Question Crucial SSD not detected in BIOS or Windows

Mar 25, 2020
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Hi and thanks for reading,

System:
MB: ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S
Primary SSD: Intel 660p 512GB M.2
Secondary SSD: Crucial MX500 1000GB

Issue:
After a power outage my Crucial SSD can't be detected in BIOS or Windows.
Also, when booting with both SSDs connected (SATA data & power for the Crucial) Windows gets stuck on the "spinning circles" and can't go into restore.
Finally, when booting with only primary SSD connected, everything works as intended - no issues.

Things i've tried:
Powercycling it: leaving the Crucial SSD connected with just SATA power for 20min, 30min, 1hour, - nothing works.
Connecting with SATA-to-USB on two different systems: Temporarily shows up under Disks in Device Manager and then quickly switches to a malfunctioning USB device. Does not show up in Disk Manager.

Any ideas? I have a feeling I have to say goodbye to the drive :(

Thank you!
 

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