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SSD No longer shows up

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July 19, 2012 3:52:50 PM


So I recently got myself a new laptop, and so I pulled out it's hdd and moved it's OS to a new SSD I bought via my old Desktop computer. That one works fine and is not my problem. My problem is this: I installed Paragon Migrate OS to SSD on my desktop, which has a Kingston SSDNow 100 in it. Last night, I was in a major rush, and I quickly booted my PC up to grab a file, and when I shut it down, Paragon popped up saying something. Like a fool, I did not read it, and clicked whatever just to make my PC shut down. Now, my SSD does not show up anywhere. I got a *No boot device* the first time I started up this morning. I tried putting it in an external, I have done a barebone install of windows on another HDD just to see if I can see it in storage devices, and I have tried a HDD unlock. All to no avail. Does anyone have any advice on recovery this drive? I have data on there I'd like to get back, but if the means involves loss of be it.


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a b G Storage
July 19, 2012 4:02:43 PM

Do you see the drive in Disk Management? If you do, it's probably OFFLINE. Click ONLINE and see if that helps.
July 19, 2012 6:24:21 PM

No, Drive does not show up in disk management, BIOS, or anywhere. I thought it may be locked, but no software I try will see it to unlock it.
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July 19, 2012 7:12:43 PM

I was scared of that...I hate dealing with RMA's. this rate, i'm gonna have too.
a b G Storage
July 19, 2012 7:19:15 PM

crisan_tiberiu said:

+ 1
July 19, 2012 7:26:42 PM

I do not think it is dead. You say there was a popup, you ignored it and then after that SSD no longer works. Unless it asked you to self destuct I doubt it is a dead drive. Try plugging it into another SATA port, if no luck try a different computer.
a b G Storage
July 19, 2012 7:36:47 PM

There's ony a couple reasons it will not show up in the BIOS:
- not connected to sata port / bad cable
- no power
- BIOS is too old to recognize it
- dead drive

OP already stated he tried connecting it to another system and it didn't recognize it either
a c 113 G Storage
July 19, 2012 7:43:56 PM

try seeing if the ssd tools from the vendor sees the drive...he may have to de a flash and wipe to get the drive to work. some drives if a flash bug issue....can be fixed with a reflash.