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idata
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Intel X25V Value SATA SSD stops booting?

Hey Gang-- Had the SSD for 9 months on this system; all firmware is up-to-date and running on a Dell 490 with W7. Checked all connections and re-seated everything. Attempt to boot this a.m. and bios can't find drive (latest bio since SSD installed). System has a second drive (velociraptor) for data, primary drive only used for OS. Drive only held about 20GB and I've used the optimizer on a weekly basis. No changes to hardware in months. Please advise. TIA, V

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idata
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This is creepy. I had the exact same issue happen to me on Tuesday! I was working on the SSD (had XP installed). Shut down the PC. Restarted 30 minutes later and could not boot the drive. Says windows/docs + settings corrupt when viewed from my 2nd drive (Win 7).

Just all of a sudden stopped working. Too bad my data was on this drive, I am trying to find a way to recover.

NOTE: Sorry, I have an X25-M

idata
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if bios can't find the ssd, then there's nothing else you can do to the drive. unless you try it on other machines to see if it can be detected or not.

idata
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I'm assuming your OS is on the SSD? I had a similar problem a coup,e of weeks ago however it turned out that one of my memory sticks was faulty. Once I removed that the PC booted up perfectly. It could be another piece of hardware that has caused the PC not to boot up.

idata
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Thanks Gang for the insights. Oddly I moved my drives to Sata 1 and Sata 2 interfaces on the mobo and I am back in biz. Not happy about losing Sata 0 but solved for now.

idata
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I wonder if your problem was caused by changing from IDE mode to AHCI on the boot screen? Sometimes this can cause problems with Windows. The mobo I use is a Gigabyte and they have 2 SATA controllers of their own and 4 chipset controllers. If you move from IDE to AHCI sometimes these controllers have to be changed in separate BIOS commands. It could be you've changed one set and that's why they are not working.

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