I know this has been covered as I've spent time on various sites and forums researching the problem but am still at a bit of a loss as to exactly what the problem is.
My new build (see sig) seems pretty sweet to me, the only problem is that after installing my OS (Win 7) on the SSD after building it I've run into a few problems mostly related to booting. Initially it worked fine but then I ran into some problems with the computer freezing when waking from sleep requiring a reboot. I changed the sleep mode from S3 and eventually just changed sleep to 'Never' and no more problem there. However now I have problems with my SSD being recognized at all. I can generally get it to boot if I power down and turn off the PSU itself. Sometimes I have to actually unplug the SATA cable, re-hook everything up and power off and it boots fine. But if I restart the SSD goes back to being unrecognized. The HDD is consistently recognized, as is the optical, so I'm not sure it's a Mobo problem. I've tried different SATA ports, and the SATA2 ports and same thing. Changed the cable, no different, flashed the BIOS to current and no change either. And the SSD is hooked to it's own rail from the PSU.
I know there have been issues raised before but it's a little disjointed with a few various opinions. Can anyone offer any better advice or summarize things for a computer noob like me? Should I return the SSD and try a new one?
AMD Phenom II X6 1090t 3.2 GHz
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H SATA3 USB3.0 Mobo
Mushkin RAM 2x4G 9-9-9-24
OCZ Vertex 2 80G SSD
WD Caviar Black HDD 1TB
Corsair HX650 Modular PSU
XFX Radeon HD 6870 1G
Some random optical drive