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I have a Samsung 128 go SSD : MZ5PA128HMCD-01000. When I'm using it : there is always I/O errors.

I tried to secure-erase it. But it is impossible to create a new NTFS (or any filesystem...) partition because I still get I/O errors.

I tought maybe upgrading the firmware will solve the problem. Unfortunately, I'm not able to upgrade the firmware with Samsung SSD Magician Tool ... because Magician says there is no Samsung SSD on my computer...

Is there a way to make Magician recognize this Samsung MZ5PA128HMCD-01000 SSD? Is another tool available to flash any firmware on a SSD? What should I do to fix this SSD?

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Does it still have warranty? – HaydnWVN Oct 31 '12 at 10:48
replace the SSD/cables – Sathya Oct 31 '12 at 10:48
It has no more warranty. I already tried to use other SATA cables. – anonymous Oct 31 '12 at 10:51
It sounds like you are out of luck, time to replace the hardware, if there isn't a warranty. – Ramhound Oct 31 '12 at 11:36
My Samsung is not gone, but I wonder if anyone could get the firmware updated. The Magician refuses to recognize this disk as Samsung SSD. Seems to be some sort of OEM thing. – koppor Dec 3 '12 at 19:57

If you get I/O errors it sounds rather like the disk is gone. They should come with two or three years warranty, though, so try contacting the vendor for a replacement.

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