Why is my ASUS P5SQL PRO not detecting my OCZ Vertex II SSD?
I've unplugged all drives. I've systematically moved the SSD to SATA headers 1-6. I've also set the BIOS to use AHCI mode instead of IDE. The BIOS lists only "harddrive" in the boot device list - no details or type or name. The system acts like it can't find the drive because the BIOS POST messages get to:
Auto Detect Sata [insert header number]...
And here it just hangs (for whatever I had set the IDE drive timeout to). I was patient and waited long enough for the Windows 7 install to get to the point of asking me what drive to install Windows on, but no drives are listed.
During boot, I can put a finger on the SSD and feel it working mechanically so it doesn't seem completely defective. I've researched this and found a few links that suggested the precise troubleshooting process I just explained, but I'm having no luck with it.
This link is my issue verbatim, but their resolution is not working for me: http://www.ocztechnologyforum.com/forum/showthread.php?83755-How-to-configure-ASUS-P5QL-PRO-and-OCZ-Vertex2-60GB
This link is for a different OCZ SSD, but it amounts to the same tasks. Still it hasn't helped. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/277228-32-installed-wont-detect
I'm a programmer and hardware isn't my main forte. I can do this, but I'm running out of things to try.
I flashed the BIOS to the latest 1004 version.
What else can I do?