Question SSD won't boot and unrecognised

sloppyslonga

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My SSD became very slow one day then after a few days stopped working all together. Now when I try boot I am forever taken to the bios.
My disk does not show under the bios however other drives do. I have tried other sata cables to no avail. If I boot the pc using another drive that has windows the faulty ssd does not show and doesn't show in device management. If I launch the ssd with media creation tool I cannot reinstall windows and there are no useful or working options besides being able to use cmd. I've tried uninstalling sata controllers which didn't work either.

I do not care about the drive at all I just want to recover the data on it. I don't know how much data recovery services cost but I'd be willing to pay up to around $50 which I'm guessing is not enough.

I have spare drives and PC'S if you want me to run any tests.

Any help is greatly appreciated, I can respond swiftly.

System

Windows 10
I5 6600k
asrock z170 pro4/d3
2x8GB DDR3 1866
EVGA supernova 750W
SanDisk SSD Plus 240gb
 
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sloppyslonga

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Unfortunately if the drive cannot be detected then software data recovery will not work. The drive needs to be repaired first. \

Have you tried this disk in another PC? USB dock?
I have tried it in another pc and it doesnt work or show up. I have used a usb to sata cable and that doesn't work either. I don't understand how the drive can just die.
 
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Here are few factors that can lead to SSD failure:
  • Malfunctioning of electronic components.
  • Bugs in SSD’s firmware.
  • Sudden loss of power supply during drive’s operation.
  • Controller chip going crazy.
  • Excessive bad blocks on the SSD.
  • Wearing of NAND cells with age.
You can also check if any of the below issue also associated with the SSD:

  1. Initialize your SSD in case if it is not initialized.
  2. Assign a drive letter to your SSD.
  3. Check if the SSD file system is supported by Windows or not.
  4. Check if the SSD disk driver installed properly or not.
Further, you can go through the below blog link to know the solutions for an unresponsive SSD:

https://www.stellarinfo.com/blog/recover-files-failed-ssd-windows-mac/

Hope it helps!
 

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