Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

Kilobyte Kid

Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

I have a laptop Dell Inspiron n5010 with a 256GB crucial M4 inside.

 

Suddenly it stopped booting windows 10 and doesn’t show on BIOS.

I tried update its firmware via ISO boot stick and it tells me that I have the latest

 

I also tried to remove battery hold power button for one minute then open it but it also didn’t work

 

I can’t try the 30 minutes solution http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/How-I-fixed-my-M4-that-wouldn-t-detect-in-the-BIOS/td-p/110...

 

because I have to remove all laptop components to access the SSD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-5YSPimZCk

 

 

Any other possible solutions?

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

Go into the BIOS and leave it on that screen for 30 minutes instead.

 

The goal here is to give the drive power but nothing to do so it can do it's own thing.

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

Thank i did it. I stay on BIOS home screen for about 40 minutes

I closed it from power button open it and again there is no available SSD

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

I think I have a similar problem. Here is the thread I created http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial-SSDs/Crucial-M4-512-GB-SSD-not-responding/td-p/177506

 

I have not found any solution yet, I called Crucial but they do not have any other suggestion than power cycling, active garbage collection, and firmware update. None worked for me. Please let me know if you make it work.

 

 

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

I am in the same boat, Does not show in bios, tried all the power cycling tricks, But, when connected to USB with external power, i can see the partitons and the folders, but no files inside the folder.

Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

I've add to external case and but i can't initialize the disk 

HD Sentinel and Crystal Disk Info show that disk is 100% healthy.

Any idead what's going on?

 

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JEDEC Jedi

Re: Crucial M4 suddenly doesn't show on BIOS

I'm afraid a CRC error is generally a sign of pretty terminal failure for a drive. Smiley Sad

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