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mrlip

SSD stopped working

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Hi All

 

I have an issue with my SanDisk 120gb SSD that has stopped working properly.

 

Bit of background - it is not my windows drive, BIOS recognises it fine as does device manager. My computer sees it and I can open it and see the folders but all the folders are empty. If I click on properties, the used space and free space is accurately shown.

 

Disk manager shows it as healthy although not active? If I right click and mark as active it says cannot find the file specified. Minitool partition wizard shows it as a bad disk read only and if I try to recover partition it shows the partition status as lost/damaged but when I try to recover nothing happens. Any ideas anyone?

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Update - I have tried using Recuva on the drive but it gives me an "invalid drive size" error message?

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My experience is that when SSDs go south, they really go south, permanently and non-recoverable.  

 

I am surprised you are able to even "see" it, but that suggests the controller part of the SSD is alive, but likely the media part has a fatal error which the controller can no longer decipher.

 

You have my condolences.

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Damn! I am hoping I can try to recover the data somehow? It sees the drive and that there is 100gb of data on there, I just can't see any of the files, only the folders

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