Thank you for contacting our support community.
We understand your situation regarding the Intel® SSD 540s Series.
In order to better address your situation, could you please confirm the following information:
*Are you using the SSD as a boot drive or as a storage device?
*Have you tested the SSD in a different M.2 port?
*Have you tried to perform a secure erase to the SSD?
*How did you determinate that you can not read and only can write to the SSD? Do you get an error message? If so, please attach the screenshots of it.
We look forward to hearing back from you.
Thank you for your quick answer!
* I would like to use it as a boot drive, but if it works as a storage drive, I could use it now. It is unusable at this time.
* 1 M.2 port on the machine. I have no other machine with a M.2 slot.
* Safe deletion? I do not know what is it. I just formatted in my linux system. Windows 10 indicates an error when I try to format it.
* Linux Mint 18.3 + Apollo-lake isorespin.sh modified live system, writes and reads it as well. I measured the speed with gnome-disks:
I measured the speed with Windows 10 home system, CrystalDiscMark.
You can find all the information here:
**The seller is perfect. This proves: intel.csv in the attachment. Does this confirm the perfect operation?
Thank you for the reply.
Based on the information and the screenshots attached, we recommend you to contact your https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html# @3 local support team for further assistance.