Question Problems with Mushkin SSD, is it dead ?

UnicornU

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Mushkin SDD(MKNSSDEC120G) probably dead -BIOS sees 120GB, gparted sees 15GB, and nothing can be written to it -anything I can do to fix it ?

I have had it for probably like 5 years or so ...not sure how long these SSD last in general
This one died after a circuit breaker tripped ...that circuit failed a number of times in the past but ...this time the drive died

is there anything I can do to resuscitate it ?
 

RealBeast

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Do a secure erase (or a diskpart clean all, which does the same thing).

Some motherboards, seems like most now, have a tools tab in the bios that has a secure erase ability. Just be sure to erase the correct drive.

Otherwise you can easily do it in a command prompt window:
diskpart
list disk
select disk n (the bad drive from the results of the list above)
clean all
exit

Then you can reinitialize and format if the drive is recovered.
 

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