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My computer (none stated) was on a black screen with the message disk read error press ctrl alt delete to restart. Is this just a corrupt SSD ?

Restarting did not work, and I noticed that my SSD (OCZ Trion 100 Series 480GB) was no longer listed as a boot option in my bios. (a very bad sign) I then loaded up PartedMagic and it could not detect the SSD. On PartedMagic, it just said unknown device under disk health and would not give any other information. I decided to reinstall windows on an old HDD to I could still use my computer. (using same sata port?) I had no issues doing this, until I decided to try and connect the original SSD next to the installed HDD. The bios would still not detect the old SSD and I made sure that the HDD was the only boot option - however, windows would not load. When booting, it would stay on the Asus press alt or delete to enter the bios screen for a suspiciously long time, and then got stuck in the windows boot screen. When I unplug the computer and removed the old SSD to try and boot with just the HDD again, it would load into windows quickly with no problems. Is it possible that I downloaded some sort of virus onto the SSD?

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  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 24, 2019

    Hi Ashley Portman, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    what does my computer mean? ASUS ROG OR PRIME OR???????????????????/
    first off you did not get a virus making SSD
    hardware dead, (sure data or OS EASY)
    but not Hardware.
    A virus can not get to the SSD secret low level pages, if was true, endless dead SSD)
    the Bios shows it's dead so in that case (and doomed if cables are ok, and sata port not dead)
    never expect higher levels to see the disk
    windnows. (if BIOS fails) nor
    partition tools no.
    diskmanager windows, no.
    even classic, crystalinfodisk (free) tests will show the drive dead.
    if you booted to a linux demo usb stick the SSD missing.
    that is because it is.
    my guess was hotwapped and blown up.(easy)

    BIOS is the most lowest level of testing
    if the BIOS PCI scans show this SSD missing on 2 modern PCs he SSD is blown out.

    the maker of the disk may have special boot disk tools that can go deeper, did you ask them>OCZ ?

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I think you need to check your data and power connections. If that is ok you probably have a failed sst drive.

Posted on Jan 17, 2019

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Man, we are not prophets. We don`t know name of software, the link where you get it, your PC hardware, your SSD brand and capacity... So how we can help?

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

Testimonial: "OCZ Trion 100 Series 480GB"

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  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2019

    so true the prophets still begging
    what pc what model ASUS, is desktop? what is it. sure someone stole the labels.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2019

    like this.?http://pcdied.com/raw/pc-burning.gif

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2019

    my guess you hotswapped it and blew it up.
    for the Pci SCANS to fail, that means it can not even identify itself. RIP

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2019

    do not hotswap any SSD. OK?
    no pC stated why and how is here.
    this is a PC repair (A+ cert)day one subject.
    say one, stay out PSU,guts,or get shocked,
    unless learn how to fix them safe.
    step 2.
    subject how to blow up electronics chips (IC's) with little effort at all.
    http://www.pcdied.com/intel-magic/m.2/up...

    dont blow you up
    dont blow the chips up
    or (first do no harm) Doctors motto.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2019

    OP just edit you post
    and say why is my SSD dead,(answer hotswapped)
    or say how to test my seems like dead SSD
    just 2 questions
    all with super easy answers.
    the story and history don't matter ,if bios shows it dead. (how dead is hot-swapped or fate)

    and even more simple if the SSD is dead on other PCs and for sure in bios
    it be dead.(hotswapped is #1 killler)

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2019

    The unstated PC
    will show the disk missing if
    THIS SATA port dead(bad, or disabled i BIOS)
    2 bad cables,
    or bad SSD.

    try the disk on all Sata ports, on 2nd PC too.
    bingo dead.

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OCZ Trion 100 Series 480GB"
wow a ssd told.now. no PCs stated but is par here, sad.
well this is prime grade media
what is the acid test for any SSD ,... read.
ACID101:,
it fails on 2 PC. bad drive. but..how matters.
any PC or at least 2 fail in BIOS the SSD is not seen in BIOS means its dead(means bios scans see it dead)


did you hot swap drives, never do that or blow them to H3LL.

