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AlexanderAckroyd

Kingston SSD fail

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys,

 

A while back, my Kingston 240GB failed in the old Macbook Pro I had at the time failed, with the disk error, sometimes it would boot, but no data other than MacOS other times it would boot with the disk error screen.

 

I forgot about it for a while until I tried reading the drive with mac format software in an external SATA dock. Any software trying to read it becomes unresponsive and the computer gets stuck on reboot until I remove the drive.

 

Are there any solutions to the problems before I destroy the drive? The data isn't vital but it would be nice to recover it. All recovery freezes on any scans until the drive is disconnected.

 

I think a hardware problem on the computer is destroying the drives, as it is the second drive to fail with that computer.

 

Any help is appreciated!


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26 minutes ago, AlexanderAckroyd said:

Are there any solutions to the problems before I destroy the drive?

Not really, no. There are two ways an SSD can die: 1) the drive's controller determines that the flash-chips are no longer reliable and should not be written to anymore, and the controller then places itself into a read-only mode permanently, or 2) the drive's controller itself dies. In the #1, you'd be able to read data off of it just fine. Since you aren't able to read anything off of it, you've hit #2, and there's literally nothing you can do about it -- well, other than sending the drive off to a professional company and paying $10,000+ for them to try and recover your stuff.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

Since you aren't able to read anything off of it, you've hit #2, and there's literally nothing you can do about it

That's what I thought.

Wanted confirmation from a third party.

Definitely not worth paying for recovery.

 

Thanks for your help!


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