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I was fortunate enough to pick up a discounted Vertex 2 (200gb) for only $200 today (appears used). However, the BIOS won't even detect the drive, and therefore Windows obviously won't either. Is there some trick to this drive, or did I just get a dud? I can return it, I would just rather it work.
post #2 of 13
Right Click Computer > Manage > Disk Management > Format

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shane1244 View Post
Right Click Computer > Manage > Disk Management > Format

Won't let me, haha. First thing I tried.
post #4 of 13
If it isn't detected by your bios than try clearing your cmos.If still nothing than most likely it is dead.
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I'm reading about a 'destructive flash' on OCZ's site, but with no instructions on how to fix it. This could have been a return to a store with someone who flashed it bad. Does anyone know how to fix a bad flash on an SSD?
post #6 of 13
Not sure, could pop a windows disk in there and format the drive that way.
post #7 of 13
If it is not recognized in BIOS, try and look up the manual, there is a way to force a RESET using jumper pins (manually install a new firmware).
If that does not work, return it.
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Go over to OCZ's forums. Very knowledgeable people there. I have had this problem and a destructive flash back to older firmware along with a re-upgrade to the newer firmware fixed it. That is for the original though, no experience with the Vertex 2's. Just head on over there and ask away. I'm sure you'll find a solution.
     
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post #9 of 13
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Interesting story. The SSD I bought was actually a mockup (just the case). It was refunded with no issues. Thanks for the help, though! +rep
post #10 of 13
i would fill out a ticking in ocz fourms, see it you can get a repacment. that would save like $600 to buy a new one. Other then that I have 3 ocz vertex here and 2 are dead and one just curpest data. i hate ocz now.
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