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SSD and HDD won't work at the same time

Hey, I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, and planned to use it along with my old WD desktop internal hard drive (500GB). First, I couldn't get the Samsung Memory Transfer program to recognise my SSD, with it either plugged in using a USB cable or with it actually in the computer. I installed a blank copy of windows 7 I had to make sure the SSD worked (which it seems to), but only when I don't have the other hard drive plugged in.

I'm pretty bad at computer terminology and stuff, so please keep any advice as simple as possible :D

Thanks!
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  1. Revilo1453 said:
    Hey, I recently bought a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, and planned to use it along with my old WD desktop internal hard drive (500GB). First, I couldn't get the Samsung Memory Transfer program to recognise my SSD, with it either plugged in using a USB cable or with it actually in the computer. I installed a blank copy of windows 7 I had to make sure the SSD worked (which it seems to), but only when I don't have the other hard drive plugged in.

    I'm pretty bad at computer terminology and stuff, so please keep any advice as simple as possible :D

    Thanks!



    Are they definitely both powered + plugged into the motherboard?
  2. if its not a power issue try putting your o/s windows or whatever on the ssd and everthing else on the hdd
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    make sure the correct drive is selected in your bios.

    In the bios you should see a boot drive option and in that you must have your ssd selected if it has the operating system on it.

    this happens to me when I swap out drives sometimes.
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