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SSD recognized in BIOS but not in windows installation setup. HDD not recognized in either.

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When I first booted into the bios everything was recognized except the HDD. I went to install windows and the ssd was recognized at this point. I exited and inserted the motherboard driver disc. I didn't install anything I just took the cd out. After that the ssd was still being recognized in the bios but not in windows when I went to install it. I switched sata cables and sata position and still the same thing. If I update the bios will that help? What else could I do? 
post #2 of 6
sounds like a bios problem what mobo do you have? and what ssd?
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Try resetting the BIOS. Worked for me when I had a similar situation.
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I have the gigabyte z68xp-ud4. I updated the bios and still nothing. I was able to install ubuntu on the ssd. Im using it right now.
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Just to add to this thread for the NEXT person who spends an hour reading threads trying to find out why their SSD won't show up in Windows, but willin Bios.
Let me say I already had one of these same drives (OCZ Vertex 3) up and running and wanted to add the second for Raid. I was able to see the drive under device manager, but couldn't see it in disk management and therefore thought I couldn't format it. It did list it with the other drives below, only saying that it was "unallocated". So I ended up right clicking on the Disk 0 (that's which sata i had it on) and one of the only options available, the first one, was New Spanned Volume. I started to take me through a setup wizard so I took it slowly not knowing what it was. I realized it was basically the Format when it asked me to name the drive G: Took 3 seconds to format, then it changed from unallocated to New Volume, and when I clicked on MY Computer there was my new disk.
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Software RAID in Win7 is less of a hassel for RAID 1 then using onboard hardware RAID IMHO

Best to use a controller card for a True RAID 0/5 setup or just use the Win7 Software RAID and save the bios hassel it is dealing with SSD's.

Never had a problem with RAID until SSD's came along frown.gif
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