So, I am not sure if I am having really bad luck or if something is wrong with my motherboard drivers/bios or what.
I purchased a OCZ Vertex 2 Sata II 60 GB SSD and installed it several months ago and my computer was constantly crashing/hanging and I narrowed it down to a problem with the SSD. I sent back the SSD to OCZ and they sent me another one which appeared to solve the hanging/crashing problems. However, after only a few months usage my computer crashed one day and upon restart would no longer boot. I tried reformatting the SSD and installing the OS (windows 7) on it again, however no matter what I tried I could not get it to complete the install (it would hang). I successfully installed the OS on my other hard drive (not a SSD). So I sent in the OCZ SSD in again and just recived the replacement in the mail.
Once again I am having problems. They sent me a replacement drive that is an upgrade (OCZ 60 GB Sata3 agility 3) however my system will not boot if the drive is plugged in. On the BIOS startup screen it does not show that the drive is being detected. If the new SSD is plugged in and I just try to boot from my existing (old non SSD) or the windows 7 Install CD the whole system is extremely slow (I mean really slow to the point I can not tell if it is hanging or just being slow). If I unplug the drive my system appears to boot and function normally.
From what I have read it appears the sata3 drive should be backwards compatible with my MoBo, is this correct?
I am wondering if anybody has any suggestions on how I might get the drive to work on my system. Due to this being my 3rd drive from OCZ I am wondering if it might be a problem with my system and possibly not the drive? How can I go about troubleshooting this?
My System Specs are as follows:
Motherboard: M68MT-S2P rev 3.1 Bios updated to FC
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1055T
RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 4GB DDR3 PC10666 1333Mhz X2
Windows 7 64bit