Is this the Correct laptop?http://www.ibuypower.com/info/valkyrie-gaming-laptop.aspx
If so the drive should be fully compatable with the laptop.
For best rsults BIOS should be set to AHCI.
I would first check the drive as mad-max79 suggested. A cheap sata->usb cable would work.
If the drive does not work on usb port then I'd be thinking about RMA.
.. Just a caution, with cold weather and VERY low relative humidity, you have to be careful that you do not Zap the SSD with static electrical charge (ESD) - ie do NOT put hands close to connctor pins.