I got three Dell Mini 9s in the recent offering. All the same.
Ordered three of the new faster RunCore Pro IV PATA 50mm SSDs (RCP-IV-P5032-C). This is the "T" shaped drive that uses the WWAN space.
One machine installed fine, no issues. The two remaining machines, both killed the SSDs. Machine 1, I installed the SSD
and it showed up in bios as 0GB. Shutdown, installed it in an older mini9, it shows up as a 25gb drive, but works, returned it to the new mini9, installed it, still shows up as 0GB. Pulled it out again, connected to USB, can't write to it, can't repartition, can't do anything. SSD
is dead. Machine 2, much the same thing. Installed, bios reports 0GB, installed in an older mini9, bios reports 25gb. Once the SSD
is hosed and reports 25gb, the speed of it is dramatically reduced.
Both machines that "killed" the runcore pro SSDs work fine the the factory dell SSD
and with an older 16gb standard runcore SSD
All three minis are bios A05, with bluetooth and webcam options.
All three have Crucial 2gb memory upgrades.
All three work fine with the OEM dell 4gb SSD
and with the old style 16gb RunCore SSD
What gives? Could it be I just got two bad SSDs in the same shipment?