Solid-state drives are commonly used in all appliances requiring fast and secure data storage systems. Due to the SSD’s durable infrastructure, people entrust all their data to these media. However, solid-state drives are not error-free and can fail for various reasons.
One of the most critical consequences of SSD malfunction is its inaccessibility. A drive stops being recognized by the appliance, and all the files stored on it can not be reached.
Common Causes Why Computer does not Recognize SSD
A Letter Has Not Been Assigned to a Drive
Windows operating system uses a hierarchy file structure. Accordingly, a letter is assigned to each system drive. This designation is then responsible for its internal address.
The OS could fail to assign a letter automatically. In such a situation, there may be nothing wrong with the drive. By manually setting a letter to the SSD drive, a user can access all the valuable files again.
Solid-State Drive is Not Formatted
There may be a situation when an SSD drive appears on your appliance, but an error occurs when trying to use it. This issue mainly occurs with solid-state drives that have not been used before. The reason for the error is that the drive has not been formatted. After performing the formatting of the device, a user can proceed with it and access all the files without any issues.
SSD is Marked as Hidden
Similarly to folders or individual files, an operating is also able to mark the whole solid-state drive as hidden. But the device is hidden with the help of specialized third-party programs.
The drive, in this case, works with the preservation of all its functional properties; it just is not displayed in the system.
The Unsuitable File System on SSD
If the disk has been previously used in a computer running macOS or Linux, it has been formatted under the appropriate file system. In this situation, it is likely that the drive will not be supported in Windows (e.g., F2FS, EXT4, etc.).
To fix the problem, you must format the SSD again and specify the file system: NTFS, exFAT.
Incorrect BIOS Settings
In the BIOS of specific digital devices, there is a function to independently choose which connected drives should be initialized and which should be ignored (for security reasons). Here you need to check whether initialization mode is enabled by default when the drive is connected.
If the SATA cable is damaged, your system may not be able to see the SSD. It is recommended to check all connections between the motherboard and the drive for bends and kinks in the cables. If anything is wrong with the cables, it is better to replace them.
Solid-State Drive Failure
If an issue within a solid-state drive (SSD) occurs, it stops being recognized. Faults within an SSD will cause its inaccessibility, and data loss is unavoidable. The users can not solve this problem. It requires an approach from skilled engineers.
When facing a data loss situation on a solid-state drive, entrust your case to PITS Global Data Recovery Services. Our engineers have years of experience working with various types, brands, and models of solid-state drives. By sending your drive to our lab, you can rest assured that your valuable files will be restored within the required timeframe.
Our SSD Data Recovery Service
Our company offers businesses and individuals in the US an extensive set of data repair services. We work on any type of storage device, including hard drives, RAIDs, flash drives, servers, and SSDs. With thousands of cases on our account, we are proud to support a 99% success rate.
Working in ISO Certified Class 10 Cleanroom, we safely restore all the valuable files. Our team performs the data recovery process maintaining all the security requirements.
PITS Global Data Recovery Services is a provider of secure and efficient solutions for SSD restoration. We start our process with a risk-free evaluation to deliver the most efficient outcome. By thoroughly reviewing the device, we will estimate what caused the inaccessibility of the SSD, the level of damage, and the chances for successful restoration.
You can start your data recovery process with our skilled technicians today by filling out the request help form below. You can also call us at 888 611 0737 if you have any questions about our services. Our team will help you to return your valuable data from a non-functioning solid-state drive.
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