Doing this process will in fact bring the drive back to live but based on the driver warranty information, Intel® is not responsible for data lose if the drive fails.
However, you can go to a data recovery company to have all information saved or extracted from the drives. These are some suggestions:
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Okay. So, a firmware update will fix my drive & allow me to get the data off it? What do I need the services of the data recovery companies for? I tried a firmware update but it fails. Considering that, what is the issue? Is there a newer firmware available?
In essence, I don't want to lose my data. However, it's very expensive for me to hire data recovery agencies. So, how can you help me there?
I the firmware prevent future problems with the driver but it does not fix current issues. If it failed during the update most probably will be necessary to RMA the drive. You can also try doing the firmware update in a different computer with Intel® controller to discard issues.
I regret to say that Intel is not responsible for the data on the drives. I totally understand that is very expensive to rescue the information with agencies that provide this service but the data is the customer responsibility.