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Brand new 160gb SSD. I think it's dead, any suggestions?

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Hi all,

I got a Corsair Force 160Gb SSD which is only a few weeks old. Anyhow i left my PC on overnight to convert some videos. When i came back there was a BSOD (x00000f4). It wasn't due to overclocking as my system was runing at stock speeds at the time (due to W7 SP1 making my overclock unstable.).

Now my BIOS won't see the SSD. I tried it in my laptop (which also has a 120gb Force SSD) and it didn't detect the drive. I then tried it on every SATA port on my UD7 and it would not detect the drive (Both IDE and AHCI mode).

I tried a HDD caddy and it didn't work either, the read light just stayed on and that's that. So i'll presume the drive is dead unless anyone here knows of a fix or something i can do?

Such a PITA as i have to send it back through work which takes weeks.
post #2 of 12
Probably dead. Try taking it out and leaving it overnight.
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Probably dead. Try taking it out and leaving it overnight.
Yea i've had it out for a day now and just tried it again and i've got the same problem.

Such a shame, ah well, i guess there isn't much to do about it
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yep definitely RMA time.
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Yea i've had it out for a day now and just tried it again and i've got the same problem.

Such a shame, ah well, i guess there isn't much to do about it
Sounds like it's dead... You'll just have to go through the hassle of returning it...
Sorry man.
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yep definitely RMA time.
this without a doubt
    
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Sounds like it's dead... You'll just have to go through the hassle of returning it...
Sorry man.
Yea, i'll have to have it sent back unfortunatly. Thankfully no important data was lost due to me being a backup nazi.

Anyhow thanks for the bad news guys much appreciated .
post #8 of 12
Try putting it in the freezer. That fixes flash drives... sometimes.
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It probably isn't dead "just" panic locked, an unfortunate conflict within the Sandforce firmware. The only way to unlock it is to RMA the drive if it isn't recognized after powering off the drive for a time.

Intel and Samsung SSD's work better across platforms and chipsets with fewer issues, I think Intel SSD's would be the best choice for laptops and older chipsets.
    
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Is it my imagination or are there just seems to be a lot of folks having problems with SSDs compared to HDDs? I know that performance wise SSD is the way to go but I seem to be seeing a lot of folks with SSDs having to replace them so early in their life cycle.
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