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After erasing with hdderase 3.3 did you get you capacity back or not? Or it still "8MEGAbytes available"?
I've used victoria tool also (http://www.google.ru/search?hl=en&newwindow=1&q=victoria+windows&aq=f&oq=victoria+window http://www.google.ru/search?hl=en&newwindow=1&q=victoria+windows&aq=f&oq=victoria+window) to erase drive with test write function (multipass about 48 hours). But after hdderase I got my capacity back.
If you can provide more information, then do it, please.
Formating or writing over the drive is not the same as sending an ATA Secure Erase command to the drive, which is what the HDDErase tool does. By running that victoria tool, every pass it ran used up another of your 10,000 allowed MLC cell writes.
An alternative to the HDDErase is using the hdparm tool in Linux:
I have SLC drive and SMART attribute that is showing flash wear aka Endurance Remaining (232) is changed from 89 то 88 that is not critical for me. Anyway I got stable drive after all. Thanks for hdparm tip
i have exactly same issue with x18-m 160G gen 2. things happened when I installing windows 7, i am using thinkpad x301 laptop. I doubt this is a bug with intel x18/x25-m ssd. looks this is not a occasional case.
I have the same problem. After updating to 2CV102HA firmware today my SSD stopped working. It worked a little while, but after I restared Windows it started to show 0MB in BIOS and Intel Firmware Update Toolkit shows BAD_CTX as a serial number. Nice....