Can you show any screenshots?
if this is any help, the "borked" ssd is Avexir AVSSDE100ZZ - 120GB with a boot drive of Apacer AS340 120GB (I have a primary os where I actually paid for windows which is a Samsung 960Evo 256GB but it is currently being used on my work computer) the current machine it is in is:
Gigabyte Z270 HD3 Bios revision 3.0
I7 7700K @5.2Ghz with Cooler Master V8 GTS
Zotac Geforce GTX 1080 AMP Extreme
8GB DDR4 2400Mhz Crucial Ballistix Sport (a second 8GB dimm is broken, being sent for RMA) could the ram be something that broke it???
Cooler Master Vanguard V750 750Watts Gold modular psu