Question SSD in Optical bay is recognized as USD device (speeds are terrible)

rednus2000

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HP 15-db0186au
SSD used : Crucial BX500 120GB

Removed my optical bay to add this SSD with a caddy bay
Tested the caddy and the SSD with another system/laptop, they are working fine.

I think the problem is either with my BIOS or with my SATA / AHCI Controller.
Please help I am purely dedicating this SSD to heavy software like MATLAB which loads for an eternity in HDDs

Thanks
 
the motherboard manual should explain which, if any, SATA ports are affected by other connected devices. and what speeds they are all rated at.
how many does the board have available?

one quick test you could do to determine if a SATA speed limitation is taking place to a certain port(s)
is to test the drive on other ports.

also possible that Crucial has specific drivers for this disk that may help with it's proper recognition in Device Manager.
have you also checked that the latest motherboard system drivers are installed?
 

rednus2000

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Tried everything (updated all the related drivers, BIOS and the SSD firmware)
Windows is behaving weird after its installation
The drive is good (checked with my desktop)






Thanks for the help appreciate it
 
there's a possibility that the optical bay has some type of USB > SATA connection designed to run an optical drive.

if this is true and is the connection you are using to run the SSD,
check if there are empty proper SATA ports you can directly connect the drive to.
 

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