SanDisk Excessive SSDs hold abruptly failing—firmware repair for just some promised

SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD V2

Enlarge / SanDisk’s Excessive Professional Transportable SSD V2. (credit score: Western Digital)

SanDisk clients have been complaining concerning the firm’s Excessive and Excessive Professional transportable SSDs out of the blue wiping knowledge and, in some instances, changing into unreadable. Complaints return at the least 4 months, and SanDisk instructed Ars at present {that a} firmware repair is coming “quickly.” Nonetheless, SanDisk solely confirmed a firmware replace for the 4TB fashions, regardless of an Ars staffer and on-line customers reporting points with 2TB drives.

An Ars reader tipped us (thanks!) to on-line discussions stuffed with panicked and disillusioned customers detailing experiences with just lately bought Excessive V2 and Excessive Professional V2 transportable SSDs. Most customers gave the impression to be utilizing a 4TB mannequin, however there have been additionally complaints from house owners of 2TB drives.

In a thread about 4TB Excessive Professional drives in a movie and video editors subreddit, a Reddit person referred to as ian__ wrote:

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