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Join Date: Oct 2008
Runcore misery - suggestions? - 11-16-2009, 10:05 PM
Long story short:- left mini on one night and woke up to a BSOD, then trying to boot again, the Dell screen (and press for bios or boot options) shows up but Windows didn't even start loading, just blinking underscore in white on a black screen. The Runcore shows up in the BIOS correctly as 64gb.
Has happened a few times with this Runcore, wouldn't exactly call it reliable (but sometimes before when using flashfire, which I wasn't this time) usually I would just reformat (or try to) and have done with, but this time, d'oh, had just got back from a vacation with some of my girlfriend's pictures on. Been burned so many times with data loss in the past that I'm usually pretty careful but this happened within a week of returning home. Still no excuse, I should have been more aware.
Got one of those Nokia CA-101 micro usb cables as recommended in this thread My Runcore SSD arrived without a USB cable the drive shows up, even says runcore 64gb but shows up as 'raw', capacity 0kb. Tried on two different PCs. Successfully got data back off the same drive before (albeit using the included usb cable) no problem.
Just posting on the offchance anyone had any ideas?
My next port of call is to order another runcore with its official included usb cable (probably a waste of money but worth a shot)
Also interested as to whether a pci-e to usb cable exists and anyonre could recommoned one if so?
Join Date: Oct 2009
11-17-2009, 08:36 AM
Runcore make a mini PCIe (pata) to USB adaptor, and I bought one recently in the UK (from memoryC.com I believe) for about Â£14 + Â£4 postage. There are a few threads on this forum about this adaptor. I've tried it on a few stec ssds I acquired, but just to confirm that they are fried, not yet tried it on a working ssd.
Join Date: Mar 2009
11-27-2009, 11:14 PM
If this is the case then whatever voltage/noise/whatever is breaking the SSD; it would just as easily be able to enter the SSD via the PCIe GND connection.
If this noise is especially bad for the SSD and not any other components, than it sounds like the design problem with the SSD.
Is this what you are talking about? Or are you talking about a component on the SSD being too close to the GND ring surrounding the standoff hole on the SSD, and something feeding back into the GND plane?
Join Date: Nov 2009
12-01-2009, 03:11 AM
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