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SSD cannot work in AHCI Sata mode..

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January 18, 2014 2:58:30 AM

My system: intel i3 2120 3.30 Ghz, mobo Gigabyte B75M-D3V, 2x4GB GSkill PC1333 ram, HDD Hitachi 500GB 7200rpm, OS Win 7x64 HP..I purchased a SSD Samsung 840 Evo 120GB from Newegg..it came with GPT partition..I converted it to MBR and installed a fresh copy of Win 7x64 HP..windows could not start with the bios set to AHCI sata mode..in IDE sata mode windows start normally..when the other drive is connected it is shown in the system..is there a defect in the Samsung SSD or is it a used one? (a new one should not be partitioned). Can anyone explain please?
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January 18, 2014 7:54:45 AM

Just like an internal HDD, an SSD doesn't have any partitions on it when it leaves the factory, since the manufacturer has no idea how the end-user will want to configure it. It therefore seems that newegg has given you a second-hand one, probably a customer-returned unit.

I doubt that's got anything to do with your problem though (which, frankly, baffles me), but I wouldn't tolerate being sold a used item unless it was clearly advertised as such.
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January 18, 2014 11:11:17 AM

If you want to return it, I don't blame you. however, there may be a simpler solution.

On the CD that comes with Samsung SSD is a program called "Magician". You can install this program to your HDD. Once installed, enter the program and select "Secure Erase" and select your SSD. This operation will return your drive to factory fresh, just out of the box condition with no data whatsoever.

Good luck!

Yogi
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January 19, 2014 4:39:19 AM

Thanks for your trouble Yogi..I managed to solve the issues..thanks again..
Y0GI said:
If you want to return it, I don't blame you. however, there may be a simpler solution.

On the CD that comes with Samsung SSD is a program called "Magician". You can install this program to your HDD. Once installed, enter the program and select "Secure Erase" and select your SSD. This operation will return your drive to factory fresh, just out of the box condition with no data whatsoever.

Good luck!

Yogi


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January 19, 2014 6:31:47 AM

You're welcome!

Glad that you got it worked out!

Yogi
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