SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

Bit Baby

SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

Hi All,

My SSD MX100 worked fine 3 or 4 years but suddely became write-protected, no any utility (Windows nor Linux) could format or delete any partition on it.

Firmware is MU02.

Who could help to remove 'write protected' status or re-flash the firmware??

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

I have the same problem. 

diskpart says:

DISKPART> attributes volume
Read-only              : No
Hidden                 : No
No Default Drive Letter: No
Shadow Copy            : No

DISKPART> attributes volume clear readonly

DiskPart has encountered an error: The media is write protected.
See the System Event Log for more information.

 

Mbrfix says:

Function failed. Error 19: The media is write protected.

Event log NTFS says:

A corruption was discovered in the file system structure on volume E:.

The exact nature of the corruption is unknown.  The file system structures need to be scanned and fixed offline.

 

JEDEC Jedi

Re: SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

 @mx100problem,   If you can still access the MX100 I would suggest getting any files from it now if you don't have a recent backup.

 

Can you  provide the SMART Attributes for the MX100 including the firmware version of the SSD?   Make sure to remove the SSD serial number from any posts.   

 

 

Kilobyte Kid

Re: SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

Didnt screenshot it, but Crucial Executive Client thing says healthy, and SMART looked normal.
JEDEC Jedi

Re: SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'


@mx100problem wrote:

 

A corruption was discovered in the file system structure on volume E:.

The exact nature of the corruption is unknown.  The file system structures need to be scanned and fixed offline. 

How about performing volume scan and repair? It looks like there may be some file system corruption and OS locked the drive in order to avoid further corruption I guess.

 

If you can access the data on the drive then data backup would be the first thing to do! Then you can try to scan the volume and look for a solution.

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Bit Baby

Re: SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

I tried many attempts to clean the partition, used some utilities in windows, linux even tried to erase the drive by mediaplayer. Some utilities told that process complete, even without errors, but when I restarted system I saw that nothing is changed!

 

Could ANYBODY from CRUCIAL have a look at this issue???

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: SSD MX100 suddenly became 'Write-Protected'

You can contact Crucial via the customer services link in my signature.  This is primarily a peer to peer forum.

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