did you make USB using Windows 10 media creation tool
you could try making Hirens boot cd
, this shows you whats available on it - Here
. Curious if ssd shows up with it in, if it does you may want to run HDTune on it and see its stats. BTW, Hirens can be made into a USB, name is just old.
Depending on your desire to save contents, if you don't care, you could also run dban on it (Its on hirens) which will wipe entire SSD and maybe the Win 10 installer will finally see it.
might want to remove hdd while you test ssd, hate for accidents to happen
I had initially been using a rufus-built copy of windows usb, but after so many attempts to recover system, it locked me out of the USB stick with an error. I then used windows media creation to create a windows 10 usb stick.
I made Hiren's Boot CD into a usb stick w/ ISO and rufus.
I used PartedMagic and tried to open the SSD. It was showing me "Patriot Blast"; when I clicked on it, it tried to scan for more information without any luck.
Testdisk scans the drive, shows the name for the drive and the correct size, but when I try to list files, it outputs something along the lines of "Cannot list files. Filesystem seems damaged."
Drive stopped showing up in different windows. Turned machine off, unplugged sata power, then plugged back in and booted again. Checked SSD with HDAT2. Appeared with correct name and size, scanned in "Check and Repair bad sectors" option. No bad sectors showed up. Within HDAT2, I used scan mode under filesystem options. Pulled errors "Drive not ready (command failed or time out)." Stopped there and wrote this post.
If I could save my data, that would be awesome, but if losing my data means I don't need to purchase another SSD, I'll take it.