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I've had good luck in the past with sticking old drives in the freezer for a little while and being able to boot it up long enough to retrieve a couple of things but I'm fairly new to this SSD stuff.
Any ideas? Besides giving me crap about not doing daily back-ups. :)
 

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I've had good luck in the past with sticking old drives in the freezer for a little while and being able to boot it up long enough to retrieve a couple of things but I'm fairly new to this SSD stuff.
Any ideas? Besides giving me crap about not doing daily back-ups. :)
There are specialty companies that can, but they can also relieve you of $750.00 or more.
 

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We're into a brave new world--I see specialist software out there, and the usual recovery firms advertising that they can recover from SSDs. With the right equipment I would think it would be less fraught than old skool hard drives where you are often fighting physical degradation.

I like Drive Savers--they will do a "free" eval and quote (and will ship it back if you refuse) if there is a lot of valuable data on the drive--$750 is higher than I have ever been quoted but it will be in the hundreds of dollars.
 

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I had one fail (OWC) within months of installation, despite the 5 year warranty. Nothing critical on it, fortunately, and I keep multiple redundant backups (including an off-site RAID).
 

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I first read this as "Is it possible to revive a dead STD?" and I was like WTF. Never mind, carry on.....
 

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You might try SpinRite https://www.grc.com/intro.htm Gibson's been around forever . I've never used the program but from what I've heard it may help, even with SSDs. Read up on the FAQ and testimonials. At $89 it isn't cheap so you would have to really want whatever is on that drive. It can also take a long time to run...like days.
 

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You might try SpinRite https://www.grc.com/intro.htm Gibson's been around forever . I've never used the program but from what I've heard it may help, even with SSDs. Read up on the FAQ and testimonials. At $89 it isn't cheap so you would have to really want whatever is on that drive. It can also take a long time to run...like days.
That's definitely the most affordable one.
I have all of my pictures saved, just had a couple of documents there I'd like to save but not a big deal, I can get copies. Probably just put it in a USB enclosure and see what happens first.
I thought they always claimed "greater reliability because of no moving parts" but when the electrons stop moving you're still S.O.L.. :D
 
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