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 Post subject: SSD Research - Patriot 60GB MLC SSD - PYRO
PostPosted: May 8th, 2015, 1:00 
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This SSD seems to be working ok, now it is for research. In this thread I will post anything interesting I find. I hope to include things like:
- Console access
- JTAG, hooking up, output etc
- Firmware update, RE, tricks, tips
- Possibility of NAND chip off recovery
- Wear levelling/ECC/data Structures etc
- anything interesting

Feel free to add anything you might know or find out, or any comments, criticism etc. All I ask Is the thread stays on topic to this research.

Vendor: Patriot
Model: 60G MLC SSD - PYRO
P/N: PP60GS25SSDR
Type: SSD
Firmware: 3.3.2
capacity: 60GB
Interface: SATA
Condition: Used and Working
Controller: sandForce SF-2281VB1-SDC
NAND chips: 8x 8GB
NAND Vendor: Micron
NAND Laser code:29F64G08CBAAA-WP
NAND ID: 2c 88 04 4b

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On the board we have J1, 5 contacts and some unopulated resistors. This traces to 2 Vias, and I havent looked at it closely yet to see what this might be. The unpopulated U3 could be for a USB chip or support for the unpopulated NAND chips. There are a couple of Jumers and Test Points to look at: TP20, TP26, TP27 for example and J2.. possibly a zif connector or JTAG/serial, and J3, J4 that could be Firmware/ROM switching jumpers.

The test point pads on the NAND chip side clustered around the back of the Controller are interesting and candidates for JTAG/Serial as well.


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