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Can't access 2nd SSD drive or Optical Drive after installing new PSU/SLI graphics cards.

BIOS recognizes one SSD. It doesn't recognize 2nd SSD or optical drive. Just installed new PSU and SLI Graphics cards. No cables are loose, think it might be a driver issue.
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  1. If the BIOS won't see it, it has nothing to do with drivers. Driver's are only relivant to the OS installed and the OS doesn't come into play till way later down the road after the BIOS. Somethings not powered right. Try using the power cable from the working SSD on the other ones and try again.
  2. Which PSU?
    Which graphics cards?
    Which cables are you using to power those graphics cards?
  3. getochkn said:
    If the BIOS won't see it, it has nothing to do with drivers. Driver's are only relivant to the OS installed and the OS doesn't come into play till way later down the road after the BIOS. Somethings not powered right. Try using the power cable from the working SSD on the other ones and try again.


    Anonymous said:
    Which PSU?
    Which graphics cards?
    Which cables are you using to power those graphics cards?


    Thanks for the quick replies first and foremost.

    Getochkn- already tried swapping the SSD Data and Power cables with the known good working SSD.

    Paulss3743-

    1300W EVGA G2
    2 asus gtx 780 (currently running only one to have better access to SATA ports located behind other GPU if installed)
    powering GPUs with 8 and 6 pin power cables that came with PSU made for VGA's. All lights work on GPUs and SLI mode works fine
  4. Best answer
    If you tried swapping the known working one with the not-working one, same port, same cable, same psu, then somethings up with the drive.
  5. getochkn said:
    If you tried swapping the known working one with the not-working one, same port, same cable, same psu, then somethings up with the drive.


    Yea I thought that too, but it's odd that the optical drive is not detected either. I'm gonna get a sata to USB cable and test both the optical drive and ssd via USB, and I'm almost 100% positive they'll work. Any other thoughts in the mean time would be most appreciated.
  6. getochkn said:
    If the BIOS won't see it, it has nothing to do with drivers. Driver's are only relivant to the OS installed and the OS doesn't come into play till way later down the road after the BIOS. Somethings not powered right. Try using the power cable from the working SSD on the other ones and try again.


    getochkn said:
    If you tried swapping the known working one with the not-working one, same port, same cable, same psu, then somethings up with the drive.


    Update:

    Long story short, I'm an idiot. I hooked up the SSD's and Optical drive to the PSU with the old cables for the OLD PSU (HX750 corsair vs the new 1300 EVGA G2). Eventually noticed my mistake and switched to the new PSU power cables, but it was too late it seems. Luckily the PSU only fried the optical drive and one of the SSD's. I know better than to use those damn cables, rookie mistake even though I am by no means an expert on anything computers.

    Good news: bought a faster, better Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB SSD and the old 512 Crucial SSD thats fried was bought through amazon couple weeks ago, easy return and refunds through amazon so no loss except the 20 dollar optical drive.

    The Story:
    Bought a sata3 to usb cable, hooked up both SSD's to a separate computer, good SSD worked, non working SSD did not, bought another SSD and optical drive after talking to a tech guy at a local tiger direct store.

    Thanks for all the help getochkn!
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