Errors on SSD

Sven Gaerner sgaerner at
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.
> <snip>
>     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.
> 					-Matt
> 					Matthew Dillon 
> 					<dillon at>

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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