Originally Posted by Dunhamzzz
yeah in all fairness the person who gave that particular SSD
in was more the fool.
I donâ€™t necessarily think you can blame the other person for leaving the information on the SSD
, because you can only assume they sent it back because it was faulty.
Most people wouldnâ€™t expect a faulty part to be re-used and even if it were destined to be refurbished would expect it to be returned to an â€śas newâ€ť state. For all we know the fault may have prevented them from removing the data.
I have had similar problems with flash drives and hard drives with intermittent faults where you cannot read/write or format them but then try them again hours or days later and they seem to work again (often seems to be heat related). To get replacement drives I have obviously had to present the original faulty ones but in most cases I have requested that the â€śoldâ€ť faulty drives be destroyed in front of me so I can be sure the data is not accessed in the future. But most people may not realise they need to be this careful to ensure their privacy/security.
One of my colleagues has an interesting method he uses for faulty flash and hard drives that go bad with sensitive data on board â€“ he uses an electric drill to keep the data â€śsecureâ€ť.
The â€śnewâ€ť SSD
appears to be causing BSODs so either the original was replaced with another a faulty one or there is another issue with the machine, so all up I think you can lay the blame with Dell on a number of possible fronts.