Well I bought my first drive Mushkin Chronos 180GB and got it installed in my computer and loaded up.
I went to windows 7 and initialized the drive and then I installed "SSDlife Free" and loaded it up and my the SSD drive came up said it was "powered on 3 times"(thought it was odd but then thought maybe some testing???).
I then restarted my computer and loaded into Acronis. Went to my SSD drive and make a partition called windows(made a basic logical partition). I then loaded up Norton ghost and wanted to copy my current windows onto the SSD drive on the partition I made found out I could not do it through the recovery disk so I made a backup of my windows drive and wanted to then restore it onto the SSD drive.
Came back an hour later when the backup was done. I tried to restore the it on my SSD drive and could not find the partition so I loaded up Acronis again and it did not see it. I then went to the bios and saw only my other hard drive.
What I tried
- Tried uplugging and replugging in both sata and power cables.
- Tried using the power and sata cable from the working drive and giving it the ones that SSD drive were using.
- Tried Sata AHCI Mode (Intel ICH9 Southbridge)
- Tried SATA PORT0-1 NATIVE MODE (Intel ICH9 Southbridge)
Software / hardware
Windows 7 ultimate Gigabyte S-Series GA-P35-DS3L Mother board
I hope someone has some ideas on why it is not being recognized.