Warning - HPE drive failures after 32768 hours

Island Computers US Corp updates all drives, both Hard Drives and Solid State Drives where and when necessary to meet HPE strict maintenance eligibility and functionality. In 2019, HPE determined errors in the firmware in a group of drives from a specific manufacturer of Solid State Drives.This causes the Solid State Drive to literally die (and is unrecoverable) The range of drives appears to be PM1633 based 12G SAS Drives. See below for a list of drives affected by this defective firmware: A link yo the HPE bulletin is here: 
 

HPE Model Number
HPE SKU
HPE SKU DESCRIPTION
HPE Spare Part SKU
 
VO0480JFDGT
816562-B21
HP 480GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD
817047-001
 
VO0960JFDGU
816568-B21
HP 960GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD
817049-001
 
VO1920JFDGV
816572-B21
HP 1.92TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD
817051-001
 
VO3840JFDHA
816576-B21
HP 3.84TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 RI PLP SC SSD
817053-001
 
MO0400JFFCF
822555-B21
HP 400GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2
822784-001
 
MO0800JFFCH
822559-B21
HP 800GB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2
822786-001
 
MO1600JFFCK
822563-B21
HP 1.6TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2
822788-001
 
MO3200JFFCL
822567-B21
HP 3.2TB 12Gb SAS 2.5 MU PLP SC SSD S2
822790-001
 
VO000480JWDAR
875311-B21
HPE 480GB SAS SFF RI SC DS SSD
875681-001

 

VO000960JWDAT
875313-B21
HPE 960GB SAS SFF RI SC DS SSD
875682-001
 
VO001920JWDAU
875326-B21
HPE1.92TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
875684-001
 
VO003840JWDAV
875330-B21
HPE 3.84TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
875686-001
 
VO007680JWCNK
870144-B21
HPE 7.68TB SAS 12G RI SFF SC DS SSD
870460-001
 
VO015300JWCNL
870148-B21
HPE 15.3TB SAS 12G RI SFF SC DS SSD
870462-001
 
VK000960JWSSQ
P06584-B21
HPE 960GB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
P08608-001
 
VK001920JWSSR
P06586-B21
HPE 1.92TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
P08609-001
 
VK003840JWSST
P06588-B21
HPE 3.84TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
P08610-001
 
VK003840JWSST
P11329-B21
HPE 3.84TB SAS RI LFF SCC DS SPL SSD
P11360-001
 
VK007680JWSSU
P06590-B21
HPE 7.68TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
P08611-001
 
VO015300JWSSV
P06592-B21
HPE 15.3TB SAS RI SFF SC DS SSD
P08612-001
 

You must update the fiirmware to a minimum of HPD8 to avoid the "death" of your Solid State drive if listed above.
This may affect both HPE Integrity and HPE Proliant Servers. Firmware update utilities are available for free from support.hpe.com

Note: we have found the easiest way to update these is to pull the drives, and install in a linux 64 bit 6.10 server. The firmware update is seamless and fast.
The update does not remove any data from the drive in our experience though we strongly suggest backing up your drive(s) first.
Island Computers US Corp can provide this service to you for a fee of $50 per drive. It is typically turned around the same day. Large numbers of drives may require a day extra.
We will label the drive with the correct, updated firmware and package properly for return. We will either quote you based on weight and dims for overnight return or use your provided account number for shipping UPS/Fedex.
You may contact us by phone or use our contact page at the top to discuss.

 

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