Right guys, I figured out what the problem was regarding the bios not showing the SSD - I had it plugged into a marvel SATA3 socket.
Ive now reconnected it to the recommended intel one, and it now shows up so the screen looks like this:
Marvell SATA3 Operation Mode: IDE Mode
SATA Mode: IDE Mode
Controller 0: Compatible
Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T: Disabled
SATA3_0: Corsair Force 3 SSD
SATA3_1: Not Detected
SATA2_2: HL-DT-STDVD+-RW GSA-H3 ATAP1
SATA2_3: Not Detected
SATA2_4: Not Detected
SATA2_5: Not Detected
so, what what options here do I need to change?