PSA: In case you run any Hewlett Packard Enterprise servers or storage options, you would be sensible to replace its firmware earlier than October. Some SAS SSDs in these merchandise will “catastrophically” fail after 40,000 hours of uptime. In case you use enterprise SSDs from different OEMs, you may wish to ensure your firmware is present with them as effectively, for the reason that flaw shouldn’t be distinctive to HPE merchandise.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has issued a important warning for a number of the solid-state drives it makes use of in quite a few its enterprise server and storage merchandise. The “flaw” causes the SSDs to brick at precisely 40,000 hours (four years, 206 days, 16 hours). HPE warns that it is a catastrophic failure that may render all saved information unrecoverable.

Gear put in with firmware previous to HPD7 is topic to this challenge. To this point, these drives needs to be in working order as most shipped lower than 5 years in the past. The corporate predicts that SAS SSDs that haven’t been up to date ought to begin experiencing failure no sooner than October 2020.

4 particular merchandise have been recognized as vulnerable to this flaw, together with HPE mannequin numbers EK0800JVYPN, EO1600JVYPP, MK0800JVYPQ, and MO1600JVYPR. These are 800GB and 1.6TB drives.

The defect is seemingly not remoted to HPE tools and will have an effect on different OEMs as effectively. Hewlett Packard says it was notified of the flaw by an unnamed SSD producer, which some have speculated is SanDisk.

It is usually not the primary glitch of this type. In January, HPE issued an analogous warning for SAS SSDs that may fail after 32,768 hours. That downside had a much wider scope affecting 20 completely different SKUs.

Directors ought to replace firmware instantly and call HPE assist in the event that they run into any points. The firmware model to search for is, as beforehand talked about, HPD7. The corporate has a fixes accessible for VMWare, Home windows, and Linux on its web site. It additionally has documentation and instruments for figuring out the overall uptime of affected merchandise.

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