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Today on CUDAs hardware misadventures:
I tried to simultaneously format a securely wiped samsung SSD to NTFS while also trying to update the firmware at the same time.
Needless to say both the programs froze and stayed that way for several hours, until I was forced to yank the drive from my PC. At that point the SSD was "bricked"
I did save it though, I force-flashed new firmware onto the SSD, now it works again.
don't be CUDA people, don't try to format an SSD while updating the firmware at the same time