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New SSD Wont Show Up in Disk Management

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February 20, 2013 5:55:33 AM

Greeting All,

I just recently swapped out my 80gb Intel SSD for a 240gb Kingston Hyper X SSD but can't get it to show up in My Computer or in Disk Management.

It showed up in Bios and Device Manager right away and also windows picked it up right away and installed the drivers for it but I cannot access it.

Thoughts? :??: 

Thanks.

P.S. I have also gone over the sticky on the main HDD forum page with no luck.
February 20, 2013 6:15:13 AM

Try removing it, boot with the intel ssd and see if it works, then try again with hyper x. Check if you are in ACHI
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February 20, 2013 6:45:39 AM

Use the SSD software utility that comes with your drive package and see if it appears there. If it does, try to update your firmware driver using that software. Restart your computer and it shall work eventually.
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February 20, 2013 4:18:34 PM

mhd_1 said:
Use the SSD software utility that comes with your drive package and see if it appears there. If it does, try to update your firmware driver using that software. Restart your computer and it shall work eventually.


There was no software that came with the disk, I went to their website and all they had was a utility to check the serial number and firmware version of the drive you have installed and the SSD shows up on there.

Also no firmware updates from kingston.
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February 20, 2013 4:23:12 PM

pete123edgar said:
Try removing it, boot with the intel ssd and see if it works, then try again with hyper x. Check if you are in ACHI


Intel SSD worked fine when swapped over, bios storage was in IDE mode.

I changed it to ACHI to see if that made a difference but nothing changed.
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February 20, 2013 5:49:46 PM

Plugged in the Kingston SSD to my Macbook Pro and used Disk Utilities to format it to Fat 32 and it fixed the problem.

Thanks.
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December 18, 2013 5:25:44 AM

I had the same problem.

The same solution helped for me too. First you have to format the drive. The Microsoft Windows 8 drive manager utility can do this too, but you have to actualy select the drive in the list from the bottom of the screen. It wont be listed along with your other partitions until it is not formatted.



So you have to click on the drive on the BOTTOM part first. Very silly GUI design... First I didn't see that it is even there! :-/
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