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Author Topic: SSD A400 240GB Kingston - Firmware SBFKJ4.3 - 99% health after first use  (Read 1317 times)

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The last day of December I did buy my new SSD as game storage.

Manufacturer   KINGSTON
Model   KINGSTON SA400S37240G
Size            240.0 GB

Firmware Version   SBFKJ4.3
Serial Number   50026B7380C1----
Rotational Speed   Solid State Device (SSD)
Interface   Serial ATA
Standard   ACS-3 | ACS-3 Revision 4
Transfer Mode (Current / Max)   SATA-300 / SATA-600
Features   S.M.A.R.T., APM (Disabled), 48bit LBA, NCQ, TRIM

The product received at perfect condition, but after first copy of game files to it the health indicator this moved to 99%.
This was unexpected for me and I did contact Kingston and  I did get answers due email from Kingston Europe.
The long story in sort version, all latest made (2020) A400 they seem to have a firmware glitch this activating health counter at first use.
This is an false trigger and even Kingston Europe advised me to ignore it.

After using the SSD for two months up to date, I can now deliver facts (screenshots) that indeed, this is a false trigger instead of one alerting event.   

a) Screen shot = SSD unused
b) Screen shot = SSD used for two months
c) Screen shot = Benchmark results
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Re: SSD A400 240GB Kingston - Firmware SBFKJ4.3 - 99% health after first use
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2021, 04:52:14 PM »
New verification 9 months later.
The SSD health counter it is the same at 99%, but megabytes usage counters  they changed.

In three months from now I would be able to determine or predict, approximate total product life cycle, according the use that I do per year. 

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From and including: Monday, 28 December 2020
To, but not including Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Result: 505 days

It is 505 days from the start date to the end date, but not including the end date.

Or 1 year, 4 months, 19 days excluding the end date.

Or 16 months, 19 days excluding the end date.


Yes this is another followup message.
I am not monitoring SSD health actively, so this month I did realize 98% of health, the indicator has moved or changed for a first time.
February of 2022, I did replace my motherboard with a fresher one, and I did see for a first time this SSD working at full speed. 

Here are two recent screenshot, as comparison data for you.  :)
(actual use 6,914 Hours = 288 Days)


Note: KINGSTON never released newer firmware about this specific SBFKJ4.3 
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