My sister has a Dell Mini 9 which i upgraded to a 32gb Runcore HDD last year. It has been working fine but suddenly the HDD gave up on her and im taking a look at it. I have email Runcore a few times but to no avail. I thought i'd try here before i binned it.
I am at work at the moment and will post more details this evening as i cant remember what happens when the machine is turned on, i think it constantly reboots if i remember right.
So far i have tried hooking the drive up via USB to Windows and Mac machines. On the Windows machine it recognises a USB device but it doesnt display in Disk Management. If i go into Device Manager and go into properties of the 'USB Storage Device' i see some information about the Runcore drive which was encouraging.
The Mac goes abit further and sees the disk in Disk Utility, however it cannot format the drive, if i remember correctly it complains of being unable to format as something is active if i remember correctly. (I will confirm this tonight)
I dont use Linux so i have not tried this option yet.
I have read alot about SSD
needing to be realined and data corrupted etc. There is a great blog post about the issue and how to fix STEC SSDs, i was hoping to find something similar for Runcores.
I'd really appreciate if people can recommend any ways i might be able to salvage the drive. I do not care about losing data.
I will update this thread tonight as i go through testing solutions.