So this morning my ocz psu got nuked by some water i saw the mobo flash like it was going to turn on and then nothing (seemed like a short). I swapped out the psu for a working one and verified that the mobo and the cpu were not nuked. After that I checked the RAM and that was fine. The BIOS recognized the two hard drives (HDD:500GB 7200RPM data drive and SSD: 80GB boot drive) yet the computer didn't want to load the OS.
I then tried tossing the SSD into my laptop and the laptop could not progress past the POST due to lack of boot drive.
I booted my desktop off of my laptop HDD and it was fine, plugged in the other 2 drives and all of the data on the two drives was still there.
Does anyone know what could be wrong with the SSD or why I am unable to boot from it yet I can still access all of the files on it?
Any help would really be appreciated; once I get that working I can test the other parts
I replaced my PSU with an identical one and hooked up my computer just like it was. I first booted with my Linux drive and it was a successful boot. I then tried the SSD and the machine stated up like I never left it.
Is there something in the SSD's firmware that only allows the drive to boot when it is tied to specific hardware? I found this very strange.