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    Default Did my SSD just died!?

    Without warning, my PC restarted by itself and then showed me a boot error (refer to attached image).

    The SSD (Patriot Memory Pryro 60GB) is no longer listed in the BIOS and Win7 PE's Computer Management utility can't detect it either. I used a different SATA cable & plugged it into different SATA ports, but to no avail.

    I've seen a dying HDD before. Windows managed to warn about the impending failure and pressed the user to backup all the data on the HDD. But the SSD, it's pretty sudden. At the very least, warn me so I could back my files stored in the Desktop. Furthermore, I've been using the SSD for more or less, just 1 year.

    If my SSD has truly died, what could've caused it?

    - For the past 1 month, I've been busy editing a lot images (150 high resolution images, another 150 pending) and saving all of them on the SSD.
    - I take some breaks during my image editing activities. I always put my PC to Sleep so I could quickly resume my work later. I disabled Hibernation for space-saving reason.
    - I sold my secondary HDD so the place to hold Firefox internet caches is no longer available. All I can do is limit the cache to 0MB in the browser setting.

    Enough reasons to kill the SSD? What am I suppose to do to recover my images?
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    Default Re: Did my SSD just died!?

    Use a different sata power cable connected to your ssd making sure that the cables are securely attached at both ends.
    I've seen many customer reviews where they say that there ssd drive suddenly isn't recognized by their computer.
    This seems to be most common with Sandforce controllers.

    Connect your SSD to another computer as an additional drive.
    If your SSD is recognized, immediately copy your important files to another drive on the other computer.
    Create an image of your complete ssd so that you can later restore the ssd image to a new boot drive.
    You can use Macrium Reflect freeware to create a complete image of your ssd.
    Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download

    Contact Patriot tech support to see if they have any additional suggestions.
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    Unhappy Re: Did my SSD just died!?

    wow, ouch. sounds like it :(

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    Default Re: Did my SSD just died!?

    Did you ever update the firmware of your drive?

    It looks like your drive is dead. You might want to contact Drive Savers and see if they can do anything to help.

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    Default Re: Did my SSD just died!?

    Dead, R.I.P. Contact the manufacturer, maybe they will do good by you.
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