An enterprise SSD flaw will brick hardware after exactly 40,000 hours

erek

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Ouch. This isn't even the first occurrence of such an issue!

"A failure would be particularly disastrous in large RAID systems where the drives are usually used. Normally, the data is still protected in a RAID even if one or several drives fail. However, RAIDs are usually built with new drives purchased all at once, and as HPE pointed out, "SSDs which were put into service at the same time will likely fail nearly simultaneously." If that were to happen, companies would lose huge amounts of data.

The drives in question are 800GB and 1.6TB SAS models and storage products listed in the service bulletin here. It applies to any products with HPD7 or earlier firmware. HPE also includes instructions on how to update the firmware and check the total time on the drive to best plan an upgrade. According to HPE, the drives could start failing as early as October this year."


https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/25/hpe-ssd-bricked-firmware-flaw/
 

dbwillis

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Glad we bought the 400gb drives , they arent mentioned on the list!
 

IndyColtsFan

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I had a client who lost two server farms due to this bug and spent two weeks in a row rebuilding them from backups. At least their backups worked great! :) It wasn't until the second failure where they discovered HP's bug.
 

HAL_404

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HP never did recover from when they told a repair tech who had ONLY an A.A.S. degree that they were not interested in his prototype and so was born the Apple computer
 
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