In this post, I’d like to tell you how I revived my Crucial M4 mSATA SSD drive.
So, it seems that sometimes, when a power failure happens, the drive will not be detected in the PC BIOS. I thought the drive was dead, but luckily, I found these instructions at Crucial forum and I immediately proceeded to follow them.
The result? The SSD was REVIVED!
Here’s my Desktop System:
The steps I performed where the following:
- With the mSATA drive inserted, Power On the machine and enter the BIOS for 20 minutes.
- Power Off the PC and remove the mSATA SSD for 30 seconds, then plug it again.
- I should have repeated Steps 1 and 2, according to the forum post, but then, when I powered on the machine and entered the BIOS, the drive was detected again. At this point, I rebooted the machine and I could load the OS. Everything was intact and I could use it again.
Phew!!! No data loss occurred, but this is why it is very important to backup files. You never know when an SSD is going to fail, even if it’s in perfect conditions.
Do you see the mSATA drive? No? Here it is: