I purchased a Crucial 1 TB M2 SATA SSD last July and only today removed it from its original packaging to try to use it. I installed the SSD into a FIDECO M2 SATA External SSD enclosure - USB 3.1
I connected the FIDECO device to a windows 7 Pro laptop (Dell Precision workstation 7710). I ran the disk manager which displayed a new disk, Disk3 which was not initialised. I proceeded to initialise the disk but got the message "Device not ready" . I have tried to re-seat the SSD in the FIDECO caddy a few ties but to no avail.
When I connect the CADDY to the USB C port on the laptop, the white LED is lit in the caddy indicating at least that power is being applied.
the SSD had remained un-opened for 6 months and this is the first time that it has been used. Is it possible that there is a limited shelf life on this SSD ?
I don't have any other M2 SATA SSD to test the CADDY or another CADDY with which to test the SSD.
Is there any windows 7 diagnostic software which would provide diagnostics to identify whether or not the CADDY is at fault or the uninitialized SSD is at fault ?