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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Wed May 02, 2018 3:32 pm

So I've got an SSD here that was previously declared "unrecoverable" by Drive Savers. It's an M.2 but it has SATA lanes so I can attempt to connect to the PC-3000.

On power up it instantly comes to a ready state, but any attempt to ID it or access sectors and it just gets stuck in a busy state.

Anyone know anything about this SMI NVX656.00 controller? Is it a rebranded SandForce like many others?
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It's from an Intel model SSDSCKKF256H6

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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Wed May 02, 2018 5:22 pm

I'm pretty sure that's a Silicon Motion controller with Intel "enhancements".

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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:29 am

Hello Jared,

Did you get anywhere with this SSD? I've received one in (SSDSCKKF256H6). Same symptoms as your SSD. On power on gets to 'ready' in PC3000, but on any command enters BSY. I presume you could not get it into a working tech mode?

Thanks,
John

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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:33 am

Hello,

We've just received one of these in ( SSDSCKKF256H6 ). It has similar symptoms to the SSD you had. SSD enters 'ready' on PC3000, but any command causes the SSD to enter BSY. Were you able to get your SSD into a work Tech mode or get any functionality from it?

Thanks,
John

p.s. Apologies if this message appears twice, it is my first post on your forum and there were some issues when I pressed 'submit' the first time.

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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi John,

First off, welcome to the forum. I think after discussing it with a few guys it sounded impossible. And after talking with the customer it wasn't worth a heavy investment of time and $$$ to them either, so we didn't' explore it much further.

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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:19 pm

Thanks for the reply. Yes, I suspect that this one shall be a non-recovery.

All the best,
John

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SMI NVX656.00 SSD Controller

Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:27 am

We just received same one (SMI NVX 656) controller with exactly same symptoms, assume there is no solution so far.
I wonder where we will go with so much limitation on SSD recoveries... :)

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