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Micron mtfddak256may

Postby budgual » 26.07.16, 20:19

We have a Micron mtfddak256may in house, assuming it is a Crucial drive. It does not come ready, is this drive supported with the latest SSD add-on?

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Re: Micron mtfddak256may

Postby Roman_TS » 27.07.16, 11:16

Hello! This drive is supported in current version of PC-3000 SSD. But for working with this drive we have to get READY state. I recommend you to leave this drive plugged to power supply for 1-2 hours. Sometimes it goes in READY state after some time.
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Re: Micron mtfddak256may

Postby budgual » 27.07.16, 17:07

Thank you, will give it a try.


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Re: Micron mtfddak256may

Postby budgual » 28.07.16, 20:33

Hi Roman,

This may be a dumb question, I have not gotten too deep with many solid state drives. The drive will not come ready at all, left it powered on overnight, is this something that could be done with the PC3000 Flash, pulling the chips, read them and reassemble the volume?

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Re: Micron mtfddak256may

Postby Roman_TS » 30.07.16, 12:08

No, it will not help, because Marwell CPU completly crypt all data with AES algorythim. If you will unsolder chips, and will try to read it with PC-3000 Flash, you will find that all data is encrypted trash.

I recommend you to do two things:

1. Put your SSD in hermetic plastic case and put it in freezer. Wait for 2-3 hours untill drive will not be cold down to -15..-25C, and try to plug. Sometimes freezing might help to read data from wear NAND chips and drive will pass initialization. Better to leave drive freezed!

2. If it will not help, try to drop some flux between chips and PCB, and then - warm with hot air gun. Maybe it's a problem with some BGA contacts on your SSD PCB.
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Re: Micron mtfddak256may

Postby budgual » 01.08.16, 17:01

Thank you for the info Roman, while on this subject, would the same hold true for the Samsung 850 EVO we have as far as data being encrypted?

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Re: Micron mtfddak256may

Postby Roman_TS » 04.08.16, 02:03

Yes, you can try the same with Samsung 850 EVO, but such trick usually does not work with this family :(
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