Trying to recover corrupt SSD

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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Trying to recover corrupt SSD

#1 Post by Mrlip »

I hope this is the right forum, I am not sure of the potential solution at the minute!

I have an issue with my SanDisk 120gb SSD that has stopped working properly.

Bit of background - it is not my windows drive, BIOS recognises it fine as does device manager. My computer sees it and I can open it and see the root folders (no sub folders and no files) but all the folders are empty. If I click on properties, the used space and free space is accurately shown and it shows the drive contains 100GB of data which is right.

Windows Disk manager shows it as healthy although not active? If I right click and mark as active it says cannot find the file specified. Minitool partition wizard shows it as a "bad disk" under file system and if I try to recover partition it shows the partition status as lost/damaged but when I try to recover nothing happens.

Test disk detects the drive but when I try to analyse it says partition read error. Any ideas anyone?

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Re: Trying to recover corrupt SSD

#2 Post by cgrenier »

Try TestDisk, Advanced, List. Try to copy your files. If it doesn't work, try Undelete.
If you still have problem, use ddrescue as described in chapter "DDRescue: data recovery from damaged disk"