Previously been running windows7 no problems on standard 16gb stec ssd
got my runcore 64gb ssd
yesterday. Connected it to the usb cable that came with the ssd
, attached it to my vista desktop pc where it was seen as 64gb but unformatted. Did a quick format NTFS.
Popped it in the mini9, installed windows7 from usb...no problems.
Once running windows7 however, certain control panel functions wouldn't work...i would get messages implying DLLs were corrupt. If i tried updating drivers, the installation would only get part way through before telling me certain files were corrupt. Something seemed quite wrong with the filesystem.
So out the 64gb came, i reconnected the usb cable to it and connected to desktop pc again. Tried doing a full format - this failed.
It now says there is a 1.98GB partition on it, which cannot be formatted in windows explorer, computer management console or Diskpart.
In diskpart i can select the disk, i can see the 1 partition of only 1.98gb, but i cannot select it (even though it has a star by it by default). Trying to delete the partition results in a message saying there are no partitions on the disk.
I cannot expand this partition either.
Ive also tried to subsequently format it with the windows7 installer, while the ssd
is in the mini9 - but that doesnt want to format the ssd
Ive noticed that 2 of the gold contacts on the ssd
are actually connected.
If the ssd
is held such that the usb slot side is facing away from you, and the usb slot is at the bottom - pins 2 and 3 (looking left to right) are connected. Im wondering if this could be causing the issues. the 16gb certainly doesnt have any pins connected.
Can someone else with a 64gb runcore please confirm whether all gold contacts/pins are isolated from one another.
Other than that, would like to hear of suggestions on how to get this ssd
in a working state.