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ABlyt
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my intel SSD 520 died. My boot system is on it. Any way to revive it? I heard a rumor that heating it in an oven might be a way. True? False?

How can I revive an Intel SSD 520 that has died. Can warming it in an oven do it as rumored? And how if so. It has my operating system on it so now my desktop is non functional.

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ppara5
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Preheat to 350 and bake for 55 minutes. Insert a knife to test; if it comes out gooey, put it back in the oven for five more minutes.

No, I don't think so. Look in BIOS to see if the drive is seen. And try it externally mounted on another PC to see if anything can be read.

ABlyt
Beginner
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I bought an external reader and plugged it in and nothing.

ppara5
Valued Contributor I
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Sorry, it appears that the SSD is toast. It happens eventually to SSDs and USB flash drives. Your external dock will not go to waste, however. Every time you have a problem with an SSD -- and you will -- use it to determine what the problem is.

By the way, did you use Disk Management (right-mouse on Computer, select Manage, then select Disk Management) with the external dock? If you only use Computer, you only see devices with partitions. Disk Management sees all working drives.

ABlyt
Beginner
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Thanks. I'll give that a try.

idata
Community Manager
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mywetcoast,

 

 

We are following up this case and we would like to know if you still have questions about your request or if you contacted our support team.

 

 

We will be waiting for your answer.
idata
Community Manager
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mywetcoast,

 

 

As the previous user mentioned, the rumor is not true. You may want to test it externally or check the BIOS to make sure it is detected.

 

 

Please let us know.
idata
Community Manager
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mywetcoast,

 

 

We are following up this case and we would like to know if you still have questions about your request.

 

 

We will be waiting for your answer.
idata
Community Manager
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mywetcoast,

 

 

Thanks for the reply. If you have tried all the previous steps provided and the situation remains, we suggest to contact your nearest Intel Contact Center for further assistance and other options of support. Here is the link to it: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/contact-support.html# @16 Intel Support Web Page
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