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 Post subject: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 12th, 2021, 8:33 
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Hi all,

Someone told me about this forum, I hope I'm at the right place.

My laptop suddenly froze and it would not get past the boot screen.

I spend my time between Groningen, NL and Athens, GR so when this happened I was in Holland and I went to a local data recovery center/repair shop and asked them if they recover it or bring it back to life somehow.
They told me they can't fix it because the SSD is very specific somehow?
Now it contains some important data in it, I have backups but unfortunately it's 2 months old and I've done A LOT of work for my thesis since my last backup.
My laptop is a Lenovo L13 model.

I see there is an HDD slot visible so I took the drive out.

I read around and someone suggested I opened the drive and take a look inside. The main chip is a SM2253XT and it has 4 other chips, I think this is where the data is kept?
Does that make any sense? I don't know, lol.
I;m not touching anything else, the data is very important.

I'm currently in Greece, but will go back to NL in a couple of weeks I hope, it all depends on thsi f*ckin coronavirus thing.

All suggestions are welcomed. Anyone has experienced with this drive and wants to work with it? I'm not rich, but I can spend some money on it. Or if you think there is easy solution let me know hehe.

Thank you..!


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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 12th, 2021, 18:44 
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You could contact Northwind in greece, he should be able to get data out of it.
https://forum.hddguru.com/memberlist.ph ... ile&u=9788

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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 12th, 2021, 23:12 
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Hi Buddy,

I read your description of drive, at first what you are using is SSD, not HDD, SM2253XT is the controller from Silicon Motion, other 4 chips is NAND flash, which can store your data.
Okay, let's goto the point directly here, since it's SSD, if appear problem, there have several possibility:
1. Loose firmware, need write firmware into controller.
2. SSD NAND appear bad blocks.
3. Other components failed.

The item 2 is the highest possibility I think, if so need replace the NAND, you will loose your data.
Item 1 is also have possibility, but if rewrite firmware inside, all data will be deleted, loose data too.

Frankly speaking, SSD is very easy loose data, and if loose can't find back, HDD is different.
So I think your data is hard to find and I suggest you in future, you can use SSD as booting drive, HDD to store data, that is the best solution, because I am manufacturer of SSD and RAM, I know them well. haha

Hope it can help you.


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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 13th, 2021, 3:22 
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Thanks pepe,

Yes we can take a look, however SM2253 sounds exotic :)
Must be SM2258 with blurry markings.

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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 13th, 2021, 3:35 
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pepe wrote:
You could contact Northwind in greece, he should be able to get data out of it.
https://forum.hddguru.com/memberlist.ph ... ile&u=9788

pepe


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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 13th, 2021, 6:27 
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Thank you all for the answers.

I got in touch with northwind, will drop the drive to theirr location today.
Hope for the best!


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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 13th, 2021, 6:53 
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You are in very good hands.

Good luck

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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 14th, 2021, 5:18 
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DRUG wrote:
You are in very good hands.


Thanks :)

A kindof surprise with this drive, it's SM2259XT.
Let's see what we can do...

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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 14th, 2021, 6:07 
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This page says it is LDPC, so if true, cuts out Chip off AFAIK.

SM2259XT SATA 6Gb/s (Revision 3.1) 4-CH Configurable LDPC ECC 1.8V/1.2V

https://www.siliconmotion.com/products/client/detail

Hopefully there are other options!


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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 14th, 2021, 8:11 
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We have solution for most 2259 versions.

Our engineer is working on this drive as we speak.

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 Post subject: Re: Teamgroup SSD failed
PostPosted: January 19th, 2021, 4:20 
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So, an update,
I got an email last night with a file listing.
Most of my files are saved. Thank god! There are some files missing but it looks like most of the 'sos' files are good.

Pricing was a little steep but I'm happy I'll get all the data I want, so 5 stars from me.

Thank you all for your help :)


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