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Looking for possibly Bricked SSD (or other) Fix

by Mpiftekis / May 27, 2015 12:57 AM PDT

I have an Vertex 3 120GB that was bricked 2-3 years ago. Just stopped working out of nowhere.

I still require an SSD to carry the system but I do not have the resources to invest in a new one, so I ve been continually postponing it, all this time.

Here's what I ve done so far, and the weird results:

- Connected to the system while running, searched through Device Manager for hardware changes (failed)

- Tested recognition in bios, in two different systems. (failed)

- Opened in it up to check the LED indicators. Power is on. FLT (standing for failure) is off. No other LEDs recognized/seen, if they even exist.

- Connected to the system (not 5 mins ago) again, opened Firefox (force of habit), newgames.com poped up immediately (what?!) turned the system off.

What are the chances this is a virus and not a bricked ssd?

Also, on another note I ve always had 2 hard drives for back-up purposes (as in, if one fails I already have a Windows-ready drive to boot) and so that I don't burden a drive that has to manage the OS with the game/program I want to run. Lately I ve been noticing some co-dependance. Windows looks like it uses both drives for some reason resulting in disappearance of files, errors in running programs that are installed on the primary, and an unreasonable boot-up loading time/lag.

What gives?

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Is that a typo on newgames?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 1:11 AM PDT

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My last hurrah tests
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2015 1:08 AM PDT

Involve booting up a GPARTED LIVE CD (see google) and seeing if the drive shows and can be cleaned off for a fresh start. But as the articles have poured out about SSD data recovery the news is grim. If it's dead it's not coming back. Even repair is not likely as any shop/company charge is more than a new drive.
Bob

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