Well, I am sad to report that my server OS SSD just pooped the bed.
It's a brick. Does not show up in BIOS.
I removed the top, unplugged the SATA and SATA POWER wires from it and put them on a new out of the package SSD I had, and that shows up in BIOS just fine. It does not find the SSD, or the OS and I get that "please insert OS drive" message on boot-up.
I thought something funny was going on. I got a SMART data error on it recently but I ignored it because I had gotten one about 6 months back and it seems to keep on working without any issues. This time is different
My server has crashed about 3 times in last two days which is very odd because it has never done this ever. Today I was doing a lot of work on it moving stuff around and such. It crashed when I launched MB theater on my desktop but I figured since that was beta it was something about the MB3 beta program that caused it. It happened again when I launched MB3 a second time after restart. So I thought it was MB3. I shut down the MB3 server and used my server for about 5 hours without any issues. Then I decided to start back up MB3 Theater. It crashed. So I rebooted and uninstalled (well I tried) to uninstall MB3 server. It got hung up and suddenly my RDP session ended. I turned on my monitor to VGA which has a direct feed from my server, server was crashed.
I rebooted and no OS drive
I have it unhooked now. Hoping that it comes back to life. I had this happen once before on my desktop with the same SSD model (VERTEX 3) and it magically came back to life and worked fine. But so far no good. If it's dead I am gonna be super pissed-off. Even though I have a spare SSD I could swap out I just don't feel like dealing with this.
All I wanted to do was watch a movie