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OCZ Vertex 2 SSD R.I.P.

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I'm the proud owner of a dead OCZ Vertex 2 SSD.
It was working for more than 1,5 years in a Ubuntu server without any
problem.
An after a reboot/power cycle last week it died.

The green LED goes on and stays on, no red LED blinking once, like an
other working Vertex drive does.

When trying to boot from it the BIOS tries to detect it for a more than
a minute.
And fails with the message:

    Auto-Detecting AHCI Port 1..
    ...
    Auto-Detecting AHCI Port 4..

dmesg in Ubuntu is telling this when it's hotplugged in a eSata cradle:

    [14420.804605] ata7: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection status changed
    [14420.804608] ata7: SError: { PHYRdyChg CommWake DevExch }
    [14420.804616] ata7: hard resetting link
    [14421.526959] ata7: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
    [14421.542903] ata7: EH complete

According to
https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Libata_error_messages

The device presence is detected (DevExch) and Physical ready state
changed (PHYRdyChg).

While Googling for it, I find a lot of similar stories with the Vertex
2's.
Many go in a panic mode, but drives in that mode have the Red and Green
LEDs on.
Mine only has the Green one lid.

Drives in panic mode can only be repaired by OCZ.
I don't mind the drive, but I lost some data, I have backups, but lost
a few weeks.

Because I changed the passwords of my Synology accounts, the backup
script failed to acces the storage.
And I did't notice that until it was too late.
The simplebackup tool I use, mails me every day, but I didn't read all
those e-mails.

So some lessons learned.
Luckily I haven't done major coding during these last weeks since I was
very busy at work.

Implement backups right now and check them reguarly!

If anyone has any idea what to do let me know, but the drive cannot be
accessed at all.
There are some of serial/JTAG ports on the board btw.

Click "here":http://domotiga.nl/attachments/560/oczvertex2.jpg for board
similar to mine.
I'm the proud owner of a dead OCZ Vertex 2 SSD.
It was working for more than 1,5 years in a Ubuntu server without any
problem.
An after a reboot/power cycle last week it died.

The green LED goes on and stays on, no red LED blinking once, like an
other working Vertex drive does.

When trying to boot from it the BIOS tries to detect it for a more than
a minute.
And fails with the message:

    Auto-Detecting AHCI Port 1..
    ...
    Auto-Detecting AHCI Port 4..

dmesg in Ubuntu is telling this when it's hotplugged in a eSata cradle:

    [14420.804605] ata7: irq_stat 0x00000040, connection status changed
    [14420.804608] ata7: SError: { PHYRdyChg CommWake DevExch }
    [14420.804616] ata7: hard resetting link
    [14421.526959] ata7: SATA link down (SStatus 0 SControl 300)
    [14421.542903] ata7: EH complete

According to
https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Libata_error_messages

The device presence is detected (DevExch) and Physical ready state
changed (PHYRdyChg).

While Googling for it, I find a lot of similar stories with the Vertex
2's.
Many go in a panic mode, but drives in that mode have the Red and Green
LEDs on.
Mine only has the Green one lid.

Drives in panic mode can only be repaired by OCZ.
I don't mind the drive, but I lost some data, I have backups, but lost
a few weeks.

Because I changed the passwords of my Synology accounts, the backup
script failed to acces the storage.
And I did't notice that until it was too late.
The simplebackup tool I use, mails me every day, but I didn't read all
those e-mails.

So some lessons learned.
Luckily I haven't done major coding during these last weeks since I was
very busy at work.

Implement backups right now and check them reguarly!

If anyone has any idea what to do let me know, but the drive cannot be
accessed at all.
There are some of serial/JTAG ports on the board btw.

Resource: http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154610

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