There seem to be problems again with the SSDs from HPE. The manufacturer has now pointed out to users that the drives have a serious fault after almost exactly 40,000 hours of operation. This causes data loss. In the meantime, the manufacturer has released a corresponding update.
A firmware error
A total of four models of SSDs from HPE are affected by the error. Due to the faulty firmware, the hard disks stop working after exactly 40,000 operating hours. The really serious aspect of the error in the HPE storage systems is that the SSDs can no longer be addressed at all. Likewise, no repair or data recovery is possible once the SSDs have been lost. Unfortunately, the same problem also exists with RAID systems that rely on one of the four SSDs.
Opinion of HPE
The manufacturer did not leave his customers in the dark about the error in the firmware. In a support release, HPE clarified which SSDs are affected by the error. In particular, these are the models with the serial numbers...