I have a Fujitsu Lifebook s762 with a native SSD drive. After a couple of months or so - the SSD became the "brick". I read the article and remembered, that just before the failure, I shut down the laptop via the 5sec power-button press.

How to check if my laptop still power supplies the SSD even in power-off state? Can the instant power-off be the reason of the SSD failure?


The drive is still visible from BIOS, but shows only 1Gb size instead of 256Gb. Some attempts to read the drive lead to no-return operations - and persistent LED light.

  • Power failure or hard power offs are not good for any running drive. Have you researched or tried any diagnostics from the Fujitus or the SSD manufacturer? – CharlieRB Feb 24 '14 at 14:27
  • @CharlieRB Yes, I have tried the Samsung's CD with firmware update util, but no luck - it doesn't even recognize my drive as eligible. – abyss.7 Feb 24 '14 at 15:26
  • That would suggest a critical failure. Might be time to get a replacement. – CharlieRB Feb 24 '14 at 19:00

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