I ALSO own a $5 HDD/SSD USB CHASSIS.
i INSERT MY DRIVE UNDER TEST IN that.
then I
PLUG IN THE USB AND FIND IT IN WINDOWS 10 DISKMANAGER.
IF NOT? IT iS DEAD. ( i test the adaptor here with known good old HHD, and it works)
we always cross check things, or look silly.

I Have SEE MANY PARTS BLOWn to hell by folks hot swapping parts (it's ok in my full blown HP server) but not here (SAS arrays)
never ever plug or unplug parts inside any PC (home).
for sure those red/yellow/.black cables. ever.
ok"???

on all PCs remove the ac line cord. first.
on laptops that big battery next (not RTC coin)out
then push power botton front, (main) see fans spin down, see that, learn that see that and go gee I just saved blowing up parts.
this effect is caps discharging,
the line cord pulled kills standby power.
even the video guy below is clueless,how sad.
wiki covers this topic,if you like to learn.

http://www.pcdied.com/intel-magic/m.2/update-mobo.html#hotswap


the SATA data cable can hot swap
estat too, if all 3 things support it.ask
the power cable must not be hot swapped,OK

when you hot swap the chips in the thing swapped
like to latch up(wiki, silicon IC latchup)
when this happens they burn to a crisp.
do not hot swap thing ever.
learn to not do that, and go broke fast.

last is if the SSD does show up in bios or as USB drive external
the run killdisk on it and erase it for repurposing it.
good luck.!

Posted on Jan 10, 2019

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  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2019

    and
    Correlation does not prove causation
    learn it.
    learn test and diagnose.
    ask. (it's not hard)

    one more trick of the trade ,made hard due to lack of what PC this is...sad now.
    so Ill do a desktop
    pull the line cord.
    pull the SSD power and data cable
    push the power button, for 30seconds and release. 10s or less most times works
    see fans spin and die, bingo power is at 0volts. \
    is coin cell at 2.9 to 3.3vdc, if less it is bad. and must be replaced now, OK?
    now put all that back
    does SSD show up in bios,
    yes /no
    yes,good
    no? bad SSD

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2019

    what is this ssd, some china cloned bs/
    names matter
    Cruical? SandDisk, what?
    avoid brand SOM TING Wong.

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2019

    avoid that ebay junk sold for 10cents on the dollar,ok?
    intel, ssd
    wd
    seagate
    what?

  • Ashley Portman
    Ashley Portman Jan 10, 2019

    The SSD is OCZ Trion 100 480GB from NewEgg. Almost 3 years old.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2019

    no pc STATED OR OS, WHY DO THAT?
    ok , ocz , is good drive, not old
    AND IS NOT JUNK !!!!
    so here is what A bad SSD does.

    1;FAILS TO SHOW UP IN BIOS ON 2 PC'S OR MORE.
    2:SAME IN A SSD EXTERNAL CASE USB.
    Shows up dead in diskmanager. /?
    3;FAILS SMART TESTS, booted from say linux demo media.
    the reason 2 PCs is simple
    some have bad RTC CMOS BATTERY AND CAN NOT SCAN DRIVERS RELIABLY. SEE.?


    THE 2ND PC IS THE BEST 2ND OPINION.

    LAST SOME BIOS have
    the ability to disable SATA ports.
    dont allow that.
    ever see this.
    bios hdd test?
    OR THIS?http://www.pcdied.com/BIOS/bootorder1.jp...


    HERE IS BIOS PCI SCANNING DRIVES (HDD/SSD)
    IF THE DRIVE is missing that means the
    drive is dead, and can not even tell the PC
    IT'S IDENTITY.
    PCI SCANS FIND DRIVES, AND LISTS THEM ALL
    NO PC STATED AT ALL
    BUT IF THE 2 SSD CABLES ARE BAD THE DRIVE WILL NOT WORK OR FAIL TO IDENTIFY.
    SO..... NO PC STATED AT ALL.

