MyDigitalSSD 120GB shows up as 20MB Unallocated

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    Looks like my SSD went and bricked itself. I got a random bluescreen and windows would boot no more.

    So I installed windows on another drive to investigate and found this in disk management (the broken drive is Disk 1):
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    The drive has no partitions and cannot be assigned a drive letter, so I can't even run chkdsk without attempting to format it first.

    I looked around and found this thread with a very similar issue: http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/mydigitalssd-240gb-256gb-bp4-only-2mb-unallocated-under-disk-manager.737907/
    The MyDigitalSSD representative in the thread said that the SSD's controller had "reset" and so the drive needed to be sent to the manufacturer so that they could "reboot the controller".

    So I'm wondering if anyone has heard of rebooting an SSD controller, or any other methods of recovering data from a SSD that seems to have completely forgotten its identity.

    Formatting the drive is a last resort, I figured I'd wait before taking any drastic action. Thanks in advance :)
     
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