I have recently upgraded my drives to include an OCZ Vertex 2 120 GB SSD.
The drive itself works great: speedy and responsive; a noticeable improvement.
I followed, well tried to follow the advice here when I first installed it.
I have the BIOS set to ACHI, all mechanical HDD weren't connected, and I had the 10.1 F6 and RST drivers/software ready to go. However, when I got to the appropriate part in the Win 7 installation and used the F6 driver, I got an error saying the drive was no longer able to be used. I have forgotten the exact wording of the error, though.
All is usually well, though: TRIM works and the drive is awesome. Except ...
The first time booting for the day I get an error as the ACHI BIOS loads. As it detects all the drives, it pauses for about a minute and then reports that "Port-00: Hard Disk, Sand Force. Device Verify Failed." It lists all the other drives and then ends with "Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk And Press Enter."
If I power the computer down and turn it back on, voila, all proceeds correctly and it boots to Windows.
You can see here where it fails to verify my SSD:
This is the final error message:
And, while I am at it; what is this counter here (circled in red)?
The system includes: a Core i7 920 processor on a Gigabyte EX58-UD5 motherboard.
Thank you in advance!
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I forgot to mention: since the F6 driver failed I did not install the RST software.