Originally Posted by EmeraldICE
Hey thanks for the help guys. Unfortunately neither of your suggestions worked.
I've tried both the intel 6gb sata ports (white) and the standard intel 3gb ports (light blue) but neither are able to find the drive.
Strange because BIOS sees the drive perfectly.
Also, I went into disk management to check and my drive is already initialized.
I've also tried enabling hot plugging on each port I've tried but that didn't work either, and AHCI mode or IDE mode don't make a difference.
If this has been posted already then sorry, b ut..
Have you inserted your mobo disk and installed all the sata drivers and such? I have the same board as you. Do you have any of the controllers enabled/disabled in the bios? I have the marvell and jmicron controllers disabled in the bios for quick startup. I believe its in the advanced section of your bios. When I first installed this mobo and put the ssd in, it wouldn't identify until I installed the mobo drivers.
Also, if this is a new install, are you completely up to date on updates? OH....FORGOT THIS.
This one was big. When you reinstall windows I clicked "format" on the install screen instead of just clicking the drive and installing windows over itself, which has always worked for me. DO NOT click format because windows will automatically create a 100mb system reserved partition, and your computer wont know which to boot from and where windows is. If you have this, clear the drive with killdisk, just reinstall windows and do not click format at the install menu, just install it over itself. That stupid partition is what gave me that problem.Edited by guitarmageddon88 - 1/15/12 at 10:16am