Just purchased a OCZ Vertex 4 and once I plug it in, my PC freezes at the HP splash screen. I purchased a Pavilion p6310y and have been swapping components until I will eventually have built my own PC (stupid move to get the prebuilt desktop). I tried flashing the BIOS, reverting to the original MS drivers for my SATA ports, unplugging all HDDs and leaving the SSD plugged in to install OS, leaving all HDDs plugged in and SSD to install new firmware, etc.
No matter what I do, if the SSD is plugged in my PC hangs up at the splash screen.
I cannot even proceed to BIOS, Boot options, setup, etc.
I’ve check and swapped cords and SATA ports so I think it’s safe to rule these out as the cause of the problem.
See system specs below.
MOBO: mATX M2N78-LA (Violet6) (HP mobo that came with my unfortunate purchase of a “HP PAVILION P6310Y DESKTOP”)
CPU: Athlon II X4 630(2.8GHz)
PSU: corsair enthusiast series tx650
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6870 1G DDR5 PCIE
RAM: 6GB DDR3 (some cheap HP provided memory)
HDD: 1TB HDD Western Digital 5200k (also came in the HP Desktop)
HDD2: 320G HDD Western Digital 5200k (from an old HP laptop, now used to back up primary HDD)
SSD: 128g OCZ vertex4
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R
1) only use the HDD w/ OS, after install the OCZ toolbox, connect the SSD (PC is still on, you don't need reboot).
2) Use the toolbox to do the secure erase the SSD follow the instructions, I know when you do this on other OCZ SSD you need to use the msahci driver( I think OCZ don't like the intel), run the program as administrator.
3) After this, update the firmwares ( 1st V1.5 then V1.5.2), if you already do that. Turn off the PC. Only connect the SSD and the DVD drive. Re boot the PC, install the win7.
If this is still no work for you, you maybe need RMA the SSD or some other member will help you.
Do yo set the 1st boot driver is DVD, 2nd is SSD in the BIOS?
The boot time is more than 1min ?
Is the old user files in the smae hDD (1tb)?
And do yo have other OS in the 1TB HDD too ?
More detail please.
Do yo set the 1st boot driver is DVD, 2nd is SSD in the BIOS? Yes, DVD drive 1st and SSD 2nd in BIOS
The boot time is more than 1min ? Boot time with SSD is between 20 and 30sec. Boot time with SSD but HDD attached 2-3 minutes
Is the old user files in the smae hDD (1tb)? Yes, old user files are on the same HDD. My computer gives me the option to have “permanent access” to the old user files but hangs when I try to open the user folder
And do yo have other OS in the 1TB HDD too ? Yes, I left the old OS on the HDD (1TB) just in case anything happened to the SSD I could still have an OS to run.