In a second SSD snafu in as many years, Dell and HPE have revealed that the two vendors have shipped enterprise drives with a critical firmware bug, one will eventually cause data loss. The bug, seemingly related to an internal runtime counter in the SSDs, causes them to fail once they reach 40,000 hours runtime, losing all data in the process. As a result, both companies have needed to issue firmware updates for their respective drives, as customers who have been running them 24/7 (or nearly as much) are starting to trigger the bug. Ultimately, both issues, while announced/documented separately, seem to stem from the same basic flaw. HPE and Dell both used the same upstream supplier (believed to be SanDisk) for SSD controllers and...
Dell EMC’s Older PowerEdge iDRAC BMC Vulnerable to Firmware Replacement Attack
Every modern server is equipped with a baseboard management controller (BMC) that enables its remote management. A BMC is essentially a computer within a computer with its own memory...2 by Anton Shilov on 10/2/2018
Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge XR2 Rugged Server: 1U, 44 Cores, 512 GB RAM, 30 TB Storage
Dell EMC on Tuesday introduced its new-generation rugged PowerEdge XR servers, designed to work in harsh environments of industrial sites or even conflict zones. The new machines are equipped...13 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2017