Samsung 830 SSD not able to set as boot drive Tags: SSD Boot Storage Last response: June 11, 2012 2:35 AM in Storage Share 4DC_Resin_Smoker June 10, 2012 10:08:57 PM I've attempted to Windows Vistat my SSD as the boot drive, however I run into the following issues. -Windows installer states, Can not not set drive as boot because drive is using GPT partition. -When I attempt to set the bios from SATA mode to AHA (not sure if i have the acromym right) the drive is still not able to be installed to by windows. Be aware that when in SATA mode all drive including the SSD are visible to both the bios and the OS. Any ideas folks ? More about : samsung 830 ssd set boot drive fantastik250 a b G Storage June 11, 2012 12:27:06 AM Did you change in the BIOS to ACHI before you installed your OS? All you need to do is reformat the partition. Go into disk management. Delete the partition and reformat it to NTFS, and allocation size 4096. m 0 l 4DC_Resin_Smoker June 11, 2012 2:35:37 AM Yeah the drive was set to ACHI but the drives default partition made it impossible to use as a boot drive. (as i later discovered) Changing the partition resolved the situation. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedSamsung SSD 830 boot problems Forum SolvedACHI on Samsung 830 ssd won't boot into windows! Forum Samsung 830 SSD: Reboot and select proper boot device Forum Boot able hard drive set in BIOS Forum Samsung 830 as boot drive Forum SolvedSamsung 830 256gb SSD Not Performing as Advertised Forum SSD Failure? Not able select my main drive in boot options. Forum SolvedSamsung 840 EVO SSD Drive creating much longer boot time versus a Corsair Force GT Forum SolvedGetting an SSD how do i set it up for boot drive? Forum SolvedCan't Set SSD as Boot drive in UEFI. Forum SolvedCan I set up RAID 0 with two HDD and one SSD as boot drive? Forum SolvedSamsung "SSD PM830 FDE" MZ7PC256HAFU Possible Counterfeit/What is it ? Forum SolvedSamsung PM830 SSD 32gb mSATA incompatibility Forum SolvedSamsung 830 Pro SSD won't appear anywhere Forum SolvedSamsung 830 SSD space issues Forum SolvedNew SSD cannot set as default boot drive Forum SolvedProblem with Samsung 830 SSD performance Forum SolvedHow to set up an SSD as a "boot drive" Forum SolvedSamsung SSD 830 vs 840 vs 840 Pro in gaming load time? Forum Windows 7 freezes at startup with SSD (Samsung 840 Pro 256Go) as system boot drive Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !