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SandForce BSOD Firmware Bug: Fix Finally Available

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#1
Finally a fix for the BSOD/disconnect bug that has been plaguing users for months is available for SF-2200 based SSDs. OCZ uses these, has been testing this new firmware for several weeks and now believes that it's fit for release. The new firmware is at version 2.15 for OCZ drives and 3.3.2 for drives that SandForce's standard numbering system. As with any firmware update, it should be used cautiously, all data backed up and perhaps used on a non-mission critical Windows install for a while, for confidence. Note that there may be more unresolved issues and new ones introduced.

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Well that took awhile.
 
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Good news hopefully. With a recent build, Raid 0 was failing due to one drive disconnecting. Hopefully this works.

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now to see if Adata will update my drives firmware or not since the S510 is a 120gb and the only drive in the S510 series.
 

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at least its fixed, instead of just releasing a new product.
 
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at least its fixed, instead of just releasing a new product...Unlike AMD FX CPU's
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Sorry! i couldn't help myself ;)

It good news for me as i was looking to buy the OCZ SSD Agility 3 soon...
 
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too late- I already bought an m4
 
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One has to wonder if drives using the latest SandForce controller will go back up in price.
 
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ahh i see, i trought this firmware was going to be in same familly as the BD myth , but its released now , im relieved!
 

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Nice, i haven't actually had any troubles since the 1.3 firmware (Corsair force GT 120gb) , but saw that a lot of other people still were.
 
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If it's truly fixed it just might do.. I got mine so it can go as high as it wants hehe.
Kind of makes me wish I had bought the Force 3 120GB weekend before last when it was on sale for $155.
 
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I have a Vertex 2 not 3 do I need this?
 
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Kind of makes me wish I had bought the Force 3 120GB weekend before last when it was on sale for $155.
hehe, i wanted to pick up some ram too when i got mine and did not have enough for a higher one.. Although the Solid 3 does a good job though anyways.
 
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This "fix" doesn't fix shit. It broke my drives, now instead of a occasional issue my system locks up every few hours or minutes when anything involving small files comes up.


Thanks.
 

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This "fix" doesn't fix shit. It broke my drives, now instead of a occasional issue my system locks up every few hours or minutes when anything involving small files comes up.


Thanks.
Sorry to hear that. It sounds like you have a good case for RMAing it.
 
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I'm trying to work with their forums but so far I have been told its not the drives, its my controller card, or its something else. Despite them already locking 40+ pages of complaints from users and numerous threads springing up with the same issues.

I guess if nothing else I will be ordering some better drives and try to clone across and return these POS drives.
 

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That's crap customer service. This is an area that really gets my goat. :mad:

Sounds like a good reason never to buy their products again, doesn't it?
 

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well to be fair, i had issues very similar to the reported ones with my SSD - yet i have a model thats not affected by this problem.


turns out my OC was slightly unstable (to the point nothing ever crashed) and my SSD really, really didnt like it.
 
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I will link them here. This is utter crap, hundreds of computers and I have never had an issue like this.
 

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well to be fair, i had issues very similar to the reported ones with my SSD - yet i have a model thats not affected by this problem.


turns out my OC was slightly unstable (to the point nothing ever crashed) and my SSD really, really didnt like it.
Yeah, it's funny how you can see the oddest of instabilites like this.

Take my PC for example. It's been overclocked to 4.11GHz since soon after I put it together and it's solid as a rock - for 99.99999% of the time. Just very occasionally, it will bsod. And when it does, pressing reset doesn't always help, as it sort of half boots and gets stuck. I may have to press that button another couple of times, or press the mains switch on the PSU to clear it. However, this is so rare that it's not worth troubleshooting and it's anyway gonna soon be upgraded to SB/SB-E.
 

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i had everything set with mine at 3.6GHz (turbo clocks, but on all cores) and a slight OC on the northbridge/mem controller - and i'd lock up from sleep mode maybe once a month, and the odd BSOD, that when googled hinted at the SSD (never BSOD'd before putting SSD in)

back to 3.2/stock NB to test, problem free for weeks. too lazy to re-OC again for now, as its been damned hot lately.