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Intel SSDSA2MH160G201 / Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 / WIN7 ULT x64

Intel SSDSA2MH160G201 / Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 / WIN7 ULT x64

The Intel X25-M Mainstream Solid State Drive - 34nm Product Line - Solid state drive - 160 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-300 (SSDSA2MH160G201) was configured and placed into service late April 2010 after being obtained with some difficulty (availability issues) from Tech Data out of their FONTANA, CA warehouse, this is "non-serialized" product.

Said device operated fine until last week DIRECTLY connected to the ICH9R that is part of the Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 motherboard (enterprise SATA RAID fixed disk drives are handled by an Adaptec RAID controller).

Device still appears in BIOS BOOT, the bootable DVD WIN7 REPAIR OPT DOES NOT see drive [SSD] and/or partition.

Any ideas? Are there incompatibilities with the iX48 chipset and the general product line that SSDSA2MH160G201 is part of? As one will note there is a fair amount of SSD / iX48 issues discussed in this community forum.

 

Is data salvageable, device repairable, or should I just use partner resources to quickly obtain the newer product line, SSDSC2MH120A2K5 / SSDSC2MH250A2K5?

Thanks,

Tim

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idata
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Tim, can you attach the drive to another computer as a non-boot drive?

idata
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I will try to try that sometime tomorrow afternoon . . .

Thanks,

Tim

idata
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There will probably not be another system to "tear apart" to later this week or early next, for the "swap" idea . . .

Tried today to BOOT VA CDROM REVISED FIRMWARE, stalled on booting, FreeDOS prompt. CLEARED BIOS TRIED AGAIN still stalled on booting, FreeDOS prompt.

Tim

idata
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How about a Linux LiveCD?

idata
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I just happened to have that CD with me (after all it is an Intel Officially Released Public Bootable ISO Image).

I also did try "power cycling" system with SSD fully disconnected (DATA/PWR), then clearing BIOS, also NG. Often I have seen a "full disconnect" reset a lot, but not in this case . . .

I am awaiting for a flock of B3 revision boards (from many manufacturers) to arrive over the next two weeks, some may be post CEBIT, so I will have parts and pieces everywhere; but the B2 SATA issue cause us to run light (few spare or partly assembled systems after year-end) for the last month.

Tim