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JPasi
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S3500 1.8" SSD "disappears" when stressed with writes when using MicroSATA->2.5" adapter

I'm using an adapter to plug these 3.3v drives into a desktop/server, and they load up fine, but then when stressed (raid build, iometer test, etc) they "disappear" momentarily causing issues. I'm wondering if they voltage spec is a little off or something, causing hte issues? THe adapter i'm using says it supports both 3.3v and 5v drives though, so I'm not sure how that wouldn't work.

The adapter that i'm trying is: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004AQ0IRA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 Amazon.com: Micro SATA 1.8" Drive to 2.5" Drive Caddy: Computers & Accessories

I also tried these, but none of the drives would even load up at all when i try them: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SX82982?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SX82982?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00

In each case i've tried with 4 drives and 4 of each adapter, and get consistent results.

Any ideas? I hate to see these $$ 800GB drives go to waste.

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AP16
Valued Contributor III
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Please show us the SMART values report for SSD.

JPasi
Novice
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The SSD Toolbox won't let me copy all the smart details themselves, so here is the "export" of information on the drive. That said, i've tested this with all 4 drives, and they all exhibit the same behavior.

Thanks,

Jesse

AP16
Valued Contributor III
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Well, interface CRC errors count is zero, so connections are solid, but the rate of power losses is non-zero, so adapter you used cannot provide stable power to drive.

JPasi
Novice
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That's what I figured.

This is the second set of adapters that i've tried, as noted above (first didn't work at all, and this one seems unreliable). Is there a known good adapter that is compatible with these drives? I accidently ordered the drives a while back, instead of the intended 2.5" ones, and the retailer wanted to charge me like 30% restocking fee for them, so i figured i could use them with an adapter...

My end intention is putting these into a supermicro 3.5" drive caddy, in a supermicro server, so even if the adapter or 5v to 3.3v cable is a bit bulky, it should fit into the IcyDock caddies i use.

Thanks,

Jesse

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