Can This SSD Be 'Restored?'


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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Ver. 22H2 Build 19045.3448
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    Can This SSD Be 'Restored?'


    My System Spec is posted.

    I disconnected my 2 TB data storage SSD (Crucial CT2000 MX500) to protect it while investigating other problems. After I reconnected it, Windows 10 can no longer find it.

    I bought a second SSD, same model, and it is recognized. I connected it using the same cable. The attachment appears to be the same in both cases. The drives differ only in their firmware. The older drive has M3CR023 and the new one, M3CR045.

    I suspect damage to the older drive. How do I objectively decide? Are there tests I have overlooked?
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    baumgrenze said:
    I disconnected my 2 TB data storage SSD (Crucial CT2000 MX500) to protect it while investigating other problems. After I reconnected it, Windows 10 can no longer find it....

    ....I suspect damage to the older drive. How do I objectively decide? Are there tests I have overlooked?
    What do you mean by 'find'? If you mean it doesn't appear in File Explorer then that may just mean that its partition has lost its drive letter.

    Open Disk Management. Does it appear there? Does it have a partition but with no letter assigned? If so you can right-click on its partition and give it a drive letter. Only if it doesn't appear in Disk Management would I start to suspect damage.
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    Does it show in the bios?
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Ver. 22H2 Build 19045.3448
    Thread Starter
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    I'm Trying to Understand the BIOS


    Thank you both for your replies.

    I should make it clear that I can see the newer SSD, but I need to open Device Manager and select the drive and Populate it to see. This is probably because I've not yet taken the time to ask the system to recognize it and to format it.

    I am testing the two SSDs using the same cables (power and data) to connect to the motherboard. One works and one does not. I believe it is true that this is not sufficient evidence to give up on the original drive. My limited understanding suggests that a SSD can be mishandled so that it can be harder for the system to recognize, but that the problem can perhaps be remedied. The kind of problem I refer to involves messing up the recognition of the drive during the boot process.

    It is getting late in today to check this out but I believe I see where to learn if it shows in the BIOS. The mother board is an ASRock Z390 Ultimate. The BIOS part of the manual is pages long.

    Now it is time to prepare this 83-year-old body for a night's sleep.

    I failed to attach this image. It is only here as a link, but it seems to work to get it into the post. Sorry for forgetting how.

    https://www.tenforums.com/asset.php?...6&d=1679278913
    Last edited by baumgrenze; 19 Mar 2023 at 21:29. Reason: Attachment not added.
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    baumgrenze said:
    My System Spec is posted.

    I disconnected my 2 TB data storage SSD (Crucial CT2000 MX500) to protect it while investigating other problems. After I reconnected it, Windows 10 can no longer find it.

    I bought a second SSD, same model, and it is recognized. I connected it using the same cable. The attachment appears to be the same in both cases. The drives differ only in their firmware. The older drive has M3CR023 and the new one, M3CR045.

    I suspect damage to the older drive. How do I objectively decide? Are there tests I have overlooked?




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    1. Use the PrtSc key to take a screenshot.
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    4. Click on Crop.
    5. Click on File > Save as > PNG picture and save it to somewhere like your desktop.
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    To Enter the BIOS, restart the computer and start hitting the DEL key.
    When inside the BIOS hit the F6 key to go into Advanced mode.

    Then go to the Advanced Tab, and then to Advanced Storage Configuration.

    It will look like this. And all the "drives" that are hooked up, will show up in the big RED box...

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