Recently i've acquired a new SSD OCZ Vertex 4 128GB, and it was a nice purchase, or at least it seemed. It worked just fine, as it was suposed to, but after 2 months operating, one day it stopped been recognized by the PC. It simply doesn't appear in the BIOS. Sometimes it even appears in the BIOS but just that. When i set it up there, and reboot, it vanishes again.
I've tried changing the SATA cables already, even tried a SATA II cable, instead of the originally used SATA III cable, and it didnt'nt make the trick. I've tried changing the SATA Ports, since i have an HDD installed in another SATA III port, and it works just fine.
After that i tried installing it in an old build i own, and it was recognized by the BIOS.
With that i don't know what to do, should i give up and try a RMA?
I see in your configuration that you have an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard. The board comes with both Intel and ASMedia SATA 3 6Gb/s support. Which are you using? Intel would probably be the best bet.
I'm using the Intel ports from the beggining, and i've already tested with the ASMedia's ports and no results.
The thing that bothers me is that the SSD is not DEAD, it is receiving power (there is a green light inside it, when i turn the pc on).
And sometimes when i enter the BIOS, it is recognized, but after setting it up as primary boot driver (I use it as OS driver), and i save changes and exit the BIOS, nothing happens, and it vanishes again.
It is usually recognized by the BIOS when i leave the PC inopperative for some hours, then when i turn it on, the SSD is there in the Bios, and what i say above happens.