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Old 13-03-2019, 11:58 PM   #1
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M2 SSD completely dead?

My sis desktop's M2 SSD is unable to boot and I did the following steps so far to try to retrieve the data from it. Are there any other methods

- Booted Linux Live Distro, Ubuntu unable to detect the SSD.
- Placed the SSD in a M2 to USB enclosure and connected it to another PC, no PC can detect it. It shows up in Disk Management, but it is listed as 'Unknown' and 'Not Initialised'. Initialising it to either MBR ot GPT will result in "The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error" .
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Old 14-03-2019, 01:28 AM   #2
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Strange, I saw a reply just now but it is now gone
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Old 14-03-2019, 07:48 AM   #3
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What brand is the M2 SSD?




Tough luck bro, cannot detect means is likely to be dead...
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nowadays even ssd cannot be trusted media liao
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Old 14-03-2019, 09:25 AM   #5
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nowadays even ssd cannot be trusted media liao
There is no such thing as a trusted media. Even if you carved it on stone, it will also wear out after some time. When it comes to storage, one should always backup important data.
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Old 14-03-2019, 06:53 PM   #6
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My sis desktop's M2 SSD is unable to boot and I did the following steps so far to try to retrieve the data from it. Are there any other methods

- Booted Linux Live Distro, Ubuntu unable to detect the SSD.
- Placed the SSD in a M2 to USB enclosure and connected it to another PC, no PC can detect it. It shows up in Disk Management, but it is listed as 'Unknown' and 'Not Initialised'. Initialising it to either MBR ot GPT will result in "The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error" .
How old is the M2 SSD and which brand?
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Old 14-03-2019, 07:16 PM   #7
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Go RMA if still have warranty.
SSD die usually no warning one.
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Old 14-03-2019, 10:22 PM   #8
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Go RMA if still have warranty.
SSD die usually no warning one.

this.


If you are lucky and are monitoring your stats, you would have seen a marked increase in your reallocated sector count
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Your ssd went to its FinalDestiny...
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- Never ever buy a DRAM-less SSD.
- And always side aside 10% of your SSD as empty (aka Over provisioning) to help optimize the performance and lifespan of your SSD. It is good practice.

Also, best if you can do a clone of your entire OS partition on an external SSD. That way, if your main SSD kaputs, you can boot up your Windows that is just a few months older but have the necessary software and settings on it to keep working while you either RMA your current SSD or attempt to recover any loss data too.

Windows 10 recently screwed up their OS with an update where when I used System restore that is just a few days old, and it made Windows get BSOD upon boot. Seeing how corrupted the OS is, I might as well restore back an old Image that I created 4 months back and now, all I have to do is just update some software and not much else. Everything is working as it is supposed to without having to reinstall everything.
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- Never ever buy a DRAM-less SSD.
- And always side aside 10% of your SSD as empty (aka Over provisioning) to help optimize the performance and lifespan of your SSD. It is good practice.

Also, best if you can do a clone of your entire OS partition on an external SSD. That way, if your main SSD kaputs, you can boot up your Windows that is just a few months older but have the necessary software and settings on it to keep working while you either RMA your current SSD or attempt to recover any loss data too.

Windows 10 recently screwed up their OS with an update where when I used System restore that is just a few days old, and it made Windows get BSOD upon boot. Seeing how corrupted the OS is, I might as well restore back an old Image that I created 4 months back and now, all I have to do is just update some software and not much else. Everything is working as it is supposed to without having to reinstall everything.
What is the typical size of an installed OS? Possible to clone to Flash drive?
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What is the typical size of an installed OS? Possible to clone to Flash drive?

Windows 10 swallows 20 GB easily.


Running Windows off the flash drive is the worst possible decision you can make (unless you are using Windows 10 Enterprise to go). Most flash drives cannot tolerate the amount of reads/writes for a long period of time, and most of the time you will end up with dismal transfer rates (or a hot-arse flash drive).
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Old 15-03-2019, 06:01 PM   #13
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My sis desktop's M2 SSD is unable to boot and I did the following steps so far to try to retrieve the data from it. Are there any other methods

- Booted Linux Live Distro, Ubuntu unable to detect the SSD.
- Placed the SSD in a M2 to USB enclosure and connected it to another PC, no PC can detect it. It shows up in Disk Management, but it is listed as 'Unknown' and 'Not Initialised'. Initialising it to either MBR ot GPT will result in "The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error" .

Actually I re-looked at your post. Your drive is still detectable which is a good sign.


Google Testdisk and use it to rescue the M2 SSD. It is likely that your M2 SSD maxed out it's write life.


If you want a simpler interface you will probably need to opt for expensive solutions.
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Windows 10 swallows 20 GB easily.


Running Windows off the flash drive is the worst possible decision you can make (unless you are using Windows 10 Enterprise to go). Most flash drives cannot tolerate the amount of reads/writes for a long period of time, and most of the time you will end up with dismal transfer rates (or a hot-arse flash drive).
Not to run but as clone for HDD.
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Not to run but as clone for HDD.

if you want to leave as an image file... also can ba
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