Solved Boot to SSD only occurs on occasion Tags: SSD Boot Storage Last response: March 10, 2012 1:17 AM in Storage Share Dpower20 February 20, 2012 1:22:38 AM Hi all, I just installed an SSD into my laptop but I am having a small issue. On computer start-up, the BIOS only ocassionally boots to the SSD, otherwise it says "no bootable device detected" and such. What is the reason behind this? Should I switch the SSD to the other hard drive port? Thanks ~ Damian More about : boot ssd occurs occasion selayan February 20, 2012 1:25:31 AM Make sure your primary boot option is the ssd. m 0 l Dpower20 February 20, 2012 1:35:13 AM Yes, I have done this multiple times. But the SSD only shows up in the BIOS sometimes. Other times only the HDD. If it helps, Disk 0 is HDD and Disk 1 is SSD. m 0 l Related resources ssd only visable in boot menu - Forum Seagate 500 gb external drive not working. not delectable. only beep sound occurs. how i recover my data? - Forum How can I set SSD to boot only? - Forum How can I set SSD to boot only? - Forum Does an SSD only affect the boot time? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer selayan February 20, 2012 1:48:11 AM What laptop do you have? Does the hdd show up like this sporadically too? Did you make sure to connect all cables back in the right places? Sounds like a faulty drive or motherboard issue if both drives appear sometimes. m 0 l Dpower20 February 20, 2012 2:38:27 AM The HDD always appears in the BIOS. I think I'll try switching the SSD to that port. My laptop is an ASUS G51J-A1 and I have put in a Samsung 830. m 0 l selayan February 20, 2012 3:53:26 AM Make sure your mobo is in ahci and that it supports sata3 too. m 0 l Dpower20 February 20, 2012 4:18:49 AM Switching the port solved the problem. m 0 l selayan February 20, 2012 2:10:32 PM Could have been that it was plugged into a sata 2 port. Glad you got it working now. m 0 l Best solution MartinGraws March 3, 2012 8:35:29 PM same problem, i can tell you we did nothing wrong, the problem is either on windows (hopefully) or on the BIOS Share Dpower20 March 10, 2012 1:17:49 AM Best answer selected by Dpower20. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedOCZ Vertex 2 SSD recognized only every other boot, and UEFI clock resets | GA-Z87X-D3H i7-4770 | Forum SolvedUsing an SSD only as a boot drive for windows and the HDD for storage. Need help for configuring. Forum SolvedI got a new SSD, problem occurs when accessing my original hdd Forum SolvedComputer freezing (occurs after booting up for 3-5minutes) Forum SolvedSSD boot drive only Forum how to make an SSD a boot drive only on windows 7 Forum How to install windows as boot only ssd Forum SolvedSSD as boot drive only Forum Wierd crashes and boot problems, only "old" component is a SSD Forum Computer Will only boot either the ssd or my Seagate Hard Drive Forum Can boot livecd, but random crashes occurs and strange BIOS behavior Forum Computer freezing (occurs after booting up for 3-5minutes) again!!! Forum P8Z77-M PRO can ONLY boot from SSD Forum PC crash problem, only occurs when playing games Forum Ssd useful only for boot? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !