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Hello mates,

my secondary computer suddenly wouldnt boot. Every time i started the pc, i would get a bluescreen saying that there were some important windows files missing. anyway i tried to repair the boot files of the ssd with no success, i also tried to install new windows but while installing, some error came up and the install didnt finish, now i cant do anything, it wont even boot to the bluescreen, all i get when i boot from the ssd is a black screen with a dash flashing on the top left corner. i tried to install new windows again (i used a bootable usb) and when i have to choose where to install the new os, i get the the first picture. it recognizes my ssd as "unallocated space" and says that the total size is 20MB.... WHAT? my ssd is 120 GB what is going on? i went to the bios to check if i was running in ahci mode but it was actually running on ide mode for some reason.... i have no idea why..... so ofcourse i set it to ahci mode but still the same problem. basically both bios and windows installation recognize the ssd but its probably corrupted or something. i dont know guys, i need some help here. i also posted a picture of the bios and a picture of the pc it self just in case (yes i did check the sata and power cable and tried using different cables)

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Do you have another computer to test the SSD in? try to plug it in, and boot to windows, on another drive, and see what windows does with the drive. Because we all know how well Windows does with drives...

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Best thing to do would be to test the drive in a different PC to see how it behaves. From what you're describing I'd say you may have a dead/dying drive....but you never know. You may also want to grab another drive and try installing Windows onto that to make sure your other components (motherboard is mainly what I'm talking about in this case) are working properly. When my last PC's motherboard finally bit the dust it still half-worked but threw all sorts of errors/issues with my storage.

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28 minutes ago, ryslinkee said:

Do you have another computer to test the SSD in? try to plug it in, and boot to windows, on another drive, and see what windows does with the drive. Because we all know how well Windows does with drives...

I pluged on my main pc. It's recognised by the bios, but not by windows explorer 

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4 minutes ago, Aggelos Mw said:

I pluged on my main pc. It's recognised by the bios, but not by windows explorer 

go to disk management, and see if it is an entire empty partition

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2 minutes ago, ryslinkee said:

go to disk management, and see if it is an entire empty partition

This is what i got

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6 minutes ago, Aggelos Mw said:

This is what i got

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right click on the drive and click properties and try and click everything, because I have absolutely no clue from here

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15 minutes ago, ryslinkee said:

right click on the drive and click properties and try and click everything, because I have absolutely no clue from here

 

22 minutes ago, Nathan Foster said:

Best thing to do would be to test the drive in a different PC to see how it behaves. From what you're describing I'd say you may have a dead/dying drive....but you never know. You may also want to grab another drive and try installing Windows onto that to make sure your other components (motherboard is mainly what I'm talking about in this case) are working properly. When my last PC's motherboard finally bit the dust it still half-worked but threw all sorts of errors/issues with my storage.

 

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13 minutes ago, Aggelos Mw said:

 

 

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Have you used an ssd tool, like Corsair SSD Toolbox

 

You can look through this article http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=158083

 

the "PS3109s9" shown in properties is a nand controller, and the same ID is brought up in that thread.

 

A useful quote from http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=158083

"this device has Two modes
SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 64Gb (broken mode windows freez uefi can not load etc...no responce to any(standart) ata commands)
and PS3109S9 20mb (device work all OS work and UEFI can load also device responce to ATA commands)

How to switch between them:
I found only way with two PC
First PC-motherboard without AHCI support (it not work(I dont know why) if disable AHCI in UEFI/BIOS on "on PC with AHCI")
Second PC-with AHCI

Boot windows on first PC(without broken SSD) then "hot plug"-in broken SSD(SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 mode) in
launch any Corsair/Phison firmware update tool....it will tell "AHCI not suported"
unplug SSD

Plug SSD to other PC with AHCI
and it start work as PS3109S9(second mode)

...I can not read data from this 20mb(IO error from driver always)
linux hdparm also give IO error on all "firmware"/reset/set commands

so...maybe this PS3109S9 need "special" driver to comunicate....or its simply broken

for turn from PS3109S9 mode to SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 mode-just use any Corsair/Phison firmware update tool on that PC 
this software allow you to select PS3109S9 and press update....but it stop on 5% always with random errors
same like in thsi post http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143311

when you power off(unplug) SSD and plug in again-it will be in SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 mode

it work for switch modes back/back/back I test few times(10+-)"

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  • 1 year later...

I'm having same issue on my Acer predator Helios 300. It has 128 gb kingston ssd.

But now my laptop doesn't boot . When I check with flash USB (win 10), I got same as above 20 mb. The name of ssd 

Mentioned is ps3111 . I have another 1 tb Toshiba hdd and it works fine(shows 931 gb).

 Please suggest me something.

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  • 3 months later...

hey man do you fix it .. i have the same problem .. help plz!!

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Hi 

 

I have same problem with Corsair 120GB SSD?

 

Reads 20MB 

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On 18/07/2016 at 8:42 PM, ryslinkee said:

Have you used an ssd tool, like Corsair SSD Toolbox

 

You can look through this article http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=158083

 

the "PS3109s9" shown in properties is a nand controller, and the same ID is brought up in that thread.

 

A useful quote from http://forum.corsair.com/v3/showthread.php?t=158083

"this device has Two modes
SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 64Gb (broken mode windows freez uefi can not load etc...no responce to any(standart) ata commands)
and PS3109S9 20mb (device work all OS work and UEFI can load also device responce to ATA commands)

How to switch between them:
I found only way with two PC
First PC-motherboard without AHCI support (it not work(I dont know why) if disable AHCI in UEFI/BIOS on "on PC with AHCI")
Second PC-with AHCI

Boot windows on first PC(without broken SSD) then "hot plug"-in broken SSD(SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 mode) in
launch any Corsair/Phison firmware update tool....it will tell "AHCI not suported"
unplug SSD

Plug SSD to other PC with AHCI
and it start work as PS3109S9(second mode)

...I can not read data from this 20mb(IO error from driver always)
linux hdparm also give IO error on all "firmware"/reset/set commands

so...maybe this PS3109S9 need "special" driver to comunicate....or its simply broken

for turn from PS3109S9 mode to SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 mode-just use any Corsair/Phison firmware update tool on that PC 
this software allow you to select PS3109S9 and press update....but it stop on 5% always with random errors
same like in thsi post http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143311

when you power off(unplug) SSD and plug in again-it will be in SATAFIRM S9, S9FM02.0 mode

it work for switch modes back/back/back I test few times(10+-)"

Hi is the problem fixed mate?

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