Over the course of 2 weeks, 5 SSD drives have failed with corrupted MBR and MFT. This is very statistically significant considering the size of our team. We are doing some investigation on the supplier side to determine if they were from the same batch or if there is any other info on the serial numbers of the drives (Samsung btw).
The thing is, we all got drives at different times during the year and we all have different read/write usages... some use VMs a great deal, others do nothing but compile in VS, some do both. It's just surprising (but not impossible I suppose) that they would fail so close to each other in time.
Is it possible that a bootloader somehow got into our system and if corrupting the drives outside of the operating system? Does anyone have any tips on what I should do to check? I am admittedly not a hardware guy so I may not even be articulating this question correctly. Thx!