[SOLVED] Old HDD not detected with new SSD

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Hey guys. I recently bought a 256GB SSD to speed up my pc by putting OS on it and some games, and was going to have my old hard drive as storage with all my old files still there. However when the SSD is inside the computer my old hard drive is not detected at all, not in the bios or windows. Take the SSD out, hard drive works just like it did before. My hard drive is old and REALLY slow (says it's from dec 2014 although has had multiple clean installs since, boot takes around 5 minutes, and hits 100% usage very easily) but surely I could still use it for storage? For less important games and programs and such?

When I was trying to get my hard drive to work with the SSD I tried changing SATA ports and SATA cables. The stuff I found online all says the same stuff, already tried most of it. The drive DOES spin with the SSD inside, no weird noises.

Any help would be very much appreciated, until then I will be leaving my SSD in its box.

The SSD I got if it is important.
 

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Hey guys. I recently bought a 256GB SSD to speed up my pc by putting OS on it and some games, and was going to have my old hard drive as storage with all my old files still there. However when the SSD is inside the computer my old hard drive is not detected at all, not in the bios or windows.

The SSD I got if it is important.
NVMe SSD.
Often, use of an NVMe drive disables one or more SATA ports.

Likely, you just need to move the HDD to a different SATA port.

What motherboard is this? Knowing this can conclusively determine if this is the case.
 

weffals

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Well the one it's connected to happens to be ASATA3 and the one right next to it which is the other one I tried is most likely ASATA3.1 so that's probably why. Tomorrow I will try out switching to a completely new port. Will update you once it's done.
 
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