Spoke too soon: Corsair F60...

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  1. Thisisalamp

    Thisisalamp Notebook Deity

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    2 days ago, I labelled my Corsair F60 to be a decent all around drive.

    Now, that status went down to a well below average (to put it to user friendly terms) drive.

    After a month of working well with my new laptop and an engaging multiplayer on Crysis II 2 days ago, it magically couldn't be detected by the BIOS. I have another HDD, a 750GB 7200RPM Seagate Momentus that is still detected on port 2 of the SATA. So, to put it this way, I can't start my OS and just sits there at POST. It currently has firmware 2.0 FYI. :eek:

    I had a quick research, and this is quite a recurring problem on the Force series; one solution was to flush the capacitors out by taking off the power from the system (which I am currently doing as of this moment, but at work and no access to the laptop now). But if there is a chance that flushing caps don't work, I'd like some input from the NBR members on how to proceed on this.

    Have already emailed my reseller regarding this matter but has yet to get back to me. :(
     
  2. chimpanzee

    chimpanzee Notebook Virtuoso

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    Another recurring issue of SF(i.e. OCZ models as well).
     
  3. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Yep had 3 drives die on me (vertex 2E) and I am gunning for a C300 based crucial drive now.
     
  4. Thisisalamp

    Thisisalamp Notebook Deity

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    Just got word from my reseller:

    We have had this problem with the Corsair drives before it seems the SATA connection is too short and will result in issues with the laptop detecting it, the only solution to this problem is to use a different SSD or use the original drive as the primary drive.

    So much for wasting money on a Corsair drive that doesn't exactly does it job. I'll just plug this one in my netbook then...
     
  5. namaiki

    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    Does the issue go away if you plug the drive back in?
     
  6. Thisisalamp

    Thisisalamp Notebook Deity

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    Issue still remains...but I have/tried a number of ideas:

    1) Taking away both power plug and battery so volatile charges can be discharged. Doesn't work (well still at work, haven't really tested the outcome).

    2) Take the drive out, reseat it. Reboot.
    Also doesn't work.

    3) Put the drive in, and have something in front to apply pressure so the connecter is pushed inside more. Haven't tried this yet but a viable option.

    4) Taking out my secondary HDD, leaving the single SSD alone.
    Doesn't work either.

    5) Taking out the SSD, leaving the secondary HDD to be read. Switch off. Place SSD then reboot. Doesn't work.


    I'm contemplating on option 3, sounds reasonable but I don't have access to my laptop currently.
     
  7. Phil

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    Is firmware 2.0 the latest?
     
  8. Thisisalamp

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    Yeah it is.
     
  9. Michel.K

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    Sad to hear your problems! I hope i don't sumble into them too..
    Though i got a newer f60 series SSD, with firmware 2.1b, yours is probably a 32nm vs mine that is 25nm, and i can only hope that makes a difference when it comes to those problems not being present!

    My drive performs great and it gets better everyday it seems.
     
  10. SoundOf1HandClapping

    SoundOf1HandClapping Was once a Forge

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    Hmm. Now that you mention that, when I had my Vertex 2 LE, I remember the connector on the SSD seemed too long, and a it wouldn't fit in completely into my laptop's SATA connector. I had similar problems with it, as well.
     
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