Question Samsung Evo 860 Issue - SSD not detected by BIOS

amonaghan

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Hi,

I have a strange issue. I have an Advent DT2410 which currently has a 2Tb SATA mechanical drive. I am attempting to swap this out for a 500Gb SSD (I'll add the mech drive in as a slave eventually). However, when I connect the SSD (Samsung Evo 860) and attempt to install windows 10 via USB, the installer complained it couldn't find any device to install to.

I checked in BIOS, and sure enough, SATA 1 port showed as device "not present". However, I reboot the machine and it shows "SATA1 Samsung Evo 860" ..... I reboot a second time, and it's back to "not present". I assume loose cable, etc. but it's completely reproducible that on every 2nd boot, the device is listed! Every other time, it's "not present"!

I tested the SSD in another (much older) desktop, and it shows every time. I then reset the BIOS to factory settings on the Advent machine, and try every SATA port - same issue. I even used the power supply from the other machine as a test, and the issue is still there. Connecting the mechanical disk back to the machine and the machine works as before - it just doesn't 'like' the SSD!

Any guidance or thoughts would be appreciated

Many thanks,
Andrew
 

amonaghan

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Hey Titan, thanks for the reply. I'll have a look in the settings for HDD delay. I did try to find updated firmware yesterday but it seems the manufacturer no longer exists.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

amonaghan

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Sadly this doesn't seem to have worked! Couldn't find any option for delay. The bios is on version 3.0, and there is an update to version 3.6. the m-flash utility however complains that the file is not correct and would leave the machine unbootable! Never ending!

The motherboard itself is an MSI H61M-P31/W8
 

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