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Greetings to all,

                            I have recently replaced my Power Supply, on booting for the first time the PC went into BIOS.


Have swopped aroud some cables it seems my Crucial 120GB SSD is dead.


When connect to a laptop vis a USB adaptor cable Disk Manager reports the SSD as 'No Media'


I have tried using EASEUS & Disk Recovery but neither package 'sees' the SSD.


Can anyone recommend how to bring the SSD 'Back to life' or failing that how to recover the

data fom a Documents Partition?


Many thanks,


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Actually, I was wrong. I have used TestDisk in the past but its been a long time ago.

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This is very odd. If you did not format it, the data should still be there. There are no moving parts on an SSD so its not really prone to the failures of SATA drives. Download a linux distro and boot it live to see if the drive shows up. I would think maybe the master boot record got messed up or something. Perhaps windows cannot see it but linux will be able to (had that happen dozens of times).

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V.T. Eric Layton

Check the simple things FIRST:


- bad USB cable

- bad USB port

- power



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The best way to recover data from a dead SSD is to restore your backup. If you don't have a backup, make sure you do next time.


“ computer users can be divided into 2 categories:
Those who have lost data
...and those who have not lost data YET ”
Remember to BACKUP!
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