Long story short, I configured the SSD as we discussed and received a message essentially saying I was attempting to use a different version of Windows and the “required device no accessible” . Asked for the startup disk and when inserted it offered me the option to do a system restore. I took that and 7 hours later I have a fully functional SSD (none of my files) ( see attached).
A bit disappointed as I have to invest the time in a fresh install but then again I will have a fresh install. TH attached is a shot of the new drive in place.
I have an all in one machine so it takes a bit of doing to swap them out. The “new” machine really screams. 3rd gen i7 plus SSD is the way to go.
Question – Now I have two 1TB drives 3.5 inch sitting here with no use. And no way to wipe them. Thoughts on how ?