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Just got my Vertex 3 MAX IOPS, but can't get it to work.

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Dear readers

As mentioned in the title, I just got my long waited OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS Edition (120gb version). It looks really nice and the OCZ bracket fit very well in my case.

Although, I've now reached the point where I want to actually install Windows 7 on it. The problem is, I can't see the drive. I'm sitting on an OS installed on my storage classic harddrive and I want to install Windows onto my SSD from that harddisk.

If I go to Device Manager I'm able to see that Windows has picked the SSD up, and it's also visible in the BIOS. I use AHCI Mode as for storage configuration. I've also just Firmware updated the SSD to v2.11 (latest).

Another thing is, when I try to Secure Erase the SSD with the OCZ Toolbox, it sayes it's unable to do so because the SSD is frozen.

Anyone able to help me out here?! confused.gif

Thank you so much in advance!
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Unplug power to the drive for 10 seconds and reconnect. That should reset the drive and allow you to secure erase it.

Then hopefully your install will work.
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That didn't help. It's weird, I can see the drive in the BIOS and in the device manager, but I can't really do anything with it.

Any ideas?

By the way, I tried to install windows but it can't find the drive during the partition choosing. I'm neither able to find the disk in My Computer / Computer.
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Did you format it in administrative tools>computer management> disk management?
...probably not
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You sir, just made my day. Thank you so much, I don't know how the hell I could forget that part. *facepalming at self*
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