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post #1 of 14
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okay i am frustrated, before when i had the vertex 3 it liked to disappear and give me bsod. okay i chucked it and replaced it with an crucial M4,

but now my secondary hard drive is doing exactly what the vertex was doing... disappearing for no reason, well since it's not a system drive there's no bsod. but there are times when i'm editting files (yes, using the hard drive), the computer would just freeze for a bit and the hard drive would disappear. this had happened twice now, wth??? i will see my drive again and everything will be normal after i restart the computer. it never happened before when i had the vertex, and when i switched SSD, i simply replaced the SSD without touching any other wires and windows is installed freshly on the SSD.

crucial M4 is the best SSD btw:drum:

anybody got any ideas that secondary harddrive would just disappear in thin air? sata is set to AHCI mode would that be the problem? i'm not getting error message of any kind, it's like the computer by itself ejects the drive for no reason.
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post #2 of 14
Do you have intels chipset manager installed? I forget the name right now i'll be back...

But I have had the same problem with my BD drive..
    
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post #3 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sdla4ever;15180632 
Do you have intels chipset manager installed? I forget the name right now i'll be back...

But I have had the same problem with my BD drive..

what's that? i never installed any of that kind of stuff and never had problem like this. anyhow, do i find it on the intel website? can't hurt to try...

thx
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post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilglavmvm;15180648 
what's that? i never installed any of that kind of stuff and never had problem like this. anyhow, do i find it on the intel website? can't hurt to try...

thx

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Desktop+Chipsets&ProductProduct=Intel%C2%AE+X58+Express+Chipset

Should be the Intel Rapid Storage Technology, it gives you up to date health for hard drives and arrays, also tells you if some port gets dropped.
    
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post #5 of 14
Here is the file you need. Since you aren't running raid this one will do for you.
infinst_autol.exe v9.2.0.1030

The "crucial M4" should have its on software to install to run test if you need it. Thanks
post #6 of 14
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thanks people, will get back with results
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post #7 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KILLER_K;15180695 
Here is the file you need. Since you aren't running raid this one will do for you.
infinst_autol.exe v9.2.0.1030

The "crucial M4" should have its on software to install to run test if you need it. Thanks

it doesn't help it's still disappearing anything i could have done wrong? what's the chance my hard drive is defective? i only got this like 1 month ago...
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Crucial M4 128Gb + 1TB seagate HD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit ASUS VG236 23" 120hz + 3d vision, Acer H233H 23" Corsair AX1200 
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post #8 of 14
is the bios updated?
post #9 of 14
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ok this is just ****ing annoying today the drive magically ejact itself while i'm installing something onto my HD. the drive do come back after i restart the computer, (just restart button, not power off then on, so i'm pretty certain it's not a hardware issue). tried switching to IDE/achi, installing rapid storage,... anyone got ANY idea wat's going on?
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Crucial M4 128Gb + 1TB seagate HD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit ASUS VG236 23" 120hz + 3d vision, Acer H233H 23" Corsair AX1200 
Case
coolermaster haf 932 
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Crucial M4 128Gb + 1TB seagate HD Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit ASUS VG236 23" 120hz + 3d vision, Acer H233H 23" Corsair AX1200 
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post #10 of 14
Use diff sata ports, run a reg cleaner, reinstall W7+chipset drivers if all else fails.
 
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