Cannot format or change disk properties

Super User Asked by Gabriel Ziegler on October 14, 2020

I have a KingDian SSD that had Windows 10 installed and suddenly this disk has stopped booting. I have tried formating the partition and also changing the partition table from DOS to GPT, but although both fdisk and gparted says the operations were successfully accomplished after I close fdisk or gparted the disk remains the same.

  • Disk before operation:
    disk before operation

  • Operation message:
    Operation message

  • Disk after operation (same as before):
    enter image description here

Is there a way I can force format this disk? Is there any trick that could save this SSD? Now it is completely useless as it is.

note: I have tried doing the same tasks on other computers and other OS (arch, manjaro and windows)

Edit 1:

I ran the three steps for starting ATA Secure Erase and checked if my disk was like the one in the example. My output:

    Master password revision code = 65534
    not locked
    not frozen
    not expired: security count
        supported: enhanced erase
    Security level high
Checksum: correct

I then ran security-erase as step 3 says:

hdparm --user-master u --security-erase PasSWorD /dev/sda

 Issuing SECURITY_ERASE command, password="PasSWorD", user=user
SG_IO: bad/missing sense data, sb[]:  70 00 05 00 00 00 00 0a 04 51 40 00 21 04 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Edit 2:
Running: smartctl -H /dev/sda


SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: FAILED!
Drive failure expected in less than 24 hours. SAVE ALL DATA.
No failed Attributes found.

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