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SSD NOT APPEARING AS A DRIVE


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Hello folks,

 

I have a Samsung SSD 128 GB drive that has Win 7 and some other files on it. I removed it from a laptop that had a bad LCD, and am trying to put it into a replacement laptop. The SSD does not show up as a drive when plugged into my current laptop. I've tried it on a desktop also and it not show up there either. It does not show up in diskmgmt.msc. I know this drive had/has stuff on it !  What am I doing wrong ?


Edited by Buccaneer, 09 January 2016 - 10:59 AM.

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Does the drive show up in the computer's BIOS/UEFI?


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I am not sure how to check that.
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I do not see the SSD in the BIOS.

Something isn't right; I just cracked open a brand new SSD and plugged it in.

It installed some drivers on it's own, but I cant see the new SSD either under Computer - just the C drive and the DVD drive.

However, when I plug in an old laptop HD [not an SSD] it is recognized immediately as  New Volume F drive


Edited by Buccaneer, 09 January 2016 - 09:15 PM.

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If it isn't being seen by the BIOS, it won't be seen by Windows. I would make sure you're using a known-good cable, as well as the proper power cable and port to connect the SSD.


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Rikai

Thanks for the info.

I have tried several cables. The frustrating part is that an old HDD shows up immediately, but neither of the SSD's do.

One of the SSD's was removed from a laptop and has Win 7 on it, the other SSD was taken out of it's sealed packaging last night to try.

Is there something in the BIOS i need to change to get the laptops to "see" the SSD's ??


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My BIOS boot sequence is:

 

1. ATA HDD S1 *

2. ATAPI CCD0 S2 *

3. USB FDD

4. USB CD

5.PCI LAN *

6. +USB HDD

7. ATA HDD1

8. ATA HDD2

 

* = THERE IS SOMETHING SHOWN

 

EXCLUDED ARE:

- ATA HDD3

- ATAPI CD1

- ATAPI CD2


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What SATA port type is on the motherboard, and what model are the SSDs?


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I am not sure how to figure out what port type I have but here is the info from Speccy:

 

Motherboard
    Manufacturer    LENOVO
    Model    2522FR7 (None)
    Version    Not Available
    Chipset Vendor    Intel
    Chipset Model    Havendale/Clarkdale Host Bridge
    Chipset Revision    02
    Southbridge Vendor    Intel
    Southbridge Model    QM57
    Southbridge Revision    06
    System Temperature    47 °C
        BIOS
            Brand    LENOVO
            Version    6IET85WW (1.45 )
            Date    2/14/2013
        PCI Data
                Slot PCI-E
                    Slot Type    PCI-E
                    Slot Usage    Available
                    Data lanes    x1
                    Slot Designation    ExpressCard Slot
                    Characteristics    Hot Plug
                    Slot Number    0
                Slot Other
                    Slot Type    Other
                    Slot Usage    Available
                    Bus Width    Other
                    Slot Designation    Media Card Slot
                    Characteristics    Hot Plug
                    Slot Number    1

 

The SSD is a Samsung 2.5" 128GB SSD SATA3.0Gpps

The model # is: MZ-7PA1280/OD1


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The SSD is a Samsung 2.5" 128GB SSD SATA3.0Gbps

The model # is: MZ-7PA1280/OD1


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