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I have a Toshiba L850-13R laptop and I want to upgrade from a HDD to a SSD. However I read on forums that there could be problems where the BIOS could not see the newly bought SSD.

How can I check if my BIOS is compatible with a SSD ?

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That is just silly. Simple SATA based SSD drives uses SATA, which is a standard. It will work.
So from a BIOS side, there is no problem.

But maybe it uses some special HDD enclosure or some other fitting that people ignored.
I can't think of anything else. Try taking it apart and check. If it's a standard SATA drive, it will work.

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Thanks for the advice and the answer. –  Adam Varhegyi Nov 16 '13 at 14:17
    
You may run into issues with PCI-E flash "drives" and "PATA" SSDs. If it has a standard SATA connector (and you aren't trying to put an mSATA drive into a non-mSATA slot) you should have no issue. –  ultrasawblade Nov 16 '13 at 15:11
    
@ultrasawblade - Is there even a PATA SSD? –  Shiki Nov 16 '13 at 15:14
    
I haven't actually bought one yet but they connect via Mini-PCIe and I guess show up as an IDE drive. To add storage to a laptop if you don't have an mSATA and only have miniPCIe slots. I'm hoping, anyway. Various well known auction sites have them. –  ultrasawblade Nov 16 '13 at 15:39
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