Let me preface by saying that I love computers but i tend to jump into new technology head first before i know much about it and it always causes me headaches later.
Asrock 990fx Extreme 3 motherboard
amd phenom ii x6 @3.2
4x4gb g skill sniper 1866mhz
2x550ti in SLI
gt 430 (physx)
Corsair force 3 series 120gb (working)
Ocz vertex 3 120gb (NTFS)
Samsung 830 series 128gb (NTFS)
I have windows loaded onto all 3 drives and yesterday prior to windows booting up it told me something was wrong with one of my drives and it needed to run a scan or whatever. I let it run (2 1/2 hours) and when it was finally done windows loaded and i opened up my computer to see both of my other drives labeled as NTFS. I tried to open them with no success (access denied!) so i tried to reboot onto them and all i got was a black screen where i could see my cursor.
I read a little online about switching from NTFS to FAT depending on certain situations but none really seemed to apply to what was happening to me. All i can think to do is format them and reload windows on each drive but i figured id check with the community before taking such measures.
This is the first computer i have had with more than 1 hard drive, 1 of the ssd's will be going into my girlfriends computer when it is complete but as for the 3rd drive i have no real answer except that i don't know what im doing.
what is the optimal way to run multiple ssd's? windows on one drive and then what do i do with the second drive? just start installing *** to it?
regardless i need to make them work before i do any of your suggestions.
Have Windows on your Samsung 830. Make sure the drive is in AHCI mode in your motherboard BIOS. You can "Quick" format the other 2 drives to NTFS.
i am in ahci mode in the bios, i will reinstall windows on the samsung 830 and you just want me to right click the ocz drive an look for an option to format into NTFS? this should fix the problem of the drives being currently unusable?