Question Boot drive not detected while new SSD is plugged in?

Bugal Jackson

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I'm trying to replace my old C: boot drive, a 120gb adata SSD, with a new 500 GB WD NVMe SSD, trying to clone my old ssd to it. But I have seen that while both are plugged in, my adata will not be detected in BIOS. It doesn't seem to appear anywhere. I tried unplugging my other various drives but it is the same result. So I unplug the new NVMe drive and now my Adata boot drive is working again. What is going on here?

edit: I have a gigabyte motherboard/BIOS.
 
I can't be sure since you did not identify your motherboard, but on many motherboards using the M.2 port will disable 2 SATA ports. I am guessing that is what is happening here. Try switching your boot drive to a different SATA port.
 

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