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August 22, 2012 1:50:07 AM

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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August 22, 2012 2:59:55 AM

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.
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August 22, 2012 3:03:33 AM

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.
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August 22, 2012 3:18:38 AM

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).
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August 22, 2012 3:50:14 AM

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.
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August 22, 2012 6:20:40 AM

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.
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August 22, 2012 6:24:27 AM

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.
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August 22, 2012 6:35:04 AM

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?
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a b G Storage
August 23, 2012 3:27:41 PM

It sounds like your drive is broken. You should make a RMA.
Please check OCZ LIMITED WARRANTY
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August 26, 2012 7:33:20 AM

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