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Added new SSD to Laptop and not showing in Disk Managment

Hello. I have an Asus g75vw that has two hard drive bays. It came with a 700GB HDD, and the other slot was bare.

Since I have had the laptop over a year, instead of putting the OS on the SSD (I know this would be ideal, but really my laptop is already fast) I just wanted to use the SSD to install games on.

I won a SSD as PAX East this year (yay!) and its a 120GB Intel 320 series. I opened up my case, added the drive to my second bay and made sure everything was snug and secure.

Boot up my computer, go to disk management and... nothing :(

This is what I see:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/Allastorm/diskmanage_zps87bf8b68.jpg

No SSD. Please help me! Any more information you need I am happy to provide.
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  1. Go to the BIOS to see the SSD does show up or not. Also make sure the storage mode is the ahci mode in the BISO.
    Download and install the intel Data Migration Software https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Solid-State+Drives+and+Caching&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+SSD+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Data+Migration+Software&ProdId=3791&LineId=3789&FamilyId=3124 then using the "add new storage" that may help.
    If you still don't see the SSD show up then try it in other PC, if the SSD works you will see it then format and put back into the laptop.
    If you don't see it show up it may be DOA.
  2. Allastorm said:
    Hello. I have an Asus g75vw that has two hard drive bays. It came with a 700GB HDD, and the other slot was bare.

    Since I have had the laptop over a year, instead of putting the OS on the SSD (I know this would be ideal, but really my laptop is already fast) I just wanted to use the SSD to install games on.

    I won a SSD as PAX East this year (yay!) and its a 120GB Intel 320 series. I opened up my case, added the drive to my second bay and made sure everything was snug and secure.

    Boot up my computer, go to disk management and... nothing :(

    This is what I see:
    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/Allastorm/diskmanage_zps87bf8b68.jpg

    No SSD. Please help me! Any more information you need I am happy to provide.


    Whoever was giving that 320 away scammed you. That series might be THE LEAST RELIABLE SSD of all time. I wouldn't take one even if it was free.

    They have architectural problems that cause FTL corruption result in error codes like BAD_CTXX0000...etc... , if that's what you're seeing in BIOS, then you can just throw it in the trash.
  3. cin19 said:
    Go to the BIOS to see the SSD does show up or not. Also make sure the storage mode is the ahci mode in the BISO.
    Download and install the intel Data Migration Software https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Solid-State+Drives+and+Caching&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+SSD+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Data+Migration+Software&ProdId=3791&LineId=3789&FamilyId=3124 then using the "add new storage" that may help.
    If you still don't see the SSD show up then try it in other PC, if the SSD works you will see it then format and put back into the laptop.
    If you don't see it show up it may be DOA.


    This good troubleshooting advice for sure, but it can't be DOA because that series is two generations old and hasn't been sold for a while. It's someone's used drive that they decided to give away.
  4. Check in the BIOS that the secondary hard disk is not locked (if it is it will be disabled). This is on the "Security" screen under "I/O Interface Security".
  5. TyrOd said:
    cin19 said:
    Go to the BIOS to see the SSD does show up or not. Also make sure the storage mode is the ahci mode in the BISO.
    Download and install the intel Data Migration Software https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Solid-State+Drives+and+Caching&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+SSD+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Data+Migration+Software&ProdId=3791&LineId=3789&FamilyId=3124 then using the "add new storage" that may help.
    If you still don't see the SSD show up then try it in other PC, if the SSD works you will see it then format and put back into the laptop.
    If you don't see it show up it may be DOA.


    This good troubleshooting advice for sure, but it can't be DOA because that series is two generations old and hasn't been sold for a while. It's someone's used drive that they decided to give away.


    You can get one from ebay. It is NEW. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-320-Series-120-GB-Internal-2-5-SSDSA2CW120G310-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-/301155010750?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item461e3cc8be
  6. Thank for your responses. I got the SSD directly from the Intel raffle so, it should be legit :/ sad to hear it is not a reliable drive.

    What specifically am I looking for in the Bios to "See if its there?" I went into BIOS and it looks greek to me haha.
  7. I went back into the BIOS and I THINK I Found what you guys said to look for earlier in the post.

    It shows both drives, something like this in advanced:

    Serial ATA Port 0
    (shows HDD)

    Serial ATA Port 1
    Hard Disk
    Intel SSD xxxxx

    At the top it says "Sata Mode Selection AHCI"

    I also went under Security > I/O interface and it does show that it is unlocked.

    Any ideas? It is being read in the BIOS from what I can see, just not in disk manager.
  8. Another update!

    I downloaded the Intel program that was suggested. That seems to recognize the drive, but no clue what options to choose! Can someone please walk me through this, step by step? I have 2 screen shots below showing that it sees the drive, and then I have some options I have no clue what they mean.

    I just want to use this drive to install Games. I don't want it to be bootable or anything, just a place to install my games to.

    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/Allastorm/intel1_zps50a64be1.jpg

    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/Allastorm/intel2_zps2c2af265.jpg

    What do I do next?
  9. Best answer
    Allastorm said:
    Another update!

    I downloaded the Intel program that was suggested. That seems to recognize the drive, but no clue what options to choose! Can someone please walk me through this, step by step? I have 2 screen shots below showing that it sees the drive, and then I have some options I have no clue what they mean.

    I just want to use this drive to install Games. I don't want it to be bootable or anything, just a place to install my games to.

    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/Allastorm/intel1_zps50a64be1.jpg

    http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/Allastorm/intel2_zps2c2af265.jpg

    What do I do next?


    In this screen, just be sure that the SSD ("Disk 2") is selected and hit "Next".





    In the second screenshot, select "Initialize the disk in MBR layout." and then hit "Next".




    Yogi
  10. Thanks everyone! Got it all working :) Now deciding what games I want to move over to the SSD haha.
  11. That's great news! Congrats!

    Yogi
  12. cin19 said:
    TyrOd said:
    cin19 said:
    Go to the BIOS to see the SSD does show up or not. Also make sure the storage mode is the ahci mode in the BISO.
    Download and install the intel Data Migration Software https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Solid-State+Drives+and+Caching&ProductLine=Intel%c2%ae+SSD+Software&ProductProduct=Intel%c2%ae+Data+Migration+Software&ProdId=3791&LineId=3789&FamilyId=3124 then using the "add new storage" that may help.
    If you still don't see the SSD show up then try it in other PC, if the SSD works you will see it then format and put back into the laptop.
    If you don't see it show up it may be DOA.


    This good troubleshooting advice for sure, but it can't be DOA because that series is two generations old and hasn't been sold for a while. It's someone's used drive that they decided to give away.


    You can get one from ebay. It is NEW. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-320-Series-120-GB-Internal-2-5-SSDSA2CW120G310-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-/301155010750?pt=US_Solid_State_Drives&hash=item461e3cc8be



    Allastorm said:
    Thank for your responses. I got the SSD directly from the Intel raffle so, it should be legit :/ sad to hear it is not a reliable drive.

    What specifically am I looking for in the Bios to "See if its there?" I went into BIOS and it looks greek to me haha.


    Lol, looks like they gave their marketing team some old drives they couldn't sell. What a bunch of morons. They could have at least given away 520 series drives inside of that crap.

    I'm glad you got it to work, though.
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