Gentleman, thank you very much for your hint. You saved my day. I'm in Brazil, and there is no Crucial branch or sales representative here, (I bought it while in the US). For short, I would have a problem, and would have thrown some bucks in trash can, because their precedure wouldn't fix a thing. I tried the 20-min thing 5 times. Your method, however, works like a charm. Hint: I could hear my ssd "booting" (a very low hiss) and subsequent very low "beeps", which sounded like a good-ole defective spinnin disk. When I tried your method within the first minutes, it didn't work. Then I patiently tried again, ear close to the unit. At the 8th minute, it went silent, only then I tried, and this time it worked. So, for me, the 20-minute time frame is way too long. Your suggested 10-minute wait should be enough (it was for me, at least). Once again, thanks for saving my ssd!! Beeing very curious of your unorthodox solution, I must ask: how did you came out with this solution? My best regards, Daniel.
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