Windows 7 not recognizing my Kingston SSD Tags: Hard Drives Kingston Storage Last response: May 5, 2012 12:59 AM in Storage Share JoeScho May 4, 2012 4:38:30 AM Hello, I just pruchased parts for a new computer: Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 Hard Drive: Kingston Hyper X 3K SSD (120 GB) I have installed these and other pieces and when I go to install windows it says it cant find a hard drive. When I look in the BIOS it recognizes the hard drive there when I have it under IDE. Why does BIOS see it and Windows does not? More about : windows recognizing kingston ssd Dereck47 a c 523 G Storage May 5, 2012 12:59:30 AM You have 4 6Gb/s ports on your motherboard. Make sure your SSD is connected to one of the 2 Intel 6Gb/s ports (SATA3_0 or SATA3_1), not one of the 2 Marvell 6Gb/s ports (GSATA3_5 or GSATA3_6). Also make sure the Intel ports are in AHCI mode. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedInstalled Wİndows 7 to SSD, not recognizing HDD. Forum Installing Windows 7 on a Kingston SSD and it's asking for device drivers Forum My Kingston DT101 G2 pen drive 8gb is not recognized by windows 7 and it doesnt show when plugged int he computer. Forum Best way to setup my new Kingston SSD drive in Windows 7 Forum Kingston ssd windows 7 install Forum Problems formatting and partitioning Kingston SSD for Windows 7 install Forum Solvedkingston v300 ssd boot up time and windows rate Forum SolvedNew SSD recognized everywhere but Windows 7 Forum SolvedMy SSD doesn't get recognized in Windows 7 Forum SolvedWhy is my Kingston v300 SSD slower after less than a month? Windows Index for disk transfer down from 8.1 to 8.0 Forum Kingston 300v SSD Windows 8.1 Setup problems on Asus K50IE Forum SolvedWindows 7 Recognize SSD as an SSD Forum SolvedWindows not recognizing SSD Forum Windows 7 "Disk read error occurred" SSD not recognized Forum SolvedWindows7 fresh installation not recognizing my sata-harddrives under AHCI Forum SolvedWindows 7 Not Recognizing HDs Forum SolvedWindows 7 system only recognizing 16GB out of 32GB newly installed RAM Forum SolvedWindows 7 Usb tool not recognizing flash drive. Forum SolvedWindows 7 not recognizing my 5.1 Surround Sound. Forum SolvedFailed Custom Windows 7 Install on New HDD (Boot Mgr Missing followed by installer not recognizing HDD) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !