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Connect SSD system and can't find hard drive, just master these
Bought an expensive solid state hard drive with a new old machine, two happy things intersect, and who knows if it could bring more happiness...
If system does not recognize new SSD you bought after installation, what happens?First, lack of drivers
Generally speaking, SATA SSDs are plug-and-play capable.
However, some older systems (XP or below) may not have a hard drive (basically an AHCI drive), just download and install it.
If your system is Win7 or above, then SSD cannot be recognized in AHCI mode, but IDE mode can recognize it, which means that you did not select AHCI mode in BIOS during installation.
If you buy an NVMe SSD, it is recommended that you upgrade to Win8.1 or later, as systems below Win7 require NVMe driver to be installed for normal use. You can go to official Microsoft website to download two hotfix packages KB2990941 and KB3087873 to install, and then restart your computer.Secondly, CSM module is disabled.
If, after confirming that system and drivers are working properly, BIOS still cannot find SSD, UEFI boot may have disabled CSM Compatibility Support Module.
Since new hard drive does not have an operating system, this item will be directly ignored. You can enable Launch CSM (set to Enabled) in BIOS settings.Thirdly, SSD is not formatted
If you still can't see your hard drive when you turn on your computer, your SSD may not have been formatted.
Right click on Win 10 logo (or My Computer icon), select "Computer Management" - "Disk Management", if there is an uninitialized hard drive, a dialog will pop up automatically, just format it.Fourth, motherboard does not support
Especially for older laptops, many of them do not support NVMe protocol, in which case only SSDs with SATA interfaces can be used.
Finally, it's important to remember that SSDs must be purchased through official channels. In this way counterfeits and refurbished goods can be eliminated, and vehicle can be avoided from tipping over from source, which saves time and nerves.