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I've connected an SSD OCZ-Vertex2 to my computer. Tried to remove all paritions and format without success. Getting RAW disk. Is the disk lost? Should I send it out the window?
Running Windows 8.1 64bits

I don't want to salvage/recover anything on the disk. Want a clean NTFS disk.

Connection
I've changed SATA port and cable

Disk Management:
Disk is online,
Delete Volume- Error: The system cannot find the file specified.
Format- Error: The format did not complete successfully

CHKDSK
chkdsk /f Q: - Error: CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives

TestDisk 7
Analyze disk - Error: Partition: Read Error

DISKPART
clean - Error: DiskPart has encountered an error: The system cannot find the file specified.
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  1. Hey there, kidkic!

    Unfortunately, the issue indicates that the partition table of the drive has been corrupted or damaged. I'd recommend using a specific SSD diagnostics utility to test the drive's health. You can check this thread for suggestions: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1926483/ssd-diagnostic-tools.html
    Chkdsk is not only unavailable for RAW drives, but it also doesn't work with SSDs.
    My guess is it has most probably failed, so I strongly recommend contacting your SSD manufacturer's tech support for assistance. You can RMA it and get a replacement, if it's still covered by the warranty.
    If you have important data on it, I'd also suggest you to try to recover using third-party utilities at your own risk or directly contacting a Data recovery company.

    Hope I was helpful. Keep me updated though!
    SuperSoph_WD
  2. Tried both tools but none could see the disk.

    The disk is a couple of years old. Thought I could use it as a Game disk in my computer but it might be dead =/

    Is there any tool to rewrite to a clean drive (as chkdsk clean) and rewrite headers?
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    kidkic said:
    Tried both tools but none could see the disk.

    The disk is a couple of years old. Thought I could use it as a Game disk in my computer but it might be dead =/

    Is there any tool to rewrite to a clean drive (as chkdsk clean) and rewrite headers?


    I'm sorry, kidkic, but I think that your SSD is severely damaged. Unfortunately, I'm not sure you will be able to fix it anyhow. But I guess you have nothing to lose, so give it a shot. Here's a tutorial that explains how to securely erase your SSD: http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-securely-erase-an-ssd-drive/

    Good luck! Hope I was helpful though!
    SuperSoph_WD
  4. I've tried to purchase parted magic but it wont start on my computer. Will contact them and see, if not working I will throw it away.

    Super-thanks for the help =)
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