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SATA3 SSD Drive undetected by BIOS

SATA3 SSD Drive undetected by BIOS
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:01:18 pm »

Recently I've bought a new pc with the following stats:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965
Mainboard: Gigabyte 790FXTA-UD5
Graphics card: ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2

I've been running on an old HDD and I wanted to upgrade to SSD. After a lot of hassle at the installing progress, I've managed to install W7 on the SSD. My problem is that I can only run the SSD in SATA2 slots. When I simply connect the SSD to SATA3 it will not be detected and Windows keeps rebooting (I've still got my old HDD with windows installed in a SATA2 slot.)
The SSD I bought is: PNY, it shows in Windows as: SSD2SC120GC1DH16T2-T ATA Device.

I have the following questions:
Is it essential to have a SSD connected to SATA3, and will it run 'slower' on SATA2?
How should I connect it with SATA3?
Why does windows not see my SSD?
How can I solve my problem?

Thank you for your time reading this.


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Re: SATA3 SSD Drive undetected by BIOS
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 08:35:05 am »
first things first, is the SATA-3 controller (marvell) enabled in BIOS?

you say the SSD isn't detected in windows, but does BIOS recognize it?

have you tried the windows drive in the SATA-3 port?
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