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SSD freenas-boot zpool data corruption ?!?

Pierce

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I've had a bunch of problems with USB sticks on my HP Microserver N40L since 11.2 came out, on redmine, someone suggested using a small SATA SSD as my boot device, so I ordered a Sandisk 120GB SSD Plus from Amazon, got it today, hooked it up to the mobo, and did a clean install of 11.2-U1 to it, then restored my config. do a scrub of the boot device and its showing 21 corrupted files, and about 100 checksum errors. yet, no CAM errors in DMESG

grrrrrr. I've ordered a different brand (Crucial BX300), and will return this one, but yuck.
 

Chris Moore

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Sandisk 120GB SSD Plus
These drives have some kind of firmware or chipset problem that makes them not work properly with FreeNAS. I have seen a lot of users have problems with them. The only ones that I know for sure work well, because I have used them, are the Intel, almost any model and these Kingston ones:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kingston-S...Solid-State-Drive-SV300S37A-120G/123607529487
I have a couple servers at work that are running on those Kingston drives for a couple years with no trouble and I have these Intel drives in some other servers:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-320-Series-120GB-MLC-SSD-SATA-3Gbps-2-5-SSDSA2BW120G3H/163497391214
 

Chris Moore

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Pierce

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p.s. my very first SSD was a kingston and it suffered random bit rot through most of its short life til I realized it was junk.
 

Chris Moore

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indeed, but that's an obsolete model, and is a used ssd, and i'm sorry, a used ssd to me is like a used condom. I couldnt find any new intel SATA ssds for less than $200.
Modern SSDs have enough endurance to last a decade or more. It is nothing like a condom. That's just crazy talk. I would understand if it was a business and procedures of the business don't allow for buying on eBay but even where I work, we are able to take advantage of good deals on previously used equipment.
 
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