HPE Releases Firmware Upgrade for SAS Solid State Drive Models to Prevent Drive Failure at 40,000 Hours
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) says that a firmware bug in certain SSD drives will brick them in exactly 40,000 hours.
HPE strongly recommends immediate application of the HPD7 firmware in order to avoid a catastrophic situation, with unpatched SSD drives to fail and lose their data at 40,000 hours of operation. After the SSD failure occurs, restoration of data from backup will be required in non-fault tolerance modes (e.g., RAID 0) and in fault tolerance RAID mode if more drives fail than what is supported by the fault tolerance RAID mode logical drive.
HPE was notified by a Solid State Drive (SSD) manufacturer of a firmware defect affecting certain SAS SSD models used in a number of HPE server and Storage products (i.e., HPE ProLiant, Synergy, Apollo 4200, Synergy Storage Modules, D3000 Storage Enclosure, StoreEasy 1000 Storage). The issue affects SSDs with an HPE firmware version prior to HPD7 that results in SSD failure at 40,000 hours of operation (i.e., 4 years, 206 days, 16 hours).
The following platforms are NOT AFFECTED by this issue: 3PAR StoreServ Storage, D6000/D8000 Disk Enclosures, ConvergedSystem 300/500, MSA Storage, Nimble Storage, Primera Storage, SimpliVity, StoreOnce, StoreVirtual 4000/3200 Storage, StoreEasy 3000 Storage, XP Storage, SAP HANA.
HPE's securoty bulletin is available here.