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Kingston 240GB ssdNOW V300 with sandforce controller

Posted: 11.04.19, 03:43
by odedshankar
HI Guys,

I have got a Kingston 240gb ssdNOW V300 with sandforce controller SP2HN440.
PCB 2024447-001.F00G
The drive seems to have a firmware corruption.

Does anyone knows if this drive/controller is supported by PC3K or any other solutions available at all?

Thanks

Re: Kingston 240GB ssdNOW V300 with sandforce controller

Posted: 12.04.19, 09:57
by Roman_TS
Hello. This drives are not supported, you can read more about them here:

https://forum.acelaboratory.com/viewtop ... 955#p29955

Also, there are a couple of companies in the world founded by ex-Seagate engineers who have access to SF techno utility, but:

1. They do not sell anything and just provide recovery service;
2. Process of recovery is very complex and based on chip-off method with decryption based on keys DB from original SF company;
3. Recovery success depends on drive. They can provide solution only for limited number of issue with SSD;
4. Recovery price is extremely high. Most of customers will not accept it. But of course if they are not limited in money, it's a chance to get at least partial result.

Re: Kingston 240GB ssdNOW V300 with sandforce controller

Posted: 12.04.19, 11:39
by odedshankar
Thanks Roman, appreciate the info.

Re: Kingston 240GB ssdNOW V300 with sandforce controller

Posted: 12.04.19, 22:23
by lcoughey
The one lab I send the SandForce cases I can't handle has recovered 100% of the cases, without any data loss. That said, I've only had 4 or 5 cases out of more than 100 where my client has been willing to spend the thousands to have their data recovered.

Re: Kingston 240GB ssdNOW V300 with sandforce controller

Posted: 13.04.19, 01:41
by odedshankar
thanks for the info Luke. as expected not many customers can afford this cost, but good to know that the option exists.