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So I was listening to music just a few minutes ago when all of a sudden the screen went blank, system restarted and the Bios couldn't initialize the SATA port my boot drive is on. Did my drive just die?

I made sure the cables were connected, no problem there. When I shoved in the Windows7 installation CD I still can't see the drive. It is an old OCZ Agility btw.
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So I was listening to music just a few minutes ago when all of a sudden the screen went blank, system restarted and the Bios couldn't initialize the SATA port my boot drive is on. Did my drive just die?

I made sure the cables were connected, no problem there. When I shoved in the Windows7 installation CD I still can't see the drive. It is an old OCZ Agility btw.
Have you verified there is power at the connector? Have you tried a different port on your Mobo ?
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sounds like it died i got 3 vertex here dead non bootable . so ya , no more ocz for me.
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Have you verified there is power at the connector? Have you tried a different port on your Mobo ?
Yes and yes. I've always had trouble running benchmarks on this drive. Whenever it got to the write portion of the test the OS just outright froze. I always hoped it was just a software problem... guess I was wrong.
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Ocz would suggest removing the drive for a few minutes and then plugging it back up again too see if it comes back.Also I would clear my cmos too.
Edited by djsi38t - 5/29/11 at 7:51am
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Ocz would suggest removing the drive for a few minutes and then plugging it back up again too see if it comes back.Also I would clear my cmos too.
That fixed it, for now. Thanks for the suggestion. Should I still RMA it? I'm kinda expecting this to happen again in a little bit.
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Yea RMA it, if it's been giving you problems for a while, it is probably going to give you problems down the road.
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post #8 of 16
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Too bad it is a long weekend here in the states.

So will they send me another drive that is exactly the same as the one I have now? I'm almost tempted to just buy a Vertex 2 or 3. What do you guys think?
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post #9 of 16
the vertex 2 and 3 are great drives, but you should still RMA your agility. if you're itching for a new toy, then vertex!
post #10 of 16
i would get different company. my c300 never a problem. m4 looks sweet.
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