I was installing a SSD on my computer. Initially, I had a HDD connected. I put the Windows CD in to make a fresh install on the SSD (BIOS set in IDE mode). After it finished, it restarted, and all I got was a black screen. I then attempted the same thing in AHCI mode. That also didn't succeed. The bootloader by this point saw 3 installations of Windows.
I then disconnected the HDD, moved it to a SATA 2 port. Moved SSD to a SATA 3 port. I then reattempted to install on Windows to no success. I noticed that after the HDD was disconnected, there was no longer a bootloader with multiple installation to choose from (also, there was a black screen). Later, the SSD stopped appearing for some reason, from BIOS, from Windows (started via HDD), and from the Windows Install CD.
I have the following questions:
How do I get the SSD to reappear? I have already checked that the connections are secured.
use the ssd tools try a secure erase if it not found in the ssd tools try doing a firmware update. some ssd go into a brick state if there reset or powered off wrong. sometime you can wake them up/recover them. also check that the ssd port is port 0 and is the intel cpu chip. sometime on some mb port 3 or 4 may turn off if somthing in the bios is turned on.
My Crucial M225 128GB suddenly disappeared from BIOS one day after working properly for almost four years. I tried everything I could find online for over two days but it never showed up. Then as a last resort I put it in the oven and heated it up to almost 70 C and then immediately installed it and booted up. On the first try BIOS recognized it and it booted into Windows without any dataloss. I don`t know for how long it will last but I have at least a chance to take a backup. At the Crucial homepage the operating temperature on M225 is stated 0-70C so I made sure it didn't`t go over that temperature.