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SSD Bricked?

I think my SDD has kicked the bucket but wanted to exhaust any avenues I haven't yet tried before I contact the supplier for RTM warranty so any help would be much appreciated.

I have an OCD Vertex 3 120GB SSD on an ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 mobo which all of a sudden rebooted and requested a boot disk. The SDD is no longer visible in the BIOS but my HDD and Optical Drives are. The set up is only 1.5 weeks old, I had run Prime95 for a significant time (24hours) and no issues so set up should be sound.

What I have done:
- cleared CMOS: still does not recognise SSD
- Unplugged all other SATA connections except SSD: still does not recognise SSD
- Plugged SSD into several other SATA ports: still does not recognise SSD
- Tried AHCI mode: still does not recognise SSD
- Replaced SATA cable with working cable (checked): still does not recognise SSD
- Replaced Power Connector with working cable (checked): still does not recognise SSD

Please help, work is suffering as a result haha. Good excuse for the day off I guess.
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  1. Have you tried the SSD in a secondary system, if the option is available?
  2. Have now, still is not recognised...
  3. Best answer
    It does sound like a "Brick" issue seen with Vertex drives :( . I would starting to highly consider starting the RMA process or posting on the OCZ forum for additional feedback.
  4. We've had a few other threads about the new Intel Z68 based motherboards and ssd's. It seems there are possible compatability issues. This morning I visited a couple of forums and took a look at customer comments at newegg. Problems definitely exist.

    You motherboard is supposed to be a very good board but your description of the problem sounds like the boot loop issue that some Gigabyte Z68 motherboards are experiencing. No fix yet.
  5. I've tried it on a P55 system and it still does not work :( I will look into the boot loop issue though thanks Johnny, I think I will also start the RMA process.
  6. Best answer selected by Ninja Pants.
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