Hard Drive (SSD) Disappeared

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by TheNamelessPoet, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. TheNamelessPoet

    TheNamelessPoet Member

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    So I think my OS SSD died :-( Now I need to get another one. I need it ONLY for the OS, I have a 1TB regular drive that works fine, I don't REALLY need an SSD, but I am spoiled with boot times (not that I ever turn my desktop off lmao)

    ANYWAY
    #1 is there a way to possibly clone the drive somehow? It is not registering at all in my bios. Any particular reason to NOT buy a Kingston A400 if it is ONLY for the OS?

    Any reason I need more than 256MB Cache? The Gigabyte PRO256 is $40 right now. Is there any reason to spend about 40+% more and get the Samsung MZ-76E250B/AM at $58 for the 512MB Cache (besides I can get it 6 days sooner)?

    OR do I REALLY nead the Cache and should I just go with the a400 and spend only $24 (or the Gigabyte 120 which also has no cache)?

    I put the MB and Processor and video card on with the different drives here https://pcpartpicker.com/list/kfsvhy
     
  2. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    If it was me, I would get the Samsung. If the drive doesn't even show in the bios, there isn't much you can do. What about trying it on a different pc? Made sure the both data and power cable is connected securely? Maybe a bad cable?
     
  3. OmniDyne

    OmniDyne Active Member

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    You should absolutely avoid the A400. It is not a suitable OS drive.

    https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-ud-pro-ssd-sata,5709-3.html

    Tom's Hardware reviewed the UD Pro. I would avoid it. Uses an older controller. There are much better drives for the same price.

    Definitely not. It is not a suitable OS drive.
     
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  4. TheNamelessPoet

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    I thought of that. I swapped the optical drive cables and still nothing. Good thought tho.

    And this is the only PC I have. We have only my wife's laptop (which I am on now)

    Damn, OK :-(
     
  5. TheNamelessPoet

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    I just realized something else... what do I do about windows... I can't find my drive, and I have no way to get the code do I?
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    If it windows 10 then it will automatically activate once its at the desktop screen.
     
  7. TheNamelessPoet

    TheNamelessPoet Member

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    I found my old Laptop hard drive so I can at LEAST get my PC up and running. And its back on Windows 7 which I MISS lol
    just have to install all the drivers and BOOM back in buisness
     
  8. OmniDyne

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    If the SSD is dead, how much are you looking to spend?
     
  9. TheNamelessPoet

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    and no, I refused the update to windows 10. I HATED 10. Still not a big fan and if I could I would be using XP still. Yea Yea Yea its old, out dated blah blah blah, I prefer the look and non bloatware of XP... different convo for a different thread however.
     
  10. TheNamelessPoet

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    Nothing HAH I didn't want to replace it lol.

    now that I found my old HD tho, I need it to last me a week and I will check out the Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals :) I would like to take it as absolutely MINIMAL as possible, like under $30 but if I Need to I can go up to $50. I am tempted to just get one when this reguar HD dies. Honestly I play minecraft and watch downloaded TV on the PC lol.
     
  11. OmniDyne

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    Well don't go too cheap, or else you may have another blow out ha.
     

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