This fail and recovery is in the thousands of dollars as the only shop that did such would have to find another drive of the same make and model to move the flash chips from the old to the new drive and hope the data survives.
HDDs tend to have other failures where the file system is the problem but flash can be no recovery most of the time.
-> I'm sure you know about backups so I won't get into that.
If the data is worth retrieving figure about 1 to 9 thousand USD to get it back. It's not trivial work and some luck will be needed.
Ok, during a iPhone sync, the system seemed to be hung up and was taking a very long time. I thought there was an issue so I turned off the computer by holding down the power button. (Yes I know that was stupid and I know better, please put my stupidity aside...) so when I restarted I got a missing BOOTMGR error so I tried to to repair with my windows install disc. Auto repair did not work, I’ve tried multiple cmd repair commands. Nothing seems to help, and I’m not sure but that may have made things worse.? I decided to boot up with a different HDD in hopes to either repair the ssd or at the very least get some files I need off the drive. FYI, the windows repair disc does not show an OS to select to repair so I don’t know if that’s another problem. So that’s the first part of the problems. The SSD is listed in my bios, it is listed in device manager and also listed in drive manager. Device manager Shows no issues with the drive, other than it only recognizes 8mb on a 120GB drive. Drive manager says the drive is offline, there is no drive letter assigned and also only recognizes it as 8mb. The drive does not show up when clicking on “my computer”. If I initialize the drive and follow the prompts, the system wants to format the drive. (If I format it will erase everything, right?) I do not let it format the drive so it still cant be read as the drive is listed as raw. Also, when restarting the computer, that drive returns to offline. Is there any way to save this drive. Or at the very least get my files off of it? I know there are many software file recovery options available but until I can get the drive to work or be recognized I can’t use any of those software options to retrieve any data.
Thanks for any help or info.