Glad to hear that the SSD/OS booted ok and that you are happy with the performance
Possible reasons why you could not boot from the SSD may include: the SSD was not recognised/configured as the first boot device and some MBs will not boot from certain SATA ports, one example I encountered some years back was with a Gigabyte board where SATA port 3 could not be used for a boot device such as a HDD.
Do you think if I put the HDD into the other port it will register and will this mean I can use it as storage for pictures etc and can take them off the new cloned SSD drive?
The exact steps that I would have suggested + one further step, once you have established that the second HDD is detected I would get rid of any unwanted data on the HDD such as unwanted/unused games, pictures etc, this to free up some more storage space for yourself, if this is the computer that had the problem with Google and Windows 10 see the steps below, if not let us know the OS and I will provide the alternative steps;
· Right click This PC > Manage > Disk Management.
· Click Start Menu and then type Disk Management to search.
· Click Start Menu and type cmd to open command line and then input compmgmt.msc and then click Enter.
To capture and post a screenshot;
Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.
Screenshot instructions are provided to assist those that may read this topic but are not yet aware of the “how to”.