Can't install Windows 7 on mSATA SSD. Bad SSD or doing something wrong?

3ncore

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Mar 30, 2014
4
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4,510
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I own a Vizio Ct15-a1. I am trying to reinstall windows on the laptop, but I can't get the SSD to appear in Windows 7 install. The SSD appears in BIOS, but no matter what I do I can't get the thing to appear in the install. I'm just wondering if this is possibly a bad SSD or maybe I'm just doing something wrong.
 

3ncore

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Mar 30, 2014
4
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4,510
0
I've tried installing drivers provided by Vizio, but I did happen to have the vanilla version of Windows 7. I'm getting a SP1 version now and I will get back to you if it works.
Thanks!
 

3ncore

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Mar 30, 2014
4
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4,510
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Sorry, I'm not too familiar with Hard Drives and the likes, but when I contacted Vizio they did tell me it was in RAID. I'm not sure what that means, but do you think SP1 is necessary for RAID?
 

Hayden Meads

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Oct 2, 2014
1
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4,510
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You might try (if you have Windows installer on the hdd still) reformatting the ssd. I bought an msata 840evo and it didn't show up until i went into the disk manager and formatted it
 
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