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Windows 7: SSD Dead?


21 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
SSD Dead?

So I decide to do some cable management and use better cables while rear mounting my ssd. I switch out the cables,rear mount the ssd, then boot to test and the ssd is no longer seen by the bios. I tried 3 different sata connectors and 3 different power connectors....still no ssd detected. I'm confused it was just working fine. Any ideas?

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21 Aug 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Dude,

Just a suggestion. Are you able to test the SSD in another computer to see if it is recognised there?

Cheers

Dave
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22 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yes, it is not recognized in another computer too. I just find it hard to believe it died like that.
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22 Aug 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It sounds very strange indeed.

You may need to update the Firmware, there is hope

Code:
 
If you use the Linux bootable tools to update the firmware then yes, 
it will update the firmware on all OCZ drives; 
but if you use the OCZ Toolbox then it will only update the drive you select
Source: SSD isn't recognized until I unplug/plug back in power to it? - SSD - Storage


Is your BIOS up-to-date?

cheers

Dave
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22 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Dave, thanks for helping. Mine is a crucial M4, will that work? I have unplugged and switched the the data and power cable in 2 computers, still not there.
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22 Aug 2013   #6

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

It certainly sounds dead but it's mighty strange how it would judt give up like that.
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22 Aug 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No! My point was that a Firmware update may fix the issue.

I shouldn't have posted the Linux bit really as that method wont work..........

However this may make amends, it is a guide for updating Crucial M4 from USB using SysLinux :

HOWTO: Update SSD Firmware with bootable USB Stick - Crucial Community

Or not, as you need to get the drive recognised for this to work , try unpugging the power from the SSD replugging and reboot.

If you can get the Firmware updated...somehow...It may fix.

Cheers

Dave
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22 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

That IS weird. Were you noticing any slowdowns or anything of that sort before doing this cable management?
When you give it power for a little bit does it get mildly warm or anything to indicate its on?

This is irrelevant but this is exactly why I am staying away from SSD's. I just can't trust them yet.

I hope you get it working
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22 Aug 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I had the latest firmware installed already.

Show us your SSD performance 2
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22 Aug 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Doug, what happens if you unplug every drive in your PC except for the SSD and try booting up?
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