I recently bought a new SSD from Newegg. I bought the SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120KW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)-->link Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120KW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I disconnected my hard drive and only connected the SSD. I then installed Windows 7 onto the SSD and ensured ACHI was enabled. I then reconnected my HD and went into the BIOS to make sure the boot order was correct. Here comes the problem, only my HD and my CD rom were showing, I could go into the advanced settings and make my SSD boot first, but it still never showed that three devices were connected (SSD, HD, CD/DVD drive). I was curious on how I can go about fixing this and what I did wrong (easier said than done).
My other concern is that I am not sure if the SSD needs to be connected to the Serial ATA 3.0GB/S SATA3G connector or the Serial ATA 6.0 GB/S SATA6G connector. I am not sure if that would make a difference in why only two devices show up in the BIOS, but once Windows has loaded the three devices are there.
I apologize for the big block of text and the numerous problems that have arisen at once. Just one of those things where I should be able to figure it out, but can't and am now frustrated by it.
Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120KW 2.5" 120GB SATA III (recent purchase)
HD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint 5 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
PSU: Rosewill CAPSTONE Series CAPSTONE-750 750W
Graphics: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
MB: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
RAM: 16GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
OS: (Attempting install of Windows 7)