Re: Gigabyte MB will not recognise OCZ SSD
Set the BIOS to AHCI. When installing Windows, you will need to load the driver for the controller as there wont be one built in. This would explain why you're having trouble.
Of course, if you don't see the drive when you power on the computer and the AHCI ROM detects attached devices, then the drive could be dead.
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