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idata
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My SSD is dead ?

Hiya

since latest months of 2009 i've runned on my desktop an INTEL SSD X25M-G2 80 Gb..until now...

Yesterday suddenly without any bad advise my Windows 7 prof 64 won't start anymore...

Booting from my secondary HD with Vista 32 i can see the SSD but it is empty and only 8 MB are recognized over 80 GB !!!! I've tried many ways and many recovery software but i cannot still see my 80 GB's...

SSD has worked regularly every day and optimized every week with toolbox....

Someone can help me ?

Thanks in advance and happy new 2011 to all !!

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idata
Community Manager
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I would try a secure erase and if that did not work I'd send it back for RMA. I'd put your chances of getting data back (before the secure erase) as zero.

idata
Community Manager
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Thanks for answer !

No prob for data...can you tell me what is best software for secure erase and how to run it ?

Thanks again

idata
Community Manager
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You need to run HDDERASE, which operates in DOS. If you don't have a floppy drive (who does nowadays) you will need to make a bootable disk. If you search this forum there is a thread that explains how to do this. A bit of help can also be found here: http://www.techblo.gg/?p=88 http://www.techblo.gg/?p=88

The Toolbox also runs a secure erase command. If you can plug the drive into another system you might find that easier to do.

From what you describe it sounds like a controller failure, but a secure erase if worth a shot.

idata
Community Manager
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Many thanks REDUX..

now i try secure erase

idata
Community Manager
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Given that you use the Intel SSD Toolbox, can you run either of the Diagnostic Scans that are available in the Toolbox?

That may be to late now if you've done the erase, but just a thought.

idata
Community Manager
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Just returned (another one) from RMA...

My "old" 80 GB's is definitely dead....only 1 year of life....mah...

RGiff
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Guest you need to get a IDENTITY, or get a life , all you useless post are waisting GB.

idata
Community Manager
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Sorry..i was not logged...

idata
Community Manager
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Please..

someone can tell me if is politics of INTEL through his resellers change the RMA items not working at all with "recycled" ones or is just a choiche of the reseller ?

My SSD shipped to seller in Germany (shipping charges to me..) was found as not working but in replace i have received a recycled one with (according to Crystaldiskinfo) 11 boots and 99.44 GB's written to disk....

idata
Community Manager
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Any new SSD will have some "usage" as indicated by the SMART statistics, from the testing performed on it prior to shipment. I have several Intel 80GB SSDs, and none of them showed zero usage values in some of the SMART values. I can't recall the exact figures when they were new, but the numbers you mentioned do not seem excessive to me.

Who knows what a retailer will do when replacing a product, and can any manufacture control what they do?

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