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Join Date: Jul 2009
RunCore and Quality Control - Starting to have concerns - 10-30-2009, 11:46 PM
I want to throw out a general concern I'm starting to have about the RunCore SSDs - I'm really not trying to pick a fight, but so far, I've struck out three times with RunCore SSDs.
I originally ordered a T-Style 32GB Pro IV for my Mini 9 - it arrived, and was immediately fried when I put it into my Mini. (see this thread: RunCore ProIV getting killed in new mini9s )
Before I read the above thread, the RMA arrived and I installed it, which was fried again.
At this point, I chose to exchange the second fried T-Style 32GB Pro IV for a standard RunCore 64GB PATA that seems to be working well for everyone on the forum.
It arrived today, and when I installed it in my Mini, it immediately activated my previously inactive hard drive password in the BIOS (now a permanently activated feature in my BIOS), and requested a BIOS password (that I didn't have) for changing any settings in the BIOS and accessing it - this thread on a different forum explains exactly what happened (not me, just a similar situation): Runcore 32GB SSD - Hdd password - Dell Mini 9 - TweakTown Forums and Runcore 64GB SSD - brand new drive has HDD Password - TweakTown Forums
I'm starting to have some serious doubts about RunCore's quality control, testing and fabrication. What have been others' experience with RunCores? Am I just on a bad string of luck?
I will say that the folks at MDD have been very accommodating, but I am starting to wonder if I should just go with a different brand.
Join Date: Oct 2009
Thanks MyDigital - 11-09-2009, 02:13 PM
I received my replacement 32G SSD for my Mini9 and installed it. At first it didn't show up on my Mini9 but then I remembered reading in the forum about the screws for holding the SSD in place. I had screwed them in tight so I backed them off a little and the SSD showed up on my Mini9. I then installed the operating system and it is running.
Join Date: Jul 2009
11-11-2009, 01:57 AM
I just received my RMA 64GB Runcore Pro from MDD (4th RMA to-date) - so far it is accepting an OS X installation just fine.
HOWEVER, in the BIOS settings, I noticed under security that the hard drive password setting now reports "HDD PASSWORD FROZEN."
This was from a fresh out-of-the-box RunCore - what does this mean? Will it lock up like the previous and start asking me for a password? Anybody from MDD care to comment?
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