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free/trial recovery tools to recover from a crashed SSD

Last week, my laptop suddenly powered off & could not be powered on
anymore: the IT guys replace battery, use different adapter but can't
power it on & the 500GB SSD that comes with the X270 can't be
read as well when they mounted it to a reader: this reader is plugged
into another PC's USB.

I suspect it could be due to me using 3rd party battery at that time tt
caused a surge/overcurrent that failed both the laptop & the SSD.

Ontrack is charging $3500 for recovery so I'm looking for tools that
I can DIY to do the recovery: anyone can recommend any tools (if
there's any specifically for SSD): those with free 'trial' can be
considered;  wanted a best chance of recovering data from the SSD.
I might need assistance here with using the recommended tools
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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arnold

Unlike hdds where the spindle is attached to reading heads. Ssd .....

Idrive backup, backup tools ....

Potentially there may have been indications of ...


You could look at datarecovery.com, no affiliation

But with ssd the costs are steep.
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>what SSD model do you have?
IT guy just told me it's Samsung.

Should have left most of my stuff in the O365 (which I have 99GB quota)
 rather than archive to local pst: a local pst is 'locked' when I'm in Outlook
so Outlook has to exit before it could be backed up.
sunhux

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Btw IT guy said the SSD reader detects the SSD but got a
hardware failure;  I'll get a screen shot of that error.

When inserted into an X1 carbon Thinkpad, the BIOS of
this laptop can't detect it.  My crashed laptop was X270
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Will post it when I'm back to office this Thu.
Ontrack has free version for Home user for recovering up to a certain amount of data.
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On remounting it again, IT team was able to read the SSD &
is currently copying out the files: heard it paused mid way.

Will update tomorrow when the IT guy is back.
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Was able to copy out the entire SSD after mounting it into another Thinkpad, thanks.
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then i believe that it's not a bad SSD, but a bad laptop