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So I just broke up my raid 0 array to put one c300 in my htpc. I pulled the only hdd out of the htpc and attached the ssd.

Booted from windows disc but its says no disks connected. I went into the bios and it showed the c300. Tried rebooting and unplugging a couple times and nothing helps. Although after rebooting it also was not in bios.

HTPC board is M4A78LT-M LE

When I plug it back into my sig rig I can see it fine. I also plugged it into my wife's rig which is also amd like the htpc and did not even see it in bios.

The drive is a 1.8" drive not sure if that matters.
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post #2 of 9
So the drive no longer shows up in the BIOS?
Are you sure it's receiving power and/or the SATA cable is plugged in? Try using different cables.

Did you upgrade the firmware or anything?

If it does show up in the BIOS, try changing it from AHCI to ATA or IDE to see if that makes any difference.
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Did you un-raid it from the original array?

When I had 3 of my current SSD in RAID0, I sold them at a LAN, and neither would detect in either of the buyers PC's, as I forgot to disassemble my original Array.
    
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I did not disassemble the array. But when I plugged the drive into my sig rig it said it needed to be formatted to be used. Which I did and it is working fine. I just transfered a file to it.

Its when I put it in another pc that it does not show up. It was showing in the bios of the other pc at first but not in windows installer. Then it didn't show up in either.

As for the cable its micro sata so I have to use an adapter. SO I can not try a different one. Although it is working in this pc. I noticed one of the power wires from the adapter has a nick in it and I can see the copper wires. But it still works fine in this pc everytime.

I also did try ahci and ide in the other pc.
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post #5 of 9
Try disassembling the RAID array.

The power cable seems like it could be the culprit?
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Try disassembling the RAID array.

The power cable seems like it could be the culprit?
The raid is gone. This drive were discussing has been formatted and the other has a fresh install of windows on it that I'm using now.

I guess it could be the power cable but why would it work every time in one system and never in another? I guess one psu could be giving it more power?
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The raid is gone. This drive were discussing has been formatted and the other has a fresh install of windows on it that I'm using now.

I guess it could be the power cable but why would it work every time in one system and never in another? I guess one psu could be giving it more power?
Just because it's been formatted, doesn't mean the array itself disassembled.

Put it back in and check in the RAID BIOS thingy, you have nothing to loose, and if it is that, it'll be an easy fix.
    
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post #8 of 9
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The array was still showing but the status was thta it failed. I deleted it. Now I need to try and stick the drive in my wife's pc. Shes using it right now.
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The drive still won't be detected in the other pc.

I ordered a different style of adapter for the micro sata. If that doesn't work I am going to rma the drive as I don't really know what else to do here.
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