My father-in-law's SSD just up and stopped working recently. He said it was doing some updates one night as it was shutting down, and the next day nothing. After guiding him through some high level troubleshooting, I had him send me the drive so I could try to get some important data off. I've tried booting from the drive, plugging it in internally as a second drive, and putting it in a USB external hdd enclosure. Unfortunately, although it can be seen from the BIOS and Device Manager, I haven't been able to get into the drive. The only "success" I've had is internally connected as a secondary drive in that I'm able to see the drive letter come up, but it says it's not accessible, also visible in device manager.
I know that's pretty vague, but I'm not working with much here. If anyone has any ideas on how to get into this thing, I'm more than happy to provide any info I can.
Main: i5-3570K, ASRock Z77 Pro4-M, MSI RX480 8G, 500GB Crucial BX100, 2 TB Samsung EcoGreen F4, 16GB 1600MHz G.Skill @1.25V, EVGA 550-G2, Silverstone PS07B
HTPC: A8-5600K, MSI FM2-A75IA-E53, 4TB Seagate SSHD, 8GB 1866MHz G.Skill, Crosley D-25 Case Mod