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System not booting properly or correctly utilizing SSD

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March 28, 2014 3:19:09 PM

I have a MSI Z87-GD65 mobo with a Samsung 840 Evo 120 GB plugged into either the first or second sata port. I say either because it started plugged into the first but randomly decided not to recognize the boot device. I cleared this up temporarily by plugging it into the second port instead.

While trying to figure out what is wrong with my system I discovered in the BIOS that my SSD is being read as a sata2 connection instead of the sata3 that it is setup as.

Can anyone help me on either of my two problems?

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a b G Storage
March 28, 2014 5:28:38 PM

go into bios/uefi and set AHCI mode instead of IDE- that might clear up the issue.
I had your first issue-no idea why and just swapped the sata port aswell.
Issue hasn't come up again.
I have the same mobo and ssd.
Good luck MSI brother!
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a b G Storage
March 28, 2014 5:29:59 PM

Another solution might be a bios update.
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