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Computer cant find SSD

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So i bought a OCZ vertex3 120g on bfriday and im trying to install it on my laptop but it just does not want to cooperate. When i get to the hard drive portion of the windows 7 installation it sees the un allocated space. So i click new to create a new partion. the mouse does the loading thing for a min or so then the ssd disappears! It goes on to ask me to find drivers for it and what not, but ultimalty the ssd is no longer visible until i reboot and try again.

Any ideas? I bought a sata to usb cable on amazon to maybe flash the new firmware since i knew people have had problems OCZ ssd pre patch, but is it even a firmware problem?

EDIT: Ive also live-booted linux from a usb and tried gparted to partition the drive but that just hangs as it tries to make new directories (i forgot the actual term)

also its an older laptop (2008?) is that going to be a problem?

HP DV2945se
Edited by Cloudpost - 12/7/11 at 12:10pm
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All I can think of is to flash the firmware on the drive.
Secure erase the drive?
Flash BIOS on laptop?
Is there another computer you can use?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.5 ASUS P8P67 Pro 980TI Classified 16GB x G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8TB worth Windows 7 x64 Dell 3007WFP + BenQ 24" + Acer 22" Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 850W Antec 900 MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k @ 4.5 ASUS P8P67 Pro 980TI Classified 16GB x G.Skill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
8TB worth Windows 7 x64 Dell 3007WFP + BenQ 24" + Acer 22" Logitech G510 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 850W Antec 900 MX518 
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on your laptop do you have a section to change it to achi mode like I did on my Toshiba?
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