[clug] recovering data from dead SSD

Rodney Peters rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Fri Sep 23 05:14:29 UTC 2022

Hi Bob,

I've tried, without success, on a couple of identical, down-market SATA 
SSD.  Those had surprisingly high power requirements of 5V @ 1.5 A and 
I've seen others requiring up to 1.75 A.

A couple of others, of similar ilk, are not seen without an externally 
powered USB dock - I take it yours was.

The first drives were plastic-cased and I suspected overheating. I now 
try to avoid plastic-cased SSD and use bare M2 SSD, in adapters where 


On 23/9/22 14:52, Bob Edwards via linux wrote:
> Hi all,
> Anyone every tried/had success in recovering data from a "dead"
> SSD (SATA attached)? Any clues as to whether it might be worth
> hooking it up to a JTAG reader and seeing what can be seen?
> Not desperate, but curious and would be useful to be able to
> do this.
> (in this case, by "dead", I mean that it doesn't even appear to
> the system (eg. in lsusb, dmesg etc.) on a USB-connected SATA
> dock, on which other drives do work just fine).
> cheers,
> Bob Edwards.

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