I purchased a 240GB OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD, which I have tried to install but which won't work correctly. I was wondering if anyone could possibly tell me what I might be doing wrong and what might be the correct way to do things?
I didn't receive the OEM version of Windows 7 with the laptop, so made the recovery discs through Windows after switching the laptop on for the first time. I then removed the Toshiba HHD from the HDD1 slot and put it into the HDD2 slot. I inserted the Vertex 3 SSD into the HDD1 slot and tried to restore the operating system onto this drive. This seemed to work fine, but when I go to restart the laptop, all I get is a black screen with a flashing underscore. Nothing happens from there. I can go into setup when the laptop is booting up and both the Vertex 3 SSD and the Toshiba HDD are recognised. It does seem like a software issue rather than anything being wrong with the hardware, although I suppose there could be an issue with the SSD.
Are there any settings I need to alter? I've read in some places that you need to install the OEM version of Windows on the SSD. I've also read that people recommend using a SATA docking station when installing a second drive. Or am I doing something else wrong that might be causing the problem? Any advice would be much appreciated.