Hello, I have a Kingston A400 240GB [SA400S37/240G, native firmware on label: SBFK71B1] with the infamous SATAFIRM S11 problem, happened last week after 1,5 years of usage. I have backups of my data, so what I am looking for is to restore the health of the drive in order to keep using it; I don't care if the data is wiped in the process: I am prepared to reinstall the OS.
I have tried running repairS11 utility by vlo : when using a SATA-to-USB adapter phison_flash_id detects PS3108 Controller so the repair utility refuses to run; when using built-in SATA port on my Laptop (AHCI mode set in BIOS) the detected Controller is PS3111, the repair utility ends correctly with a success message, but the problem remains. What else can I do?
By any chance has anyone tried using PhisonToolBox v1.17? By all means I just want to exit from 'Safe Mode' state, restore 'Ready' state of the drive and just reinstall my operating system over it, I do not care about the data because I have backups.
Another user claimed he restored the same drive model using SBFKB1C3.zip (media.kingston.com
) and s11-flasher 2.0 . Does this actually give a new life to the SSD (even if it erases the data) and will it void the remaining warranty of the unit?Moderator edit:
I've removed some of the links thrown in this post. First posts that are jammed full of links appear spammy, to say the least.