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August 19, 2012 4:57:28 AM

My Dad's SSD stopped working after he tried to transfer it to his new computer, now he cannot retrieve the data. He has tried numerous retrieval sites and programs but has had no luck. He can't remember which kind of SSD he had but it is definitely an OCZ and it was most likely the 256GB OCZ Vertex 4.

Any suggestions for a good retrieval site?

BTW, it is for his laptop.

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a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 10:26:46 AM

Can he try the old PC?
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 12:15:07 PM

you can not move your hard drive with the OS to a different computer and expect it to boot up.

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August 19, 2012 3:58:14 PM

He uninstalled the OS before he moved it, and no he cannot use the old PC it got replaced by his bosses.
August 19, 2012 4:00:58 PM

Ok, any programs he should install to do that?
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:01:38 PM

U cannot uninstall the OS. U can erase it only.

He should plug the HDD in another PC and run recovery from there.

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a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:03:48 PM
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He can try Recuva 1.43.623

http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva/
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:03:49 PM

hrath said:
Ok, any programs he should install to do that?

Yes, he will plug his drive into another system, than install the recovery program in that system (nothing into his HDD) and than run the program to scan for the files on that HDD of his.
August 19, 2012 4:03:58 PM

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August 19, 2012 4:05:35 PM

Thanks, we will try this today. *Fingers crossed that it works*
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:06:20 PM

Well, best of luck to him : )
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:10:31 PM

Yeah :D 
August 19, 2012 4:45:59 PM

Well that didn't work. If I attach it to my Laptop as an external Harddrive, I can see 2 of its 3 drives and I can see the files inside of them, however whenever I try to open or use a file it says "Error Data not accessible". It also takes about 15 minutes for my laptop to recognize the drive, and no data-recovery program can "See" it.
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:49:45 PM

Use another desktop.
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:51:48 PM

BTW, what drive is it?
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 4:55:13 PM

BTW, if he installed the system over his old files,

they may have been overwritten and therefore lost.
a b G Storage
August 19, 2012 5:00:04 PM

U can try this app too, its a commercial app, so u can try it and see if anything will be recoverable.

Kernel Data Recovery

Kernel Data Recovery offers a basic Windows Data Recovery tool (Figure E) that can recover missing, deleted, lost, and inaccessible data from FAT and NTFS volumes.

It sells for $69.00. While there is nothing particularly noteworthy about this tool, the thing that caught my attention was the variety of recovery products the company offers.
August 19, 2012 5:47:16 PM

Well that didn't work, I think it's toasted. I'll tell my dad to RMA it, NEVER BUYING OCZ AGAIN.
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