I was setting up a new PC and pulled a 60 GB SSD from an idle system to use in this build. I started the Windows 7 installation but when it trundled along to the hard drive portion no local drives were detected. I rebooted and checked the BIOS, but the drive was recognized. Another step into Windows and the same thing: no drive. A few more trips to the BIOS and adjustments made to hard drive type (AHCI, native mode IDE) but no changes. Furious internet searching led me nowhere…read more
A decent utility that in its free form give two great pieces of information: that TRIM is enabled and the relative life of your SSD drive. Unfortunately it didn’t matter how long I left SSDLife running it never showed my drive’s estimated life. I’ll leave it in my System Tray for a while and see what develops.