Solved Samsung 830 in BIOS not in Disk Management Tags: SSD BIOS Disk Management Storage Last response: July 27, 2012 8:21 PM in Storage Share jim hubbard July 26, 2012 10:38:59 PM UPDATE: The drive does NOT show in BIOS. The thing that I thought was the drive was the optical drive.....ugghhhh. Sorry about that..... Hello, I have a G73jh that I am trying to upgrade with a Samsung 830 256GB SSD. I removed the second (data) drive and installed the 830 so that I could copy over my OS from my current HDD to it. The 830 shows in BIOS. BIOS is set to AHCI. The drive does not show AT ALL in Disk Management. I have removed and re-installed it twice. I have taken pics of Disk Management with it installed and without - no difference. Samsung SSD Magician has been updated and does not see the drive. I'm kinda stuck. More about : samsung 830 bios disk management rolli59 a c 229 G Storage July 27, 2012 1:42:29 AM If drive is correctly connected to an enabled controller and not seen in BIOS you got a bad drive. jim hubbard July 27, 2012 2:04:25 AM But GParted could see it and format it. I tried to post this as soon as I could, but trying to log into the forums on an iPhone is #$$%$# impossible to do. I have read elsewhere that it is something to do with the original ASUS setup that causes the problem, so I am going to attempt a clean install. I will post my results within the hour (or two). Related resources Disk Management not recognizing Samsung 830 SSD, BIOS does -Asus G73JH - Forum Help with new Samsung 830 SSD - Forum ACHI on Samsung 830 ssd won't boot into windows! - Forum Samsung 830 not detected - Forum Samsung 830 256GB performance check. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 229 G Storage July 27, 2012 2:13:49 AM Nothing on the computer can see it if BIOS does not, maybe you have a bad connection. jim hubbard July 27, 2012 7:56:40 PM I don't know what to tell you guys. The drive would not show in BIOS. BIOS only showed the Seagate 5400 RPM 500GB OS drive and the CD drive. Gparted and Easeus Partition Magic both could see and manipulate the SSD drive booting from their respective CDs. I finally gave in after 4 hours and just did a clean install of Win7. THEN the machine recognized it and all seems to be well so far. I'll post Novabench before and after scores in a few minutes. Best solution JohnnyLucky a c 230 G Storage July 27, 2012 8:11:02 PM Glad to see you finally came around and did a clean install which is the preferred method. jim hubbard July 27, 2012 8:19:10 PM Best answer selected by jim hubbard. jim hubbard July 27, 2012 8:21:41 PM Just in case anyone is searching and searching Toms for good advice on SSDs...do a clean install. And, here is the link I wish I'd found first at Tom's about SSDs... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/270102-32-useful-arti... That page has a link to just about every article you will need on SSD installs and performance tweaking. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] icles-part Forum"Windows cannot be installed on this disk " - Samsung 830 ForumSamsung 830 not seen by BIOS - Alienware M17-R1 ForumSamsung 830 SSD not seen in bios on ahci, can see it everywhere else ForumSamsung 830 Performance Degradation ForumSamsung 830 on a EVGA 750i FTW!, mo speed mo problems ForumSamsung 830 SSD not able to set as boot drive ForumProblem with Nvidia driver and Samsung 830 . Black screen. ForumSamsung SSD 830 300MB/s write - what did I do wrong? ForumIncredibly slow Samsung 830 SSD in Dell XPS8300 ForumBest SSD for MBP: Sandisk Xtreme or Samsung 830 ? ForumSamsung 830 128GB detected as Sata1 (1.5G) drive ForumSamsung 830 on a AsusP6 T Deluxe??? ForumSamsung 830 256GB Performance drop ForumInstalling Windows 7 on Unallocated Samsung 830 256GB More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !