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BIOS won't recognize drive SSD

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Last response: in Storage
December 9, 2012 9:49:12 PM

I recently purchased an OCZ Vertex 3 Maxiops 120 gb SSD. After installing it I cannot get the bios to recognize the drive. I realize that I have to enable AHCI but I cannot figure out how to do it or if it is even possible with my motherboard. f

I have an older MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI edition mobo. The power and SATA Cables are both functioning.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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December 10, 2012 2:08:38 AM

Thanks for the tip. I tried it out; however, the drivers wouldn't install as they are meant for Windows XP and I have Windows 7.

Just to clarify, I currently have 3 other SATA drives that work with the computer, so the problem isn't SATA not being enabled. I attempted to install the latest Bios; however, I got hte error message "BIOS not Award BIOS"
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December 10, 2012 7:26:26 AM

just out of curiosity, disconnect all other sata devices and only connect the SSD to the 1st SATA port.