/boot onto an M.2 drive, leaving
/home on my SSD. After ensuring M.2 drive was booting correctly I started a LiveCD (Pop_OS because it's what I had around and it's Ubuntu more or less) and used gparted to delete the partitions on the SSD and then expand
/home to the entire size of the SSD.
Apparently when Pop_OS' LiveCD is inactive it doesn't sleep or turn the screen off, it logs you out. And it logged me out midway through this above process.
"Grr!" but that's ok because I am not too attached to the contents of
/home it was rsync'd to my laptop yesterday. So I load up Arch and it panics because systemd cannot find
/home by UUID. No biggie, UUID must have changed.
lsblk no longer shows my SSD. Weird.
End up back on the LiveCD. Gparted does show my SSD from the LiveCD. But it's throwing I/O errors. I try to use
parted to access it, same I/O errors. I attempt to use
gsmartcontrol, it shows the drive but no data about that drive (at least gparted showed the drive size).
I drop back to BIOS and pull up the SMART disk utility, except it doesn't see my drive either.
Any chance this thing can be recovered? I don't care about the data at all, I care about being out a $300 SSD that wasn't even four months old.