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 Post subject: Gremlin in Win 10 / AMD Ryzen platforms ?
PostPosted: January 16th, 2021, 16:26 
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I have seen numerous cases where HDDs and SSDs suddenly become unallocated.

Here is one such thread:

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/hard-drive-issues.3680176/#post-22165140

The common factor appears to be AMD Ryzen / Windows 10 platforms, and users often report these issues after a motherboard swap. Even after repairing the damage to sector 0, the same problem recurs randomly in subsequent boots.

I suspect that the problem may be related to AMD's SATA driver, but I'm not certain.

The damage to sector 0 often results in the data pattern in the attached screenshot. The partition table is also cleared.

In one case I saw a remnant of NTFS metadata (part of the $LogFile, IIRC).

Are people seeing this kind of damage in their shops?


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 Post subject: Re: Gremlin in Win 10 / AMD Ryzen platforms ?
PostPosted: January 16th, 2021, 16:42 
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Another one:

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/new-pc-older-hdds-partitions-become-unallocated-after-every-reboot.3602022/

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