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Back up your HP SSD drives ...

... and don't use an HP SSD drive to do it.

 

Various HP SCSI SSD drives will default to shutting down after roughly three years and nine months.


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Re: Back up your HP SSD drives ...

It's worse than just shut down.  The drives brick themselves, leaving you with no way to get to your data after have reached 32768 cumulative powered-on hours.  How's that for planned obsolescence?

 

The particularly nasty part about this is that RAID arrays are likely to completely collapse, given that all the drives share a common power-switch.  In this scenario, hot-spares do nothing but give you a false warm-fuzzy.

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Re: Back up your HP SSD drives ...

Looks like it doesn't affect all of their drives and there are published firmware updates to resolve the issue in the ones that are affected:

 

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00092491en_us