I have a relatively old computer I wanted to quickly spiff up as part of my SSD addiction. The motherboard is an Abit AS8 and it was already connected to a SATA 7200, which still works fine. I put in the new SSD (Patriot Pyro), fired up an XP install with slipped SATA drivers, formatted and copied everything on the SSD no problems, but then found out the BIOS can't see the SSD to boot! I put the 7200 SATA back in just to make sure (works), and I got the SSD running on a different computer. What could be wrong? Is there some extra protocol the SSD supports that the 7200 doesn't? The motherboard is on "Auto" as far as SATA mode. I tried every possible permutation with the SSD and nothing works. Any thougts?
I have seen this other question: SSD Drive not being recongized in BIOS
This situation is different, because I have other SATA drives working on the computer in question and I have tried my SSD successfully on other computers. The question here is: what is it about my BIOS and SSD causing this failure?