Read this if you have a Crucial SSD

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  1. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

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    If your drive dies and is no longer recognised by the computer or even external drive bay try this :

    1) Plug the drive into your laptop or PC and boot straight to the BIOS
    2) Wait 20 mins
    3) Turn off PC/ laptop
    4) Unplug drive for 30 secs

    Repeat the above 2-3 times.

    This will take the drive through a power cycle and force the SSD firmware to reset.


    Personal Experience

    Just had this happen with a drive after killing the power of the laptop without shutting down. Crucial said to do the above and... voila drive up and running again.


    Has anyone heard of non crucial drives needing to be reset in this manner?
     
  2. Saltymac macrumors member

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    tnx for the info. This is the first. I have been looking at getting that SSD.
     
  3. LongSticks macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    Explain boot to the BIOS on ML, don't understand that?
     
  4. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The explanation I was given is that in when the computer is booted in the BIOS it keeps powering the drive even if it is not recognised as a drive at all. This may not be the case if you just start up normally.
     
  5. alex0002, Sep 4, 2013
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    alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing the equivalent with an Intel Mac, would be to boot with the option key, but don't select any boot drive. The SSD is reset and powered, it can run garbage collection in the background, but there are no operating system read/write operations attempting to access the SSD.
     
  6. LongSticks macrumors 6502

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    That makes sense!

    Thanks guys, makes sense!
     
  7. whitedragon101 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh good catch I misunderstood the question
     

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