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  1. #1
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    Feb 2024

    Unresponsive storage ssd

    I have a ssd with very important data in my workstation.

    It has a ext4 and a ntfs partition.

    This morning, the ext4 partition (sda1) didn't mount, and the filesystem was listed as "unknown" in the Disks application. running `file -s/dev/sda1` returns "no read permissions"; Overall assessment is marked as "Disk is OK, one bad sector", but attempting to perform any smart self-test returns the error "sk_disk_open: input/output error (udisks-error-quark, 0)".

    Now the ntfs partition is also listed as unknown.

    Please help. I don't know what to do!


    Additional info:

    The disk is a Samsung 870 Evo.

    It has important files and a Windows virtual machine that has been glitchy lately.

    There was also a power failure recently. Not sure if it's related.

    System specs:

      Kernel: 6.5.0-21-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A
        Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 tk: GTK 3.24.33 vt: 2 dm: GDM3 42.0
        Distro: Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)
      Type: Desktop System: MSI product: MS-7885 v: 1.0
        serial: <superuser required>
      Mobo: MSI model: X99A SLI PLUS(MS-7885) v: 1.0
        serial: <superuser required> UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 1.E0
        date: 06/15/2018
      Local Storage: total: 3.18 TiB used: 1.63 TiB (51.1%)
      ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 980 PRO 1TB
        size: 931.51 GiB speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter>
        rev: 3B2QGXA7 temp: 42.9 C scheme: MBR
      ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD2003FZEX-00SRLA0
        size: 1.82 TiB speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
        rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
      ID-3: /dev/sdc vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
        speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 4B6Q scheme: MBR
      ID-1: / size: 301.86 GiB used: 137.26 GiB (45.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc2
      ID-2: /mnt/hdd size: 1.82 TiB used: 1.2 TiB (66.2%) fs: ntfs
        dev: /dev/sdb2
      ID-3: /mnt/mint size: 795.67 GiB used: 295.74 GiB (37.2%) fs: ext4
        dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
      ID-4: /mnt/nas size: 10.46 TiB used: 7.31 TiB (69.9%) fs: cifs
        dev: /dev/Aether
      ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 30.52 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
        priority: -2 dev: /dev/sdc3

  2. #2
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    Re: Unresponsive storage ssd

    I would unmount the concerned partitions and do fsck on them.

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  3. #3
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    Feb 2024

    Re: Unresponsive storage ssd

    Quote Originally Posted by MAFoElffen View Post
    I would unmount the concerned partitions and do fsck on them.
    fsck from util-linux 2.37.2
    e2fsck 1.46.5 (30-Dec-2021)
    fsck.ext2: Input/output error while trying to open /dev/sda1
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a valid ext2/ext3/ext4
    filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2/ext3/ext4
    filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
    is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
        e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
        e2fsck -b 32768 <device>

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2009

    Re: Unresponsive storage ssd

    Backups, backups, backups. You should never have only one drive with important info on it! Not only do I have at least 2 backups of everything in my home, I also have a complete backup HDD laying at my mom's home, disconnected from any PC, with all my stuff on it. Every few months, I retrieve it and update it and move it back to mom's the same day.

    Losing one block on a HD isn't all that bad.....unless it is the superblock. That is bad and not normally recoverable.

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