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idata
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SSD 510 120 GB Host writes reset/overflow?

Last month SSD Toolbox reports more than 3 TB written on my SSD, today only 50 GB. Is this perhaps a firmware bug, counter overflow?

(Sorry for my bad English)

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idata
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I do believe it's an issue with the 510 SSD and Intel Rapid Storage Technology. I have 3 Intel 510 SSD's on 3 units and they all have this issue. When I was using 10.0, the SMART data were updating normally. After I updated to 10.5, 10.8,11.0, and 11.1, the data logs stopped updating the values. I hope this will be fixed in future versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology.

SOasi
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My Intel 510 SSD appears to have the same problem. When the "Host Writes" reaches about 4TB, it starts over again.

idata
Community Manager
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Confirm

When the "Host Writes" reaches about 4TB, it starts over again.

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Is this perhaps a firmware bug, counter overflow ?

p.s. Intel SSD 510 Series 250 Gb F/W PWG4 Host writes 57.3 Gb

idata
Community Manager
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Are you sure that you have so much writes? Try to monitor your drive with http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645 ProcessMonitor or http://www.ssdready.com/ssdready/ SsdReady and compare results with Host writes value.

SOasi
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SOasi
Novice
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And there is still no firmware update to solve this problem until now.

idata
Community Manager
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Sorry but I don't have a solution. Just wanted to say that I noticed the same thing. My 510's are over a year old now and I was worried that the Media Wearout Indicator value in the Intel SSD Toolbax would never be accurate if the Host Writes kept resetting after 4TB.

I lost count of the number of times that I hit the 4TB limit and then reset. But I just now checked the toolbox and I finally see a change in the E9 media wearout indicator. It now shows 99% instead of the 100% under Normalized heading. So maybe that part is still functioning.

idata
Community Manager
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add my intel ssd 510 250gb

after recording 12 TB

Media Wear out Indicator (E9) began to show 99

and reset statistics after 4 TB

SOasi
Novice
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After 12TB of host writes, the Media Wearout Indicator drops to 98. Please refer to the picture.

KMora3
Beginner
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Hi glurp23,

I've noticed same issue and according to Intel, it is known bug and was submitted to be fixed in next firmware update release, see more in this thread:

/message/196502# 196502 http://communities.intel.com/message/196502# 196502

Cheers,

Karel

idata
Community Manager
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I would not be watching for a firmware update for the 510 to fix that SMART data, as the chances it will be are virtually zero. While the 510 is not yet considered "End of Life" in the Intel ARK data listing, it has not been available for retail purchase for a while now. I doubt it has been manufactured since early 2012 at the latest. Intel rarely issues firmware updates, and only for important issues, which is not the case with that SMART data value. It's possible that the SMART values displayed in the Toolbox are not the only attributes being logged.

I just learned that quite a few Intel SSDs are being discontinued, including the 520, 525, 313, and 320. If those newer models are being discontinued, what are the chances the 510 will have a firmware update for that one SMART value, if it even is a true problem.

KMora3
Beginner
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My thought exactly (there hasn't been public firmware update to 510 model ever, unlike for instance X-25M or 320 which seen several updates already), I just thought you guys should know it is known issue.

Those 520, 525, ... 25nm NAND models are getting discontinued because Intel is moving in smalled manufacturing nods soon.

SOasi
Novice
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Yes.

Intel has made some updates to the "Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox" only.

But Intel has not made any update to the firmware.

My 510 SSD 120GB is now reporting wrong host writes in the "Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox Version 3.1.6.

Because "Host Writes" jumps from 19TB to 32TB just after a system reboot, both reported by "Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox Version 3.1.6".

See attached pictures.

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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We are aware of this issue with the Intel® SSD Toolbox 3.1.6. Thanks for reporting it.

We will communicate /thread/43139 here when we have a fix.

SOasi
Novice
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Thank you!

But this problem is not solved after this Toolbox update.

It may be a firmware problem.

SOasi
Novice
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It has been a long wait.

My next SSD will not be Intel's before this problem is solved.

Jose_H_Intel1
Employee
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Please refer to the following thread: /thread/42115 https://communities.intel.com/thread/42115

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