Windows Was Unable to Format SSD

You are trying to read or write data on an SSD but PC reports that the disk drive needs to be formatted and finally tells you Windows is unable to complete the format?
SSD is flash-based solid state drive, which has a faster read speed than basic hard drive. An SSD is available in internal solid state drive and external solid state drive, both of which can be used in different Windows computers for data storage. What can you do if an SSD reports it was unable to be formatted when Windows PC says you have to reformat the drive before opening it?
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Windows Cannot Format RAW SSD

An SSD turns to RAW file system and asks to reformat, but Windows says it cannot complete the format for RAW SSD.

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How to Recover Data from Unformatted SSD?

iCare Data Recovery is a read-only data recovery program, which supports all kinds of SSD including internal and external solid state drives for data recovery:

Step1. Run the software and choose a proper scan mode.

select recovery mode

Step2. Select the SSD and let the software scan it to search lost files.

wait while scanning

Step3. Preview found photos and documents and then save the lost files to another drive.

preview found photo


Useful Solution for Problem That Windows Failed to Format SSD

After data recovery, you can try any method you know to resolve the problem about unable to format on SSD. For example, you can run Command Prompt to reformat the SSD.
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Windows Was Unable to Format Internal Solid State Drive

An internal solid state drive offers a way to store data on your computer, just like a basic hard drive. An SSD usually access data more quickly than a basic hard drive. Since there is no mechanical part in an SSD, SSD is shockproof which make it less prone to be physically damaged. However, an internal SSD sometimes still suffers different troubles, which make it unable to be formatted by Windows.
==> If any brand of internal SSD reports it was unable to be formatted on any Windows operating system, you can refer to this page – Windows cannot complete format. It is helpful with the error fixing on all internal SSDs. Before fixing the error, it is important to get a safe and useful way to get back all data.

1. SanDisk SSD is not able to be formatted in Windows

SanDisk is an American corporation, which is specialized in designing and manufacturing memory cards, USB flash drives and Solid State Drives, etc. Its SSDs include SanDisk Ultra SSD, SanDisk SSD Plus and SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD have a good reputation among its users. SanDisk was acquired by Western Digital in May, 2016.
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2. Intel Solid State Drive was unable to be formatted by Windows

Intel is also an American corporation which is the world’s largest chip manufactures. Intel Solid state drive is one of the best-sellers among all brands of SSD products.

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3. Windows cannot complete format on Samsung SSD

Samsung SSD is manufactured by Samsung Electronic which is a Korean corporation also manufactures SD card, micro SD, thumb drive, digital camera, smartphone, computer, etc.

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4. Windows was unable to format Plextor internal SSD

Plextor SSD is a Japanese brand, which is famous for its good quality.

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External SSD Is Unable to Be Formatted by Windows

External SSD works similarly to the internal solid state drive, but it is more convenient to carry. Due to its high cost solid state external hard drive is relatively rare. However, SSD external hard drive is likely to be widely used by PC users in near future.

==> When Windows says that SSD external hard drive is unable to be formatted after showing RAW, please see this article: RAW external SSD not formatted

Never write any new file to the SSD drive unless you are sure that you have recovered all lost files from the RAW SSD drive. Data recovery software is only available for file restore before it gets overwriting.

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