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Bios does not recognize my SSD

I wanted to replace my HDD on S3-951 with a SSD.

Samsung 850 EVO 500gb

However, the ssd is not listed in the bios, and will not show up on Windows 10 install.

With an external sata-usb cable the SDD is perfectly visible on another Acer laptop in the HDD administrator.

Bios 1.18 which seems the last updated available.

 

I then re-installed the "old" HDD that has always been in the S3 and ...........  It does no longer appear either?!!

 

What can have gone wrong during that operation?  And how can I get it back to normal, please?

 

Thanks for any imput!!

 

 

Best Answer

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415 Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    without any HDD/SSD, enter BIOS and give a load defaults (F9 key) and then F10 to save and exit

    put the SSD back and check if it's recognised, have a look under Security tab too if the HDD password is set as frozen or not.

     

    if both HDD and SSD fail to be recognised...can be a bad cable (if any) or a SATA connector issue.

    I'm not an Acer employee.

FAQ & Answers

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer
    Accepted Answer

    without any HDD/SSD, enter BIOS and give a load defaults (F9 key) and then F10 to save and exit

    put the SSD back and check if it's recognised, have a look under Security tab too if the HDD password is set as frozen or not.

     

    if both HDD and SSD fail to be recognised...can be a bad cable (if any) or a SATA connector issue.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • RON99RON99 Posts: 2Member

    Thanks!

    Perhaps upgrading the bios did something strange.  Solved by your F9 tip.

    Best greetings

     

     

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