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So last night I left my computer on for some torrents while I watched the hockey game. When I got home my computer was showing a black screen with "Boot Mngr not found" or w/e.

So I figured OK something probably screwed up and chose my storage drive as #1 in boot priority or something of that sort. So I went into the bios and noticed that my boot drive (vertex 2) wasn't even showing up, anywhere!

frusterated and drunk, I waited till the next day to start fiddling around in my case.

I went about moving sata ports and even swapping my other HDD's around and no luck. I pulled the drive out and started trying other sata power cables hoping for some luck, then I noticed a little light in the back of the SSD.

The light is inside the drive, one of them is green and the other red. I tried everything I stated above including flashing my BIOS and i still can't get it to recognize the drive.

Does anyone know what may have happened? or what the lights mean in the back of the drive? Using my room mates macbook sucks so any help asap would be more than appriciated! thanks guys!!!!

it's my sig rig

-Squeek
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So last night I left my computer on for some torrents while I watched the hockey game. When I got home my computer was showing a black screen with "Boot Mngr not found" or w/e.

So I figured OK something probably screwed up and chose my storage drive as #1 in boot priority or something of that sort. So I went into the bios and noticed that my boot drive (vertex 2) wasn't even showing up, anywhere!

frusterated and drunk, I waited till the next day to start fiddling around in my case.

I went about moving sata ports and even swapping my other HDD's around and no luck. I pulled the drive out and started trying other sata power cables hoping for some luck, then I noticed a little light in the back of the SSD.

The light is inside the drive, one of them is green and the other red. I tried everything I stated above including flashing my BIOS and i still can't get it to recognize the drive.

Does anyone know what may have happened? or what the lights mean in the back of the drive? Using my room mates macbook sucks so any help asap would be more than appriciated! thanks guys!!!!

it's my sig rig

-Squeek
Edit that post otherwise the mods will be on you.
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Torrents aren't illegal and don't always mean piracy. Plenty of sites provide content via bittorrent.
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My guess is that it died. RMA it if you can.

It is no different if a HDD can't be detected...its logic board is toast.

I'd try it in a different machine if possible first though. I know there was some specific things I had to do to my BIOS to get my V2 to be detected by Windows Setup. I don't remember off hand what they were though. It could be remotely possible that the mother board has problems preventing it from being detected...but I would put money on the drive being fried first.
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It's dead I'd say RMA it... if it's still new get another brand. Those vertex 2 tend to die a lot based on my experience a friend of mine has/had a raid0 and he had to RMA 2 of those to finally get it working
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Thanks for the help guys! Yeah I don't think using the word torrents mean I'm downloading illegal content.

Anyway I decided to take the RMA advice and brought it to where I bought it. They actually replaced it in store on the spot so I got lucky.

Thanks again for your help
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