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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
February 20, 2012 1:25:31 AM

Make sure your primary boot option is the ssd.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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February 20, 2012 3:53:26 AM

Make sure your mobo is in ahci and that it supports sata3 too.
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February 20, 2012 4:18:49 AM

Switching the port solved the problem. :) 
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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.
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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
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March 10, 2012 1:17:49 AM

Best answer selected by Dpower20.
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