my 1TB 970EvoPlus died -- it shows
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: FAILED!
- available spare has fallen below threshold
- media has been placed in read only mode
Media and Data Integrity Errors: 959
Error Information Log Entries: 957
and blocks all attempts to change anything (like delete all my data). The disk is under warranty, but the seller wants me to send the device for replacement. I obviously don't want them to read 1TB of my personal data and I can't delete it.
I've called Samsung technical support asking them for procedures for the situation like this. They recommended installing linux and using gparted to delete partitions. I tried (like really tried) to explain that the drive has switched to read-only on hardware level, but somehow I managed to fail.
Do you have any recommendations on what to do in such a situation?
980 Pro NVME 2TB just did the same thing to me. My machine is on 24/7 with 90% of 32GB RAM used up by browser tabs. Most users probably don't have as many writes. There will be a wave of these drives failing in the near future.