Errors on SSD
sgaerner at gmx.net
Wed Sep 19 02:55:12 PDT 2012
On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 08:23:03AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :Model Family: SandForce Driven SSDs
> :Device Model: OCZ-VERTEX2
> :Serial Number: OCZ-CU25VMZ6117F3NFM
> SandForce controller... those have historically had many bugs over
> the years, and OCZ's firmware has also historically had many bugs
> over the years. There might be a firmware update, which you should
> look into via OCZ's web site (google for it maybe).
> (Of course, updating firmware on a SSD has its own problems, usually
> requiring one to throw together a DRDOS bootable usb stick to run the
> firmware updating software).
> :Firmware Version: 1.29
> :User Capacity: 60,022,480,896 bytes
> 60GB SDD.
> All good.
> Insofar as the SSD is concerned everything is working properly.
> At least that means there's a good chance that the errors you
> are seeing are NOT media errors, but firmware issues.
> On the plus side we know it's an OCZ SSD which means that you
> need to research possible firmware upgrades for the device.
> OCZ has had many, MANY bad firmwares over the years. Far
> more than other SSD vendors.
> I'm not sure regarding the AHCI errors you are getting.
> Could it be related to the kernel? Well, not likely.
> We've actually fixed a few bugs in the AHCI driver in
> later kernels, but I doubt any of those could cause new
> errors to occur.
> AHCI reports your SSD as:
> ahci0.2: Found DISK "OCZ-VERTEX2 1.29" serial="OCZ-CU25VMZ6117F3NFM"
> So, version 1.29 firmware. I went to OCZ's site and the current
> firmware release is 1.37.
> So I think it is definitely worth going through the hell of
> updating the firmware.
> Matthew Dillon
> <dillon at backplane.com>
Thanks a lot for the detailed explanation of the smartctl output. I will
try with updating the firmware of the SSD and then reply to this thread
with the results.
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