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Motherboard won't recognize SSD

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September 21, 2012 8:36:22 PM

I recently bought an OCZ Agility 4 128 GB SSD and have been trying to install it over the past week. I had posted on this forum and we essentially came to the conclusion that my motherboard wasn't functioning properly. I went out and bought a brand new AsRock Z77 Extreme 4-M MOBO and it still will not recognize my SSD. Signs point to a dead SSD, right? Well I have a 2nd computer (much older) and when I hook it up in there the SSD pops right up.

Here are my current specs:
Intel i7 2600k
GTX 570
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4-M
Corsair 16 GB RAM
1050W PSU

Does anyone have any idea as to what I could possibly do? I've done all the obvious things such as change the SATA ports between IDE and AHCI, updating BIOS and installing all MOBO drivers. I'm open to anything at this point. Thanks for the help.
September 21, 2012 8:39:18 PM

cardsfan332 said:
I recently bought an OCZ Agility 4 128 GB SSD and have been trying to install it over the past week. I had posted on this forum and we essentially came to the conclusion that my motherboard wasn't functioning properly. I went out and bought a brand new AsRock Z77 Extreme 4-M MOBO and it still will not recognize my SSD. Signs point to a dead SSD, right? Well I have a 2nd computer (much older) and when I hook it up in there the SSD pops right up.

Here are my current specs:
Intel i7 2600k
GTX 570
AsRock Z77 Extreme 4-M
Corsair 16 GB RAM
1050W PSU

Does anyone have any idea as to what I could possibly do? I've done all the obvious things such as change the SATA ports between IDE and AHCI, updating BIOS and installing all MOBO drivers. I'm open to anything at this point. Thanks for the help.

Have you posted in OCZs forums asking for help? They have one of if not the best forums for SSD support.
September 21, 2012 8:54:22 PM

I haven't, I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
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September 21, 2012 9:41:55 PM

I have to agree that OCZ forums are excellent and their staff actually use it and are very helpful.

If the drive doesnt even show up in the bios, I wonder if you have the ports disabled (elsewhere in the bios)
September 21, 2012 10:07:46 PM

I'm not exactly sure where elsewhere would be. In the section where it would be set to IDE or AHCI it shows that all SATA ports are enabled. Also the ports work if I put my old HDDs in there.
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September 21, 2012 10:25:56 PM

OCZ make rubbish products im sick of doing warranty work with there products, we stopped stocking them at my shop because of these issues.

Try using another system, hotplug the drive and update the firmware if you wish to try your luck.
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