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October 31, 2012 6:39:28 PM

Hello :) 
I have just bought a new SSD drive "Corsair Force 3 60GB", plugged it in but when I came to BIOS it seems that it has not recognized it and it's not detected at all..
any help? :( 

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a c 260 G Storage
November 1, 2012 1:22:42 AM

If it is correctly connected with data and power cable and the SATA controller it is on is enabled in BIOS it is likely that the drive is bad.
November 1, 2012 9:43:11 PM

tested on anoter PC, works like charm
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November 1, 2012 9:48:08 PM

it might be a bad sata power conector if you used the same data cable
a c 260 G Storage
November 2, 2012 4:23:28 PM

What motherboard? Does it need SATA controller to be enabled in BIOS.
a c 256 G Storage
November 2, 2012 4:28:16 PM

You mentioned that you tested the ssd in another pc and it worked fine. That would indicate the ssd is not the problem.

What is the brand name and model of your motherboard?
November 3, 2012 9:41:06 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
You mentioned that you tested the ssd in another pc and it worked fine. That would indicate the ssd is not the problem.

What is the brand name and model of your motherboard?


MSI G31M3 V2
November 3, 2012 9:42:51 PM

rolli59 said:
What motherboard? Does it need SATA controller to be enabled in BIOS.


I have the MSI G31M3 V2 and the SATA controller was enabled by default.
a c 256 G Storage
November 3, 2012 10:58:34 PM

You have an older Socket 775 motherboard that does not have SATA 3 6Gb/s capabilities. It only has SATA 2 3Gb/s capabilities. Although SATA 3 is supposed to be backward compatible with SATA 2 there are some of those older socket 775 boards that do not play nice with modern 3rd generation ssd's.

Unfortunately your motherboard is no longer in production and the MSI product page is no longer available at the MSI web site. Luckily Google is my friend. Here is a link to all the MSI downloads and updates for your motherboard:

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G31M3-L-V2---G31M3-LS-V2....

There is a "download" tab that opens a drop down menu with download sections for the BIOS, drivers, and utilities. I suggest you try downloading and installing the BIOS and Intel chipset driver updates. It may or may not work.
November 4, 2012 8:13:31 PM

JohnnyLucky said:
You have an older Socket 775 motherboard that does not have SATA 3 6Gb/s capabilities. It only has SATA 2 3Gb/s capabilities. Although SATA 3 is supposed to be backward compatible with SATA 2 there are some of those older socket 775 boards that do not play nice with modern 3rd generation ssd's.

Unfortunately your motherboard is no longer in production and the MSI product page is no longer available at the MSI web site. Luckily Google is my friend. Here is a link to all the MSI downloads and updates for your motherboard:

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/G31M3-L-V2---G31M3-LS-V2....

There is a "download" tab that opens a drop down menu with download sections for the BIOS, drivers, and utilities. I suggest you try downloading and installing the BIOS and Intel chipset driver updates. It may or may not work.


Thank you, I have updated my BIOS to the latest one (drive is still not detected), but not the chipset yet.
Will let you know as soon as I can!
Oh, and one more thing - I have just plugged my new 500GB WD Caviar Blue HDD with SATA 3, surprisingly, the drive works perfectly fine! so apparently my motherboard supports SATA 3 but not when it comes to SSD (?) :( 
!