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    Ed P
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    A scary warning from HP which made me wonder where I stood with my OEM drives!

    Ats Technica article

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    Ed P
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    Apologies, I made a complete Ars of myself. The Link goes of course to El Reg and not Ars

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    Ed P
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    Good job I read the article. It prompted me to run CrystalDiskInfo, and one of my larger drives is now in the yellow! I need to see if there is an opportunity to replace it with a larger drive and rationalise some vm storage/backups.

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    Thanks, whilst I suspect not affected in the slightest, I checked and noticed one of my SSDs (both Crucial) had out of date firmware, and since I use Linux, I had to get the bootable iso to update, which is tiny and not interactive.

    I also didn’t backup, so scared the living crap out of myself whilst I set it off to update.

    Fortunately, all went well and the drive is updated and fine.

    Arch Linux, on a Ryzen 7 1800X, 16 GB, 6 (yes - 6) HDs inc 2 SSDs, 4 RPi 3Bs + 1 RPi 4B - one as an NFS server with two more drives, PiHole (shut yours), Plex server, cloud server, and other random Pi stuff. Nice CoolerMaster case, NV GTX 1060 6GB, and a whopping 32" AOC 1440P monitor.

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