I had my solid state drive for only a few months before it decided to die on me. Notoriously unreliable these things were, as I found, and I lost my entire Windows installation. And in my drawer my SSD stayed, like a m3ssiah in his tomb or whatever.
receipt for this failed SSD is nowhere to be found; don't suppose they'd accept the return without it.. #lifefail— ıllıllı j¤§ȟɥå βÿȑď (@phocks) November 8, 2011
A few years this drive remained undetectable by any BIOS. I was sure to check every so often for vital signs, though always nothing.
And then one day, a revelation! An ancient technique rumoured to have worked in the revival of bricked solid state drives long ago. And this is the simple resurrection ritual I performed:
- Attach SSD normally, switch on computer, see that it isn’t recognised, switch off.
- Disconnect the serial ATA data connector and run the computer and drive with only the power cable connected for a full 20 minutes.
- Plug the serial ATA data cable into the SSD, with the computer still on.
- Reboot system, and see the drive show up like magic!
holy wow, now resurrected my long-dead solid state drive, 20 mins power then data cable in and reboot, getting good at this, hallelujah!— ıllıllı j¤§ȟɥå βÿȑď (@phocks) July 23, 2014
Now I’m not sure how or why this method worked at all, so I’m just going to assume it is a miracle of computing. Perhaps it has something to do with warming up the drive circuits or something.
Anyway, best of luck young chosen ones. I hope this works for you!