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Hi all,

I have a Samsung 850 evo drive that failed last night. The BIOS no longer picks it up which makes me think it is a complete failure of either the drive or the controller. Thoughts? Is there any way to recover the data?

Thanks,
Seq

Update in post 6.
Edited by Sequences - 8/21/16 at 5:12pm
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Don't think so buddy. In the 4+ years I've been in the IT field, I've never seen any be able to recover data off a consumer grade SSD. You might be up a creek. Hope you followed the 3-2-1 rule and have proper backups that you can recover from.
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Don't think so buddy. In the 4+ years I've been in the IT field, I've never seen any be able to recover data off a consumer grade SSD. You might be up a creek. Hope you followed the 3-2-1 rule and have proper backups that you can recover from.

Thanks for the quick reply. If you don't mind, I have some questions for you. Is this possible with an enterprise grade SSD? Can you describe (or give me key words to Google) how this is done? What drives and/or features allow for this?
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Thanks for the quick reply. If you don't mind, I have some questions for you. Is this possible with an enterprise grade SSD? Can you describe (or give me key words to Google) how this is done? What drives and/or features allow for this?

For sure!

Some enterprise unit do have some form of recovery if the drive fails. That's usually handled by the manufacturer. Don't expect the drives or recovery to cheap as they are made for big business that rack in millions a day and can drop hundreds of thousands or millions like we drop change.

For the drives, check out THIS link. It's Canadian but will get ya started.

No idea how they do it. I assume it's just like how they do it for mechanical except alter the process for SSD's.

My suggestion is to buy yourself some local storage. External drive, NAS, etc. Back up full images to that. Get yourself some unlimited online storage from Crashplan, Amazon Cloud, etc. Save all of your important data to that and make sure retention is on.

This is the bare minimum for backups. Much cheaper than buying an enterprise SSD.
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I believe unless your in a raid format, specially on non volatile flash storage, it's gone if I'm not mistaken if they crash. I've always used HDDs for data back up for this exact reason and ssds for application and game use only still to this day.

Yeah don't buy an enterprise lvl ssd, just set yourself up with cusccess and purchase a 500gb , 1TB or whatever for backup and youll be set. Been running 2 ssds and 1 hdd for a very long time
Edited by Cloudforever - 8/21/16 at 5:35am
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I have an update. Apparently plugging in another sata drive allowed me to access the contents on the msata drive. I don't know why this happened, but I'm just happy I was able to get the files off. I was able to manually mount via the ubuntu live disk though I still can't boot off the msata drive.

Does this point to a motherboard problem? Perhaps a controller issue for the msata interface?
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