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Is my SSD dead?

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Hello guys

Well.. today I had quite a problem.

I was playing battlefield 3 normaly, testing my GPUs cuz it was running BF3 a little choppy. I restarted my PC to change some stuff in the Bios and when It turned on, my SSD was gone. It doens't read it. I have plugged it all my Sata plugs and non detects it. Not even in the Bios. Its like its GONE.

Is it dead? I mean.. I did nothing wrong... What could case SSDs to die? My HDDs are still in great shape.

Thanks to every one!
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Well, you did say you changed some things in your BIOS, so that may not qualify as nothing. What did you change in the BIOS?

When a SSD dies, it can happen quickly with no warning, just like any other purely electronic device. A few things you can try:

Try a different or new SATA data cable, and different power connector. Don't skip this test, SATA data cables, and the connectors in particular, are fragile. The wires in the cable are very thin, 26 gauge, so can break or lose their connection to the plug.

Disconnect the power and data cables from that SSD, and let it just sit like that for several hours, or overnight.

Connect it to another PC and see if it is detected.

If you have a bootable USB flash drive that you use for secure erasing a SSD, boot that up and see if the SSD is detected. I'm NOT saying you should SE your SSD, but just another detection test.

With the SSD connected, clear the CMOS/BIOS with the boards jumper or CMOS clear button, if your board has that. You might try removing the board's battery too, for a complete clearing of the CMOS. That will clear ALL your BIOS settings and profiles too, so know what your BIOS settings need to be.
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Thanks for the replay.

The cable thing failed. I tried with 4 diferent cables and power cables and failed. Besides, HDDs work with thouse cables.
The overnight thing failed as well... Left it all night un plugged and didn't detected it.

I'll try the BIOS and CMOS thing...

Thanks a lot!
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