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[SOLVED] Did my SSD just die?

Ralsei

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I was randomly noticing some errors in my MC server, and then tried to copy some plugins to it, only to receive an "device you are trying to copy to does not exist" error. Then I see that my SSD doesn't show up in my BIOS. In Device Manager it's just "Unknown device".

It's a Crucial MX500 SSD that I bought literally 2 months ago, brand new. Should it do this?? No SATA cables are plugged out, no power cables are plugged out, i reseated everything, replugged the SSD, same thing.

HWMonitor still detects the drive, and so does CrystalDiskInfo64.





Disk management shows me this:



Diskpart shows this:



Disk 2 would be the "dead" SSD.

Should I initialize it as GPT? Will my data be wiped? How do I find out what partition table it was previously?

Please help.
 
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Ralsei

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You can try that.
Contact Crucial and see what they say.
I'm not sure if you've ever heard about something like this.

So I did diskpart clean on the drive WHILE in Windows... and it completed instantly. I was doubtful it worked, and surely enough, I still couldn't initialize the disk.

So I took my Windows USB, rebooted, the drive actually showed up in the BIOS, made my USB as the primary boot device. Started setup, went into cmd.

Did diskpart there, list disk.

Lo and behold, my SSD showed up, with the name I gave it, and the correct amount of free space.

I am in Windows now, and my SSD is back with all my files.



Apparently I still have 100% lifetime remaining on the drive.



HOWEVER, the drive is now classified as a "Basic data drive":



Will this affect performance or am I good? The drive is GPT.

I don't wanna experience this ever again.
 

Ralsei

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If you initialize and format it, all data WILL be wiped.
But, that may be the only way forward.

This is why we preach backups.
I'm more worried about the SSD being dead than the data on it, just games. Guess I'll have to let it redownload like heck overnight.

What could have caused this?
 

Ralsei

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You can try that.
Contact Crucial and see what they say.
I'm not sure if you've ever heard about something like this.

So I did diskpart clean on the drive WHILE in Windows... and it completed instantly. I was doubtful it worked, and surely enough, I still couldn't initialize the disk.

So I took my Windows USB, rebooted, the drive actually showed up in the BIOS, made my USB as the primary boot device. Started setup, went into cmd.

Did diskpart there, list disk.

Lo and behold, my SSD showed up, with the name I gave it, and the correct amount of free space.

I am in Windows now, and my SSD is back with all my files.



Apparently I still have 100% lifetime remaining on the drive.



HOWEVER, the drive is now classified as a "Basic data drive":



Will this affect performance or am I good? The drive is GPT.

I don't wanna experience this ever again.
 

Ralsei

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You're probably OK.

But again, components do actually die. A comprehensive backup routine is the One True Way to save your data.
This could just as easily have been an actual dead drive.
Yup, noted, making a backup of the more unrecoverable things as we speak, and will shove it into my monthly routine. Did an SSD speed test, 520 mb/s write, 465 mb/s read.
 

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