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Dead SanDisk Plus 120GB SSD, anyway to revive it?

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by BarryB, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    Have a 120GB SanDisk SSD that's just 'died' and only shows 16KB in diskpart!! Windows says it needs initialising but will onkly allow MBR, it then won't allow a volume to be created in Disk Management or diskpart!

    Is it the firmware that's corrupt and can it possibly be resurrected? I tried the 'power cycle' trick by connecting the drives power cable only and leaving it in the BIOS screen for an hour but still wouldn't work, still identified as Sandisk Milpitas SSD. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard software doesn't find it as Windows won't show it as a drive, only in Disk Management/diskpart does it show but then you can't do anything with it!!

    RMA is not an option as it's from a clients PC that got a refund on the drive and then bought another one, the company he bought it off doesn't want the drive back so he gave it me, just wondering if anything can be done to revive it?
     
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    Revive as in to recover data or to just use it again?

    If it's the latter, why would you want to?

    It's compromised at this point and I would not trust it with data.
    Lastly, it's worthless in terms of value.

    120GB can be found for $20 or cheaper during a sale..
     
  3. BarryB

    BarryB Maha Guru

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    No user data on it, domain joined with user folders having redirection back to the server! Novelty value only, such things as trying to force a firmware reflash if possible or other tricks that could revive it?
     
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    No fimware is going to fix a dead controller
     

  5. BarryB

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    Yep, if the electronics are fried it's bin time! Not like HDD's where you could replace the controller from an identical drive to get a it working, had to do that once to get some data off but SSD's aren't like that!
     
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