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Inspiron 1545 cannot detect SSD


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scmcint2

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 notebook that came with a 5400 RPM HDD (Toshiba or whatever), so I decided to replace it with a Verbatim 3SSD240 drive. All well and good, swapped the drives, re-installed Win7, humming along great until all of sudden, the SSD is not detected in the BIOS anymore. Tried re-seating the drive, etc, to no avail. Went back to the copy of Windows on the OEM drive. Verbatim shipped replacement drive, and I tried putting the ORIGINAL SSD back in, and it worked for a bit, so I got my data off. I've now put the REPLACEMENT SSD in the machine, reinstalled Win7, and have been using it for a few days, and now the BIOS can't see the other SSD either. I'm at my wit's end, any thoughts ?

Edited by scmcint2, 06 March 2014 - 04:07 PM.

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phillpower2

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:welcome: scmcint2

As an outside chance that it may help it is worth checking that AHCI is enabled in the BIOS as opposed to IDE, it is an article by Crucial but it offers some valuable information, details here

If Windows was installed in IDE mode you may get an error on reboot after switching to ACHI and the information for correcting this is provided by Microsoft here

Let us know how it goes.
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