    ON MY HP LAP TOP TO USE THE dvd bay
    for 2nd sdd (as i type) I had to enable that feature in my bios.
    port 1 is boot sdd
    port 2, is now 2nd bay drive.
    so testing one must know all this.
    again no PC stated.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 12, 2019

    what matters in OP first is this
    I noticed that my SSD was no longer listed as a boot option in my bios.
    ,that means the ssd is dead

    is this a desktop PC
    the only clue is 2 drives at one time.
    and most folks but me do that on laptops.
    is it desktop
    is the Rtc COIN CELL BATTERY 2.9VDC OR LOWER
    OR OVER 7 YEARS OLD (CELL MAKERS RULES)

    on any PC the RTC is first to check if things act odd.
    ok
    still no PC stated out of 10,000 models
    1995 to 2018 made, vast possible.s
    my desktop is ausu,z270 prime.
    love it and my battery is not dead. or weak.
    it finds any ssd made
    and run now, two, m.2 fast disks
    i also run m.2 to PCI-e adapters in other PCs.
    bios seens them all ,battery not dead.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2019

    and last (or first)
    Do not hot swap that SDD or you will blow it up to H3LL.
    i can on my nice servers here,
    but not in some cheap PC
    install any destkop ssd
    remove the power cable from the AC wall jack
    then push power, button
    see fans spin for 1 second or so
    this dischages all caps in the PC.
    on laptop all batteries and AC pack
    must be pulled, but not the RTC tiny coin cell.'
    ok and then push button to discharge the caps inside, then play ssd swap games.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2019

    to hot swap drives one needs
    hdd/ssd certified as such
    mobo certified
    and bios cert.
    then the OS must support it.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 17, 2019

    like pulling teeth here,
    and normal, like me on cell phone cant type.
    well
    no PC stated
    no OS stated
    SDD finally stated, yes teeth.
    we cant see you and you PC no all the wrong things you did. OK
    it is computer, and is complex,ok?
    tell more get more, that is how this works
    good day.

    the whole 1st post can be reduced to.
    my SSD died.why?
    or how to test the SDD and prove it really is dead.
    just that.
    and I answered THAT.

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 17, 2019

    dead in bios elaborations.
    BIOS is complex endless versions,,,and updates
    but we test the ssd in sata 1,2,3,4 ports
    my desktop has 6 (z270)
    we make sure no sata ports are turned off in bios. we look first.
    we make sure the boot order is not with deleted items. (turn them all on, ok?)

    we even have a dvd/br-d drive on port 2.
    if that scans ok then move the bad sdd TO THE SATA PORT 2, SEE IF BIOS FINDS THIS ssD THERE.
    AFTER ALL IT SCANNED THE DVD OK
    BUT NO PC STATED,
    AT ALL.
    SOME LAME pc ONLY CAN BOOT FROM SATA PORT 1
    LAPTOP TOY GRADE.
    laptops as a class, the cheap ones are pain.
    the good ones have a powerful BIOS.
    I and boot to 8 things on my HP.

    NO PC STATED HOW COULD ANY ONE GUESS WHAT BIOS YOU HAVE.
    it is and ASUS PC from 1995 to 2019
    is this old pc using sata PCI card? oops.
    must i guess?

  • Larry Ng
    Larry Ng Jan 18, 2019

    a desktop, has lots of sata ports to use for testing
    most laptops have 2 or worse only 1.
    so laptops make for lousy testing platforms'
    or more work, so that is why I begged,for PC model.
    on a laptop i can also do this,(if forced)
    boot from linux,CD/dvd or from usb stick demo linux. (ubuntu v16up)ask
    the put my drive under test in my usb to sata
    adaptor box. then see if the ssd is ok.

    tedious but laptops are THAT>

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Hi Yes
You got a virus onto the SSD do not use again and for safety myself I would clean all out keep what files you need first then do a factory resit as it may still have some parts of a virus inside best be safe than sorry, had same myself long time ago, take care good luck.
Clive From Holyhead

Posted on Jan 09, 2019

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2019

    lies lies lies
    the ssd can be erased 100% a hard cold fact
    even free killdisk will
    your post is FUD.
    all drives can be erased.
    ask the maker of the drive for there eraser
    they have one,and for sure works.
    my guess is OP hot swapped the drive.
    and blew it up. noobs do that. brave they are.

    there is no prove on record
    any correctly erased hdd, or ssd
    magically reinfected it self.
    zero proof
    endless FUD base of tests done WRONG.

    also read how SED.WORKS.
    self erasing drives.
    some do so in 1 second flat.

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