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I have an older Dell desktop that I was running Windows 8 CP on. Recently I bought a 64GB OCZ Octane SSD to use as a boot drive. I turned it on one morning to expect the usual fast boot, but instead I waited at the 'pinwheel' loading screen. It didn't load. I've since tried everything, from formatting to repairing windows 8, but none of them did anything. Any ideas?
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  1. Probably incompatible firmware. It's Windows 8, after all. Too fresh for your SSD, I guess.
    Try returning to Windows 7, if the problem would be still present, then it's something in your SSD.
  2. master_chen said:
    Probably incompatible firmware. It's Windows 8, after all. Too fresh for your SSD, probably.

    It worked for a week before quitting, and Windows 8 CP is designed to be compatible with SSDs.
  3. reubenvm said:
    It worked for a week before quitting

    That doesn't matter - firmware can work, but still be buggy/glitchy.
    As I've said before: try running on Windows 7, if everything would be fine then quite possible that it's a firmware compatibility issue...and if not...maybe dying controller (which wouldn't be surprising, OCZ is ill-famous for their crappy Sand Force controllers in low-price SSDs).
  4. master_chen said:
    That doesn't matter - firmware can work, but still be buggy/glitchy.
    As I've said before: try running on Windows 7, if everything would be fine then quite possible that it's a firmware compatibility issue...and if not...maybe dying controller (which wouldn't be surprising, OCZ is ill-famous for their crappy Sand Force controllers in low-price SSDs).

    It wasn't buggy, and it suddenly doesn't work. I tried that, but it freezes up at the select drive screen. It has an Indilinx controller.
  5. Can you try your SSD on another computer? Not for OS just if it works, maybe in an USB case. If not this sounds like a RMA.
  6. Could be a DOA....

    the first SSD I got was fine the first day through installation of the os and etc and then it died the second day lol.
  7. mad-max79 said:
    Can you try your SSD on another computer? Not for OS just if it works, maybe in an USB case. If not this sounds like a RMA.

    I tried it in a hard drive/SSD dock. I can't format either system or primary, can't delete partitions, and can't access files. Is it strange that it causes Windows 8 install Wizard to crash?
  8. Best answer
    It sounds like your drive is broken. You should make a RMA.
    Please check OCZ LIMITED WARRANTY
  9. Best answer selected by reubenvm.
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