By not recognized do you mean in BIOS? Device Manager? or during the windows installation?
I'm guessing you added it to a working computer running windows 7. First check in BIOS to see if the motherboard/chipset recognizes the drive. If not, that is the place to start.
No it is not recognized in any of the 3 places mentioned. I checked in the BIOS to make sure the SATA ports were working by connecting another SATA drive and it was recognized.
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Well then you have one of two problems.
1. SSD is Dead.
2. Motherboard/SATA firmware does not support the drive. Hard to believe this is the case, but possible.
Any more information you care to share? Motherboard manufacturer, chipset. Computer type, etc
MOB: ASUS M2N-SLI deluxe
Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
Computer: Home assembled
I am betting that the drive was DOA.
I took a look at the system specs/storage on the ASUS site and agree, along with all you have done it sure looks like a DOA drive. The X-25 is a reliable drive, when it works. I have two.
This is a used drive so I think it is a bad one!!
Thanks for all of your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!