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Samsung EVO 840 dead

December 30th, 2016, 5:06

Hello

I used a SSD Samsung EVO 840 in my laptop windows 10 for the OS. was working with it and suddently the laptop stop responding. A restart bring me to the BIOS only, and BIOS don't see it anymore.
When I put the SSD via an external USB-SATA socket to another laptop, the laptop don't discover it. some disk partition tools like easeus or paragon don't see it either.
No issue for data I restore them from a backup on a new SSD

Is it dead or is there a way to resurrect it ? Any idea why it happens ? I used almost 2 years without issue.

Thanks for help

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

December 30th, 2016, 8:43

Great that you have all your data backed up.
It seems like you have the same or a very similar issue I have:
http://www2.futureware.at/~philipp/ssd/ ... Manual.pdf
If you need any help, feel free to contact me.

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

December 30th, 2016, 13:33

sourcerer wrote:Great that you have all your data backed up.
It seems like you have the same or a very similar issue I have:
http://www2.futureware.at/~philipp/ssd/ ... Manual.pdf
If you need any help, feel free to contact me.



Wow ,
Amazing Work Done By You With Great Documentation of the process hats off man

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

December 31st, 2016, 5:47

Hello

thanks for reply and very detailled manual, great work !

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

December 31st, 2016, 9:33

Thanks for sharing !!!

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

December 31st, 2016, 10:00

Thinking a bit more about your case:
Since you do not need your data back, you could send it in to Samsung (their European RMA service is in the Netherlands btw.) if it is still in warranty, and they will either fix it or send you a new or refurbished one, I guess. (I never tried that since I want my data back)
On the other hand, I would be interested whether your SSD has the same problem as mine.

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

January 3rd, 2017, 1:07

Hello

No it was not more under warranty and i didn't find yet the time to investigate the root cause

Re: Samsung EVO 840 dead

January 19th, 2017, 17:18

I developed a tool to quickly automatically diagnose a Samsung MEX / EVO 840:
https://github.com/thesourcerer8/SSDdiag/
It should be also helpful in your case. If you post or pm the results, I can with a deeper diagnosis.
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