The Personal Computer Radio Show on PRN in   
New York City

Bringing computer industry news, hardware and software reviews, guest interviews and news of User Group meetings for over 35 years, the Personal Computer Show is a three-time winner of the prestigious national Computer Press Awards. Our host is Hank Kee.

The Personal Computer show is on PRN

Wednesday 6 - 7PM Eastern Time


Stream the show at 6PM ET on Wednesdays at You can also listen to the live show by telephone, no Internet needed at all, by calling 641-793-7091.


Streaming and downloads are available from PRN. Our old Audio archives were discontinued in April 2020. As of May 2020, audio archives are available at


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August 23, 2023: SanDisk Extreme SSDs keep abruptly failing. Which SSDs are affected? According to the Western Digital firmware update page, the impacted products are the models as follows:
SanDisk Extreme Portable 4TB (SDSSDE61-4T00)
SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable 4TB (SDSSDE81-4T00)
SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB (SDSSDE81-2T00)
SanDisk Extreme Pro 1TB (SDSSDE81-1T00)
WD My Passport 4TB (WDBAGF0040BGY)

Reports from affected users say the issue appears to be limited to drives manufactured after November 2022, although there is no official confirmation of that. The drives appear to hit a problem once they are around half full, at which point they will start throwing up read and write errors. The drive then shows up as unformatted, and reformatting doesn't fix the issue.


Email us at hank at or leave a voicemail message at 862-800-6805.

Our webmaster, Michael, blogs about Defensive Computing.

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August 24, 2023
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