Hi OCN people,
I have the following problem - short story: I stupidly used Sandisk Secure Erase on my perfectly working Sandisk SSD and it is no longer recognizable in Device manager, Drive manager, BIOS. It's gone. Help me get it back!!!
Long story: I upgraded from a SATA Sandisk Ultra II 960 SSD to a Crucial 1Tb NVMe drive. After a brief time, I decided to either give the SSD to my son for his PC or sell it, if he doesn't want it, which I doubt
Yesterday, I connected the Sandisk to my PC, all was fine. After that I used their proprietary software Sandisk SSD Dashboard 18.104.22.168 to Secure Erase the drive, since my son was away and I decided to Secure Erase just in case he doesn't want it. Yesterday being May 13(!) the Dashboard reported a successful secure erase, then the SSD disappeared form the Windows Explorer, from Device Manager and form Sandisk Dashboard too. A restart showed no SSD in BIOS, back to Deivce Manager, Disk Manager, Dashboard - nothing! The drive is gone. I changed the SATA cable and SATA port, restart, BIOS, Device manager, Disk Manager, still nothing. It's out of warranty, but it went down due to Sandisk Software, no questions about it. Dudes, I paid a $200 upon purchase (those were the prices at the end of 2015-begin 2016) and now it died after a Sandisk own software action???
I saw some people suggesting to recover files via USB-to-SATA adapter, as that may work, but I don't need to recover files. I need my perfectly well running SSD back online. And I don't have a USB to SATA adapter just sitting next to my desk obviously. I am not sure if it makes sense spending more money on it, unless there is no other way and it will "re-do" the SSD.
Clearing CMOS & connecting the SSD to another PC - not tried yet (UPDATE: cleared CMOS, connected to another SATA port - didn't work).
As it's not seen in BIOS and elsewhere - any other solid ideas or suggestions to recover the hardware/SSD, make the SSD working again?
P.S. Bios is latest (1301 BIOS on Asus Maximus IX Hero with a 7700k and EVGA 850w p2 PSU - the system is fine and updated, tried the default BIOS too)