06-01-2012 11:56 AM - edited 06-01-2012 12:01 PM
I secure erased the Samsung ssd in my x300. I had already done that before with no issues but this time the system did not react for an hour or two so I had to manually turn it off and back on again.
Now the SSD is not recognized by the BIOS anymore - booting is sluggish and I get
2100 HDD0 Hard Disk Drive - Initialization Error (3)
I already tried attaching the ssd to an external 1,8" mSATA-> USB adapter but it didn't help.
My laptop is out warranty for about 4 months now - does anyone have an idea on how I can get it to work again w/o having to purchase a new mSATA drive (which easily runs $150)
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06-06-2012 10:50 AM
Hello andrasz14 and welcome to community,
Kindly update the BIOS and check, also check with another SSD if available
06-08-2012 05:21 AM
sadly, your drive is bricked and irrecoverable. i had this happen on an old samsung SLC micro-SATA SSD and there was no solution other than replacement. the workaround is to set a password on the drive before secure erasing. unfortunately it's too late for that.
on a side note, what you're referring to as "mSATA" is actually micro-SATA. mSATA is a different standard than what's used in the X300/X301.
06-08-2012 05:45 PM
I know it's called micro Sata but I thought mSata was the appropriate abbreviation. Thanks for clarification.
How much would Lenovo charge me to replace the SSD? A new 60GB SSD would easily cost me $150.
06-08-2012 07:12 PM
since your system is out of warranty, you might be just as well off looking on ebay or going through a local reseller. if you had an SLC drive then you could go with any number of MLC drives and save some money without losing reliability or performance. as one example, the 1.8" samsung 60GB MLC SSD typically sells in the $70 range on ebay.
i've owned six X300/X301 systems with a range of SSDs. anything from intel or samsung is a solid choice.