Thing about SSD's

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  1. W00DI macrumors member

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    I'm buying an SSD from this guy and in the description it says: When tested, the drive encountered bad sectors and would only register 8 mb in Windows and 0 mb in the BIOS. SHould I be worried?
     
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  3. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? :confused:
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    You...should slow down on the thread making brosaurus....
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    come on guys be nice

    SSDs can get bad sectors? :confused:


    if its true, dont buy it..
     
  6. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't buy it...that doesn't sound right. And bad sectors? Sounds like a HDD to me. Find a different one.
     
  7. W00DI thread starter macrumors member

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    I havn't bought it yet I wanted to know what it meant.
     
  8. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    All the people up top making fun of the OP, ought to type in the some real information for all of us. I have no clue what bad sectors or any of that is. So fill us in. This is useful information for all people interested in SSDs. :)
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i agree.

    a bad sector is a block of storage (normally block are in KB size) that cannot be read/written to by the storage device. e.g. it is damaged/bad/broken etc. SSDs and HDDs are able to "map" these bad sectors and not save data to them, if enough sectors become damaged it can significantly reduce the amount of storage that you have.

    thats a very basic understanding of it, need anything more indepth lol?

    having 8mb recognised (most likely from an 80GB SSD) is pathetic.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Unless you're putting it in an Apple IIe, don't buy it.
     
  11. Dan73 macrumors 6502a

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    I say buy it, it will make a nice paper weight.

    Could the controller on it be screwed up? Cause 8mb out of even a small 30 something GB drive?
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    haha serious? rocks are free... how much is it?
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you wont be able to tell until you get it.

    do you even have a controller to change it with?

    the chances of it being the controller are very low.
     
  14. moral-hazard macrumors regular

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    does this "solid state drive" with the "bad sectors" also have "circular platters that spin around" ?

    sounds to me like if you buy from this guy you'll end up getting an old laptop hard drive with an "intel X25-m" label stuck on it :p
     
  15. W00DI thread starter macrumors member

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    UNO Dollar :D
     
  16. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    May aswell then! Nobodies loss.
     

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