And using Linux would presumably be little different than Windows.I started to, but found other info that indicated that simply powering it may not do anything. The problem with this whole thing is that the companies making the SSDs don't make the inner workings of their drives public. But, if you look at the structure of a flash cell, there appears to be no way that simply applying power to the circuitry could specifically re-charge the cells that need it. That's the whole point of these things; it's isolated until you read it. I have no way to know if reading the whole drive will do anything, but I do know that the management scheme can read voltage level off of a cell and will re-write it elsewhere to avoid data loss. Reading the whole drive will force it to see what needs attention.
A Linux LiveUSB is no different.