There are multiple lawsuits currently pending against Western Digital over a data loss issue with the Sandisk Extreme and My Passport SSD. Despite firmware updates for SSDs, data loss is said to continue.
Back in May of this year, we wrote about the fact that several 4TB Sandisk Extreme (Pro) SSD users reported that they could no longer access their stored data. Sandisk has promised a firmware update that should curb the data loss issue. However, according to new information from Ars Technica, the 2TB and 1TB versions of the Sandisk Extreme Pro and Western Digital My Passport 4TB are also affected.
After data loss: Sandisk promises to fix the Extreme SSD
Three lawsuits against Western Digital
Legal action against Western Digital, the maker of SanDisk SSDs, is already underway. Two more lawsuits have now been filed in the past week, bringing a total of three lawsuits against Western Digital for data loss with Sandisk and Western Digital SSDs.
According to Ars Technika, the following solid-state drives from the US-based mass storage device manufacturer are affected:
- SanDisk Extreme 4TB (SDSSDE61-4T00)
- SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable 4TB (SDSSDE81-4T00)
- SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable 2TB (SDSSDE81-2T00)
- SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable 1TB (SDSSDE81-1T00)
- Western Digital My Passport 4TB (WDBAGF0040BGY)
The data loss issue persists
Western Digital released a firmware update at the end of May after reports of SanDisk Extreme SSDs accumulating, in which the drives suddenly deleted data and could no longer be loaded by the operating system. Currently sold SSDs should not be affected by the data loss issue. I mentioned recently the edge However, even after a firmware update, data loss occurs and existing Western Digital SSDs continue to lose data.
on too reddit Users have reported data loss with various SanDisk Extreme SSD drives. Perrin and Bayerl reported that they “purchased at least eight SanDisk Extreme SSDs from Amazon, including the 2TB, 4TB Extreme, and 4TB Extreme Pro models” and that Perrin “lost all data on several SanDisk SSDs”.
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