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Windows 7: W-7 on Solid State Drive now in conflict with hard drives?

24 Jul 2013   #11
gregrocker

 

You'd want to Enable ESP for those ports to be hot-swappable. I'd try enabling them and then plug the missing drives into those if you've not already. The other SATA ports won't be hot-swappable, but I'm still not sure why the drives aren't detected.

Still need to see Disk Mgmt. Click on the link: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums


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24 Jul 2013   #12
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Here are a couple more shots...
Do I enable ALL ports to ESP? Keep in mind that the system will not boot with either of the HDDs connected. IS IT OK TO HOT- PLUG ONE IN WITH THE SYSTEM RUNNG IN AND ESP ENABLED FOR THE SATA PORT IT IS PLUGGED INTO? (caps just to be sure we understand each other..)



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24 Jul 2013   #13
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just to make it clear here for my muddled mind... I have a GIGABYTE mother board here with 4-on board SATA plugs; SATA 0-1-2-3. Does it matter which drive is plugged into what? And, should all ports be enabled to ESP, or which ones?
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24 Jul 2013   #14
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I figured it out. Will post what I did after I proof it a bit.
THANKS ALL!
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24 Jul 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

Great News! Yes, let us know for sure as this will help others too.
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24 Jul 2013   #16
idahjo

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Great News! Yes, let us know for sure as this will help others too.
You guys are great! It is comforting to be able to dig into my computers and know help is near.
Also, Samsung's support fellow I spoke to was no-wait and very helpful. He confirmed that what I was seeing was a correct install on the WIndows-7 program for the system SSD device (whew!) The Magician software they provide seems to work great for tuning their SSD when the user has no knowledge of optimal settings. However, their 'magical' program to make the OP move from the HDD to the new SSD was a total funk for me.... guess a fresh install never hurts anyone, eh? One thing you want to do first is to change the BIOS from NATIVE IDE to AHCI or it will not recognize the SSD.

The BIOS solution was this:
1) Be sure the ON CHIP SATA has been changed to AHCI
2) CMOS Setup Utility- set from DISABLED to ESP for the SATA plugs that connect the HDDs

The 1.5T HDD that was NTFS had an ACRONIS safe zone set up on it previously and the removal of the partitions apparently did not prevent the program remnants from halting the OS from loading after the new SSD had the fresh install on it. Would guess that was why the SSD would start only with no other drives connected. This drive had a 3-hour 'wipe' and was set up as MBR. After that the SSD picked it up first time.

The 3T HDD set up as GPT would not pick up on a connected-start up; so with the ESP enabled for it's SATA plug, after a disconnected restart it was hot-plugged into it's SATA and it was also picked up.

All appears to be working perfectly again and there is a noticeably quicker boot-up time. If some of my references are a bit sophomoric, pardon me, I just dig into my computers thru necessity. Thanks again all, God bless!
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