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So I come home to find both of my pcs had been rebooted and both stuck on boot up. So I must have had a power outage. My main rig was stuck after post saying, Boot Disk Failure. My second rig just wanted to reload bios defaults. Second rig booted up fine.

First rig however is not recgnizing my SSD. My other 2 drives seem fine, and when i plugged in my old raptor drive it also booted up fine (never formatted it when i switched to ssd ). So is my SSD dead? I booted into linux live distro to see if I could secure erase but it didn't show up there either .

Any ideas or am I out of luck . Drive is only 19 days old, I think the store I purchased at only has 14 days direct replacement .
    
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Is it set up as AHCI or IDE for the SSD to boot?

If AHCI maybe the mobo's defaults were set and went back to default.
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Is it set up as AHCI or IDE for the SSD to boot?

If AHCI maybe the mobo's defaults were set and went back to default.
naw I tried defaults and set all settings back to required settings. Hard drive is just not recornized during post even :/. All other drives/hardware seem fine.
    
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If you can boot from another drive can you see the drive in windows? I know probably not since it isn't seen in BIOS but its an idea at least.

I have trouble believing that the only thing that would fail on a power outage would be your SSD. Try new cables? Try anything really. I don't want to believe that that SSD would be so sensitive.
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Give OCZ a call. They are usually very good with SSD RMAs. One of the advantages of buying OCZ in the first place.
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Give OCZ a call. They are usually very good with SSD RMAs. One of the advantages of buying OCZ in the first place.
Indeed.

I'm going to keep track of this thread for sure if you have to RMA that drive due to power outage since I use an OCZ SSD for my boot drive also. /nervous
post #7 of 9
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I asked the store of purchase (canadacomputers) and they said they will not direct exchange but they will process the rma for me. So I will have to wait for a replacement.

Cables are fine as I said I plugged in my previous OS drive and it booted up fine. I also tried a 2nd set just in case no go. Looks like the drive is toast. I couldn't believe it was teh only thing to go either :**(. I even plugged it into this machine and it cannot recognize it bah.
    
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Well definitely update the thread when you reach a resolution as I would like to know how the RMA process was for you and if indeed the drive was dead when OCZ got it.
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Well definitely update the thread when you reach a resolution as I would like to know how the RMA process was for you and if indeed the drive was dead when OCZ got it.
Yay, they allowed me to choose replacement and gave me a 3 year warranty free because they felt bad for me! I got a 60gh vertex 2. Even have some credit left over. If this one dies though I might call it quits with SSDs.
    
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