Well that made some poo come out, I hadn't watched the Gamers Nexus video from a couple of days ago and was interested in the Samsung 990 Pro situation. Apparently my 980 Pro 2TB is also affected by bad firmware that can cause it to wear out, it checks out OK as it's only a few months old but I just updated it. SMART says everything is fine, we will see.
In other news, ASUS can't spell the name of their own shit correctly.
In other other news the foot pedal that comes with my new scanner (Czur ET24 PRO, I started writing in New Toys but got bored) has a USB-A plug on the end but doesn't follow USB specs.
It just has a cheap microswitch inside that shorts Data+ to ground. Maybe not a catastrophic problem is it was plugged into a PC and stomped on, they should've used a different connector or made it work like a keyboard, for all the pennies that would've cost them. The scanner was not a cheap thing.