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idata
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PC does not recognize the drive

X25-M SATA 120GB drive.

I have never used one of these, so I am new to it! I have tried installing this drive on 2 different pc's. Using Windows 7 Home Premium. Neither on seems to want to recognize the drive. I have installed drives etc. for many years, so I am assuming that installing a SSD should not be any different. When I boot up, nothing is shown that I have installed any new hardware. There is no other drive connected, and trying to install the operating system.

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idata
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By not recognized do you mean in BIOS? Device Manager? or during the windows installation?

I'm guessing you added it to a working computer running windows 7. First check in BIOS to see if the motherboard/chipset recognizes the drive. If not, that is the place to start.

idata
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No it is not recognized in any of the 3 places mentioned. I checked in the BIOS to make sure the SATA ports were working by connecting another SATA drive and it was recognized.

idata
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Well then you have one of two problems.

1. SSD is Dead.

2. Motherboard/SATA firmware does not support the drive. Hard to believe this is the case, but possible.

Any more information you care to share? Motherboard manufacturer, chipset. Computer type, etc

idata
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MOB: ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe

Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI

Computer: Home assembled

I am betting that the drive was DOA.

idata
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I took a look at the system specs/storage on the ASUS site and agree, along with all you have done it sure looks like a DOA drive. The X-25 is a reliable drive, when it works. I have two.

idata
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This is a used drive so I think it is a bad one!!

Thanks for all of your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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