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Old 10-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #1
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Hey someone handed me an SSD to check.

I installed in my desktop and nothing came up.

So... Is SSD drive data recovery possible?

(Drive is owned by a teacher.... might have lost data for courses.)

Whats the best advice?
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Need more info Billy, is the SSD connected as an additional drive to the OS Disk ?

Is it visible in the BIOS ?

Do you see it in Disk management ? Start--run--diskmgmt.msc
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whats the make and model of ssd how old is it? any signs of damage = eg water damage
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As stated, How do you have it installed on your Desktop? (ie) as a secondary drive? It should not be installed as a Boot drive.
First step is to boot into Setup (Bios) under System Information, is the drive listed there? If not, then it will not be seen any where else.
If seen there, boot into Windows and go to Disk Management. Is the Drive listed in the lower pane?
If so, is the file system Unallocated Space? or under the Disk # does it say Not Initialized? If so, Data Recovery software can possibly recover the files.
If it is not listed in the Bios, or in Disk Management and you have tried different SATA cables, power plugs and different ports on the desktop, then it has failed.
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Its a 240gb INTEL 535 series. I think its 6yrs old from a laptop.
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No nothing comes up in either bios or disk management.

So, my guess is its fried and the data is lost or going to be mucho expensive to recover.
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You can try swapping the cables, and the SATA ports on the motherboard, but if it doesn't come up, then it has failed and needs to be replaced.
If the Data is critical, you can send it off to the Very, Very Expensive Data Recovery specialists.
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Thanks. What is the approx price to recover am SSD drive? 240gb... any idea?
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It's not cheap, most people can't afford it unless the data is critical

https://www.ontrack.com/ps211-data-r..._Data_Recovery

https://drivesaversdatarecovery.com/
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The 2nd one, DriveSavers, sounds pretty good.

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Also says they do handle SSDs.
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Hey someone handed me an SSD to check.

I installed in my desktop and nothing came up.

So... Is SSD drive data recovery possible?

(Drive is owned by a teacher.... might have lost data for courses.)

Whats the best advice?
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There is a raft of software that picks up disks that do not register normally and provide tools to fix damaged disks (most recover all the data, also) or reformat backed-up disks that need reformatting.
My choice for the past decade or so is "Drive Genius," which repairs both hard disks and SSD's.
But a cursory Google search for "Computer hard disk repair tools" plenty of others will show up. Just be wary of free ones; they advertise more than they work.
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Hey someone handed me an SSD to check.

I installed in my desktop and nothing came up.

So... Is SSD drive data recovery possible?

(Drive is owned by a teacher.... might have lost data for courses.)

Whats the best advice?
By far your best chance is to use Spinrite 6 from grc.com -- it is not free, but works superbly. I have used it multiple times to recover data and restore function in many drives. The program's creator, Steve Gibson does not mind if a licensed owner uses his copy to help someone else. There might (or might not) be someone around you with a copy. There is no guarantee the Spinrite can fix the drive, of course. If the drive's controller is dead, the drive is dead However, if the data is corrupted or the cable is bad, there is a good chance. And no, I do not receive any consideration from Gibson Research Corporation -- I just like their products.
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Thx ... ill check around and see.
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All the Data Recovery software suggested are all good, however, if the drive is not recognized in the Bios by the computer, No software will see it.
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Have you tried contacting Intel for help or going to their Product Support Site to see if they have any software/tools to help you resolve your drive problem.
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