Hey guys, I just want to double check something.
I just started using SSD about a year ago. And just today, while trying to install Mac on my oldest SSD, it continuously failed while trying to reformat, said it couldn't write to last block or something. After about 4 format failures, the SSD was no longer accessible when plugged in. I tried plugging it into my other working Windows, Linux and Mac machines but no luck, drive doesn't show up at all. Luckily I had no lost data because I was already trying to reformat.
So basically, I believe the SSD has failed and is dead. My only concern though is that whenever I plug it into an already stable computer, while the what I believe to be a failed SSD is plugged in, it renders the whole computer unbootable. One stops at loading screen, another stops at bios screen. I don't understand why a dead drive would stop a system from booting, isn't it dead and shouldn't be able to do something like this? Might be a rookie question but honestly, this is the first drive, whether HDD or SSD, that I've ever have fail on me. Consider me really lucky since I've been messing with computers my whole life, haha.
In closing, this normal for a failed drive? Is it dead?