Question Old SSD Corrupt, ordered new one, safely keep all files?

May 19, 2019
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Unfortunately, recently, my ssd has gone completely corrupt, windows not launching, no fix working, as the moment I have two secondary drives (or a secondary and third). Thankfully, all my important data is on the two hard drives, but when I do a fresh install, what is the best way to keep all my old data undamaged (games, photos, videos, etc...) so I can use them afterwards.

Also, once I have a new install, if I was to connect my old ssd, could I get any data off it, or is that lost now?

Thanks to anyone with any insight, it is much appreciated :)
 

Gam3r01

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When you install windows on the new drive, just unplug the HDDs before the install.
Once windows is up and running, plug the HDDs back in.

As for the SSD, if youre certain its a gonner, you can pay for professional data recovery, but that is expensive. If theres nothing absolutely vital on that drive, call it quits. Connecting it to your PC would only increase the chance of data failure.
 

USAFRet

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There are three ways to save the data from that potentially busted SSD.

  1. After a clean install of an OS on some new drive, reconnect that old potentially busted drive and see if you can get anything from it.
  2. Pay $$$$ to a data recovery company
  3. Proactively get the data from the backup you made before it died.
 

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