Dormant to dead SSD? Kingston SSDNow100

By Row1
Nov 9, 2012
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  1. Dormant to dead ssd? kingston ssdnow100
    Hi - I am setting up a new used laptop, and wanted to use an SSD drive I have sitting around. For months, dormant.

    I want to see what is on this ssd and decide whether I want to format it. With an external sata dock, I CAN see a regular drive, but the SSD will not show up.
    Can an SSD go bad / die if not plugged in for months?
  2. dotVezz

    dotVezz TS Enthusiast Posts: 111

    No, an SSD will not normally fail if it lies unused for a long time. However, external circumstances like humidity, temperature, electricity, moisture, etc. can affect it. It's rather strange that you can't see it in the external dock.

    Another option is to connect it to a working computer directly and try to access it.

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