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Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD, seen by OS but not usable...

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May 25, 2012 4:38:10 PM

I've had this SSD for a few months, but didn't really use it (was dreading reinstalls, had a Java IDE on it). I have been loading OS and SW:TOR off of my WD Caviar Blue 500GB (SATA 6Gb/s).

Had a power outage yesterday (high winds knocked down a tree into the lines, right in the middle of PVP too...). Everything in the PC worked fine today, except SW:TOR would show "SWTOR Launcher" in Task Manager, so after trying the usual fixes I decided to try a fresh install. Custom install blah blah blah... SSD (drive D) isn't on the list of drives. Double click "Computer"; "Hard Drives - 1". Start to panic a little. Go into Device Manager and it registers! So I right click and Properties and it says the device is running properly, driver is up to date, etc.

Overview:
SSD Not shown in "Computer"
SSD is shown in BIOS and in Windows Device Manager
Cannot install files onto SSD, or view files already on SSD
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit
Mobo: BIOSTAR TA990FXE
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 6Gb/s
SSD: Corsair Force 3 90GB SSD SATA 3

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
manicmike

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a b G Storage
May 25, 2012 5:04:52 PM

If you...

Right Click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

Does it show up there? If so, what does it say?

Does it show up in the BIOS?
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May 25, 2012 5:13:47 PM

Not sure what happened to it, but it said "Unallocated". Reformatting it as I type, thankfully nothing important was on it. Thanks for the help, I totally forgot about Disk Manager

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May 25, 2012 5:13:57 PM

Best answer selected by manicmike.
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a b G Storage
May 25, 2012 5:21:53 PM

No problem, glad it worked out!
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May 29, 2012 9:57:42 PM

You may also want to secure erase the SSD if you don't already have important data back on it.
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