SSD drive not recognized

Damien Fleuriot ml at
Tue May 24 16:00:29 UTC 2011

On 5/20/11 5:12 AM, Daniel Staal wrote:
> --As of May 19, 2011 5:30:19 PM -0400, Robert Simmons is alleged to have
> said:
>> I recently upgraded a hard drive to an SSD drive.  Initially I bought
>> a cheap(er) Microcenter house branded SATA II drive (after looking
>> around online it turns out it is really an A-Data that was rebranded).
>>  It was recognized by the BIOS, but not by FreeBSD.  I decided to
>> return it and try a name brand (OCZ Vertex 2, 60GB) with the same
>> results.  The system is 8.2-RELEASE and this is a fresh install.
>> The motherboard (ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3, nForce3 250 chipset) is only
>> SATA, not SATA II, but it has another SATA II drive (not SSD) that is
>> recognized just fine even without the jumper set to force it to SATA.
>> So, I don't think it is a problem with the drive negotiating down to
>> SATA, otherwise I don't think the BIOS would recognize it at all.
>> What is the best way to figure out why FreeBSD does not recognize the
>> drive?
> --As for the rest, it is mine.
> Well, the traditional first start would be a dmesg.
> I'm not sure if there is any possible reason why a SATA II drive might
> not work on a SATA I interface, but I suppose it's a possibility.  A
> good regular HD can fill a SATA I interface, so it could be possible
> that they never expected an SSD to be attached to one.
> Daniel T. Staal
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FYI, this Corsair one works on 8.2-RELEASE

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