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Well, I've done the Secure Erase succesfully in GParted. The BIOS didn't detected the SSD after I restarted the PC with GParted, but after I did a total shutdown it detected the SSD. I'm now going to try to re-install Windows 7. I'll hope it works...
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post #12 of 56
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Ok, Secure Erase seem to have worked and failed because it did "secure erase", but it makes my SSD undetectable in BIOS and Windows installation. Does this happen often with Secure Erase in GParted?
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post #13 of 56
I never used GParted so Idk if it caused the issue, but I never had an issue with Parted Magic

Sandforce drives are know to disappear from the BIOS. Do you have the firmware updated?
post #14 of 56
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Yeah. When I noticed the score was 7,7 I directly updated the firmware to v1.35 but it didn't change much really. Now I did the secure erase and my SSD is undetectable.
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post #15 of 56
Is there a light showing on your drive? I think I remember before if your drive has a red light you need to RMA or something b/c it is locked.

Try shutting down the PC, unplug the drive completely and toss it to the side for a few min, come back, replug it in and it should reappear.
post #16 of 56
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Yeah, I have the red light and the green light appearing at the same time, but I've had that before. What I did was, I zero'd the drive with Low-Level-Formatting in Active@KillDisk and it worked again, but since zero'ing is no option for a SSD, what should I do?

It's a little late now, so I'll kick back on this topic tommorow! (Thanks for the help, for now!)
Edited by battleaxe231 - 1/30/12 at 2:18pm
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post #17 of 56
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Yeah, I have the red light and the green light appearing at the same time, but I've had that before. What I did was, I zero'd the drive with Low-Level-Formatting in Active@KillDisk and it worked again, but since zero'ing is no option for a SSD, what should I do?

It's a little late now, so I'll kick back on this topic tommorow! (Thanks for the help, for now!)

I know why it wasn't detected in Windows,. that was because there was no partition information on the disk and it needed a to be formatted after the secure erase.

You are still adding wear to it lol. You could have just formatted the drive in disk part if you can see it in the BIOS, geez, no more low level formatting if the SSD is detectable!

LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN, IF YOU CAN SEE THE SSD IN THE BIOS THEN DO NOT USE LOW LEVEL FORMATTING FOR IT.

From the windows installer just use diskpart if detectable in the BIOS.

Booting and partitioning of MBR for Windows 7:
  1. Boot from the Windows 7 DVD/USB
  2. After booting you see the Install Windows 7 screen, press Shift + F10 to open a command prompt.
  3. At the command prompt, Type diskpart, press Enter
  4. Type lis dis, press Enter
  5. Type sel dis X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  6. Type cle, press Enter
  7. Type cre par pri align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
  8. Type for quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  9. Type act, press Enter
  10. Type exi, press Enter
  11. Close the Command Window, and click the Install button.
  12. Proceed to install Windows 7 and perform a normal installation using the "Custom (advanced)" type of installation. Do not format it the partitions again during the installation.

That is in my install guide. Follow it if you like.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
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I understand, but it neither could find it in the BIOS so I couldn't list any disk in Diskpart (Windows 7 Installation). Shall I try Parted Magic Bootable CD instead? ph34r-smiley.gif
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post #19 of 56
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Originally Posted by battleaxe231 View Post

I understand, but it neither could find it in the BIOS so I couldn't list any disk in Diskpart (Windows 7 Installation). Shall I try Parted Magic Bootable CD instead? ph34r-smiley.gif

if it isnt in the bios you cant do anything. ;/

maybe leave unplugged over night? That has worked for some.

but if it does show use parted magic like I showed. Then while in parted magic you can use gparted to format it after.
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I'm going to try Parted Magic after school. teaching.gif

Btw, Doesn't Parted Magic have a "Format Tool" ? headscratch.gif
Edited by battleaxe231 - 1/30/12 at 10:32pm
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