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    Are power outages killing your SSDs?


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    Well, I have experienced that with my Crucial M4. After a forced shutdown, there is a forced wait too .
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    It appears that a laptop at least is resistant against this sort of damage, due to it having a battery.

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    That's why all my computers are hooked up to UPSs. Our power out here in the sticks is somewhat flaky the USP beeps a couple of times a day...on a good day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Well, I have experienced that with my Crucial M4. After a forced shutdown, there is a forced wait too .
    I bricked my first laptop M4 several times and the power cycle trick recovered it each time until it finally totally broke. Got an RMA to return the drive to Crucial and the replacement has been working flawlessly for a couple of months now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    I bricked my first laptop M4 several times and the power cycle trick recovered it each time until it finally totally broke. Got an RMA to return the drive to Crucial and the replacement has been working flawlessly for a couple of months now.

    Jerry
    Yes, the power cycle has always worked for me too. I just wish it was completely unnecessary,

    @Jim & @RG,

    The 3 times it happened I had to forcibly shut it down, as Windows stopped responding. I usually keep my batteries, at least an older one, on the computer at all times, so the issue was not a power outage.
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