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Strange, I've done this several times without such outcome. hdparm --security-help hdparm --security-set-pass NULL /dev/my_ssd hdparm --security-erase NULL /dev/my_ssd Usually they drop their data instantly and then are working as a new devices. And hdparm will refuse to send erase command without setting NULL or any password first. Do you actually see ...


If the system doesn't see the drive there is nothing you can do via software to recover the drive as the drive no longer wants to talk to the OS, possibly because you've triggered some bug in its firmware and the drive now can't fully boot. In theory there could be a way by accessing the internal serial port of the drive, which was used in the past to ...


No. Since the drive is damaged, it has bad sectors and all I/O operations fail on those bad sectors. chkdsk can only repair logical filesystem issues, not physical issues.

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