The problem basically boils down to the drive being too conservative in response to unstable power (BSODs, unsafe shutdowns, etc). It locks up to "prevent damage" but usually ends up annoying the end user more.
The solution is to basically wait several minutes to "convince" the drive that power is stable, or manually unlock it using something like Hiren's Boot CD.
Yes it's quite annoying. No, your drive is not bricked. No, it's not a deal-killer. It did freak me out the first time, but now I use it as an excuse to get some coffee, get up and stretch, etc. :p
is there a large difference between the regular 7mm vs the mSATA in terms of SSD
What the hell, returning my 7mm version despite the slightly-or-rather-huge performance difference betwixt that and the mSata version (on my X220), but having a free bay is worth it... for another SSD. :-)
This is a great deal, but it would had been sweeter had there been no tax for CA residents. Oh well the price that we have to pay to live in such a beautiful state. Purchased this to replace the 128GB in my new Samsung Series 9 15" Ultrabook. Thinking about installing Windows 8 on it even though it doesn't have the touch screen : (
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