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    Default Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    I have a H55-USB3 motherboard which had a vertex4 ssd running windows. I was running fine, however, at 128GB it was too small. I had purchased a 256 GB Vetex2 and installed windows 7 on it yesterday.

    After a successful install and update, I ran the Windows experience test on the new setup. It hung, and threw a read error and would not quit, forcing me to do a hard reset. After the reboot, the SSD was no longer recognized. I though the drive may have died, so I reinstalled the old Vertex4 SSD and it was not recognized anymore either.

    I have tried multiple combinations BIOS(F7) settings and SATA2 ports with both SSDs and still cannot get it to see the drives.

    Any suggestions?
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 (1.0) (BIOS F5)
    CPU: Intel i5 661
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 2 x 2GB (OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    PSU: Corsair 750TX
    OS: Windows 7

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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    tried a long cmos clear by leaving out the motherboard battery for 30minutes? try that and see if it picks up your drives

    make a note of all bios/oc settings beforehand as it will reset them
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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    Hi wazza300, thanks for the repy.

    I attempted the long CMOS clear and still no drive detection.

    Is there any drivers I could load to ge the windows installer to recognize it?
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 (1.0) (BIOS F5)
    CPU: Intel i5 661
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 2 x 2GB (OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    PSU: Corsair 750TX
    OS: Windows 7

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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    just the intel rst drivers

    it should still see the drives though,can you see them in the bios?

    in windows try start/right click my computer/manage/storage/disk management and see if they show up there
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
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    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    The install was on another computer and the ssd was my boot disk.

    The disk is not seen in the BIOS. And is now hanging on "detecting IDE drives..."
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 (1.0) (BIOS F5)
    CPU: Intel i5 661
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 2 x 2GB (OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    i can only think that the drives have failed

    any mechanical hdd's connected? do they show up in the bios?

    tested the ssd's in another machine? if they arnt showing up in the bios though chances are they have failed or are faulty


    EDIT: youve tried all the sata ports and different sata cables?
    Last edited by wazza300; 01-10-2013 at 08:39 AM.
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    When I connect mechenical hard drives they are recognised. On my laptop, the vertex4 is recognized and I am using it now. When I attempted to connect it to my main computer it does not show up.

    I think I will try to hook up the vertex2 to my laptop and see if it is recognized.
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 (1.0) (BIOS F5)
    CPU: Intel i5 661
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 2 x 2GB (OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
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    OS: Windows 7

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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    you can leave the battery out overnight aswell,sometimes it needs longer,if they are seen on another machine and not the h55 then it can only be a motherboard or bios issue
    Gigabyte z77x UP4-TH F11c Modded Bios
    Intel i7 3770k 24/7@4.8ghz 1.38v Turbo llc +0.165v dvid multithreading enabled
    Samsung Green(MV-3V4G3D/US) 8GB @2133mhz 9-10-10-21-1t 1.55v
    Thermalright Silver Arrow Cpu Cooler
    1xSamsung 840 pro 256 Gb SSD windows 8.1 pro 64bit
    1xSamsung f4 HD204UI 2tb hard drive Storage
    Powercolor 7970 3gb V3 @1150mhz core/1700mhz mem,1.150v Accelero aftermarket air cooler 55c max
    Razer Lycosa Keyboard
    Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
    Lite-On iHAS124-19 24x Sata DVDRW
    K-World Hybrid DVB-T 210SE Digital T.V Card
    L.G E2260V L.E.D 1920x1080 Monitor
    Xfx Pro 750w silver rated Psu 80+
    Fractal Arc Midi Case

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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    I have tried a few different ports/cables but not all.

    I grabbed the intel rst drivers and will try loading them durring a windos install to see if it will recognize the drives then.
    If not I will leave the battery out overnight and cross my finger.

    Thanks again for you help.
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 (1.0) (BIOS F5)
    CPU: Intel i5 661
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 2 x 2GB (OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    PSU: Corsair 750TX
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    Default Re: Help! H55-USB3 not detecting SSDs following windows install

    Just an update,
    I was able to get the old ssd (vertex4) recognised by the computer. Using the exact same settings, the vertex2 was still not detected.

    Therefore, I reinstalled windows back onto the old disk, and put in an RMA request for the vertex2.
    Mobo: Gigabyte GA-H55-USB3 (1.0) (BIOS F5)
    CPU: Intel i5 661
    RAM: OCZ Platinum 2 x 2GB (OCZ3P1333LV4GK)
    PSU: Corsair 750TX
    OS: Windows 7

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