Okay so my R3SL240G SSD, which does not have the OS on it, is not being recognized. It is relatively new, having purchased it only 2.5 months ago. I am trying to determine if it has straight up died or if it is something else. A few days ago there was a quick power outage that lasted like half a second. My PC was turned off but the PSU switch was in the on position.
When I turn on the computer with only the primary SSD (MZ-75E250B) plugged in, startup is rather quick. You see two ASUS startup displays and then the desktop appears. If both the primary and secondary SSDs are plugged in, there is a moment that lasts 10-15 secs where the screen is black following the second ASUS startup display. Then the desktop appears. Using crystaldisk, only the Samsung SSD shows up.
So far I have tried a different SATA cable and a different SATA port. No luck. I then tried power cycling the PC twice but this did not work. I used the following method: SATA cable removed with PC on for 30-60min. PC off with power removed for 30 sec. Reboot with plugs in.
Any thoughts on further actions that I can take to ascertain the problem and find a solution would be most helpful.
Windows 10 64-bit HE
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Black Edition 8GB
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2400
SSD Samsung 850 Evo 250GB (MZ-75E250B)
SSD Radeon R3 Series 240GB (R3SL240G)
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 220-G2-0850-XR 80+ GOLD 850W
Edited by sierrahotel, 18 March 2017 - 09:43 AM.