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My Crucial M4 256GB SSD is not working. It isn't recognized in any sata port on either of two computers. My HDD is recognized, but my SSD is not. Any suggestions? I've tried IDE mode, and it worked for a long time. I moved the PC to a friend's house, and it suddenly doesn't work.

For some reason, it freaks out the bios. It makes the bios take much longer to enter the bios settings than usual.

I'll be contacting Crucial. I didn't have anything too important but there's probably 40+ hours of work getting all my programs, games and mods reinstalled.

It isn't mine originally but I bought it from SeanWebster so I shouldn't have an issue getting RMA info if needed.
Edited by phillyd - 6/3/13 at 6:56pm
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ouch, sorry to hear that.

was this a result of trying to update the firmware or just started happening out of the blue.
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It was random, I haven't touched the firmware.
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Sorry to hear that Philly. From what your saying it sounds like the ssd is dead. Usually when a drive goes bad it slow down the post time a lot. I guess its the bios seeing somethings plugged in but not responding and it trying to recognize it. Once it spends a bucket load of time trying to recognize it and doesn't it finally moves.on to the next port. I have seen this happen a lot in customers pcs and that is the signs of a dead drive. Don't waste your time and contact Crucial asap for an rma.
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Not sure just throwing it out there, but wasnt there a firmware bug that caused these hard drives to bug out at a certain hours worth of usage. Not sure if it is relevant to you at all.
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Did you have an unexpected power down or loss of power? Sometimes my Crucial M4 needs to go through a power cycle if my house power cuts out or i force shut down the computer.
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Ah man, looks like it's getting RMA'd
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It was random, I haven't touched the firmware.

When did you buy it? I believe there was a firmware bug about a year ago that made these not be recognized after 5000 hours of on-time. Try updating to the latest firmware version. You can download it here. It was really the only problem Crucial had with these drives and other than that, they're rock-solid, and even then, they had a firmware fix within a week from it being discovered. Try it out, see if it works.
     
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I had this problem a while back. I just unplugged the SSD from the machine and unplugged the machine. Let it rest for 30 min and plugged everything back in. It worked.

Worth a try right?
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I had this problem a while back. I just unplugged the SSD from the machine and unplugged the machine. Let it rest for 30 min and plugged everything back in. It worked.

Worth a try right?
I had this problem as well and did the same exact thing (i actually left unplugged overnight) and in the morning it was all better. DEFINITELY WORTH TRYING
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Western Digital Caviar Black Samsung 840 Corsair H100i Windows 8 Pro 
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