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Join Date: Jul 2009
10-22-2009, 05:17 PM
Someone in the MDD Forum claims he found out what's causing this: a short on one of the screws that attaches the SSD to the slot (Runcore 128gb IV pro in mini 9 Success!), but I'm just not willing to use electrical tape and luck to keep it from shorting out again in the future, particularly when my Mini 9 has become such an integral part of my job in a very short period of time.
To be clear, this is RunCore's fault, and not MDD's. But I'm disappointed nonetheless.
Join Date: Oct 2009
10-22-2009, 06:56 PM
Check this out:
Runcore 128gb IV pro in mini 9 Success!
Join Date: Mar 2009
32g runcore pro iv from memoryc (Ireland) - 10-25-2009, 11:56 PM
I just received my Runcore and have ahd the same problem, googled and found this thread and am at least glad you guys seem to go some way to explaining it.
I cloned my mac os from my working dell mini (and its STEC) via USB to the new Runcore. All went fine, and I then removed battery, anti-staticed myself and installed new runcore which went in fine. (so it seemed)
then in the BIOS no hard drive was found and I tried about 10 times rebooting.
So I am starting to panic and tried the Runcore via USB again once I had swapped in the STEC again. It showed in Finder, but this was only just a cache of the top level directory on the drive - as soon as I try to navigate or repartition with disk utility, my system hangs.
then it comes up with device removal and the mounted icon of the drive disappears. (so this means the drive is now dead!)
I am not sure what to do - I bought mine from memoryc of Ireland (in the EU - I live in UK), who I have used before and have been excellent.
I am going to email them and also Runcore who may have a response on this now.
If it turns out it is the "short" issue with the screw, as in the other thread, I will be very cross with Runcore for possibly having let these get out without spotting the problem - it is *meant* to work on this platform specifically!
Hopefully though Runcore will realise they have to sort this properly, and help their suppliers and customers. (in fairness I have a runcore for an eeePC 901 of oler type SSD and it has worked great since I got it).
An interesting point is that on youtube there is a video (with chinese looking text) showing to install the SSD to a Dell - in it the person gives it a weird nudge ? Anyone know why?
thanks for this thread all of you anyhow, it helps not to be isolated!
edit - haha I just noticed the pathos of my signature (first post I have made for a while here!)
---------- Post added at 11:56 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:29 PM ----------
a grounding issue is mentioned for some EEE PCs, with Runcore SSDs. EeeUser Forum / Runcore SSD issue - worked perfect in 901;doesn't seem to in 900A ?
I am not sure if it is related to this in any way, but worht a read on other's experinces with SSD problems.
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*anyone got any opinion on the Active Media SSD? Sabre tooth ones for sale on amazon are meant to be as fast as runcores! no independent info though *
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