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I've been pulling my hair out on this one, about 2 weeks ago (Feb 3) I bought a pair of 120Gb Mushkin Chronos SSDs (SATA III) for my signature rig and have had nothing but problems since. The motherboard BIOS (most current is 901) will not recognize either drive and the OS (which recognizes both) states that it cannot install to either drive. The only drives currently attached to the motherboard are my Bluray and ONE SSD. I already RMA'd one back to Newegg when this first occurred since, of the two original, one did show up in the BIOS and the other did, now neither shows up. The original plan was to install in a RAID 0 configuration but after the first RMA and reading about the lack of TRIM support from RAID chipsets in general, I decided to go with ACHI.

I'm about to send both back for a refund now since the fresh replacement SSD from Newegg won't even show in the BIOS now (NOTHING has been done to it). mad.gif All I ask is that any help/comments given refrain from brand bashing, most use the same basic platform these days.

Thanks for any useful help in advance.
Edited by LoneWolf3574 - 2/23/12 at 7:13pm
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Now I had a thought, changed the BIOS over to IDE mode from ACHI mode and now the BIOS recognizes the SSD. WHAT IS GOING ON? I am seriously confused as to the WHY that would make a difference. headscratch.gif
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Have both drives been initialized and formatted?
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One has been and it still does not show in the BIOS. But how does affect whether they show in the BIOS or not? I don't understand.
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post #5 of 15
Do both have the latest firmware? It sounds like they do not.
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The latest firmware came installed already. I did try running the update just in case, but to no effect. So to reiterate, both drives show when in IDE mode but not in ACHI or RAID. The latest updates (firmware & BIOS) have been installed and verified. The OS will recognize both drives but the BIOS will not.
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Disable any third party SATA controllers?
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What sata controllers are you on?

I have had a Chronos for a couple months now with no problems, I initialized it with my sig rig and am currently running it in my Llano laptop until my 2500k gets here, then the Llano gets the Gskill and Sandy gets the Mushkin.
It also came with the latest firmware revision.
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There are no 3rd party SATA controllers, it's all AMD, the SSDs are plugged into the motherboard (port 1 & 2, even tried 3, 4, 5, & 6). Even still, why would they not show in the BIOS. One of the two SSDs has been initialized already (see my 3rd post on topic) and still will not show in the BIOS unless in IDE mode.

When trying to install the OS (Win7 Pro x64), they both show as the OS being unable to install to them, but present and able to be altered (partitions deleted/added, format, etc).
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post #10 of 15
Why cant they be installed on?
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