SSD not recognized in ODD bay

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  1. jaybee83

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    hey gang,

    just upgraded my P150HM with a nice vertex 4 512 GB and installed win8 pro on it. everything went smoothly and i decided to keep my trusty "old" corsair force f90 ssd as a second drive in the ODD bay.
    problem: the drive isnt recognized in the BIOS or in windows! heres what ive tried/checked so far:

    - installed a WD scorpio blue 1tb hdd in the odd bay, works like a charm in windows and is also recognized in the bios

    - swap out the WD hdd with the f90 ssd (using the same odd drive bay sata adapter) and the drive is neither recognized in windows or the system bios

    - connecting the f90 via a sata/usb bridge works under windows, system bios shows "disk name" without any accessible disk details (number of sectors, dma mode etc.)

    - installed the f90 ssd into the odd drive adapter and connected an optical drive sata/usb bridge to it. connecting that to a usb port in turn lets windows recognize the drive without problem.

    so, the way i see it: the ssd works, the odd bay adapter works, my internal sata 2 port works (the one usually connecting the optical drive to the mobo) and the bios recognition works as well,but only with a regular hdd.
    every single piece of hardware involved works,but once i connect the ssd in the odd bay nothing is recognized.

    what the heck is going on??? :p

    would really appreciate any input on this folks, thanks in advance :)

    PS:dunno if this info helps, but i did a secure erase of the ssd and formatted it to NTFS before trying to install it into the ODD bay
     
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    Maybe a firmware update on the SSD?
    Odd stuff going on there....
     
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    i know right?

    already checked, got the most current firmware version for the F90 (which is 2.4)
     
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    well, ill be damned!

    i just restarted with driver signature enforcement disabled in order to install a 7900 MOD driver and look at that: the F90 shows up in windows! double you tea eff?
     
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    Driver signature......who does that? Why do we need things to have a signature on them? Just slap a jet turbine on that Volkswagen and let things roll.....
     
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    It's security measure... And a good one. Google it.
     
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    weird thing: even tho my F90 works like it should now it still doesnt show up in the system BIOS. now how is that possible? :confused:

    ah well, i could surely do without those driver signatures also :p
     
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    ok so after a couple of days of testing it seems like my F90 SSD is only recognized in windows "every once in a while" so to say. i always have to restart/shut down/disable driver signature enforcement several times before i was access it in windows. so annoying! ugh!
     
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    Some old drives to work use two voltages 3.3V and 5V. ODD bay has only 5V.
    <form id='gt-form' enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded" method="get" name="text_form" action="" target="">EDIT:
    Or, this may be too low current supplied to the ODD power lines.







    </form>
     
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    hmm, so ure saying that the SSD is either needing more or less than the actual current supplied via the ODD bay?

    if thats the case, i really hope that that wont drastically shorten the life span of my ssd.... :-/
     
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