Question SSD not detected while clean installing Windows 10 (Old laptop)

Nov 27, 2021
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Hello,

I have a 9-year-old HP Pavilion dv6 (code A3E82AV). Just bought a WD Blue 3D NAND SSD 2.5'' SATA. I thought the clean install could be straightforward, but I was so wrong.

I already detached the HDD, and replaced with the new SSD. Apparently the installation (via Boot USB) did not detect any SSD , neither did BIOS. What could it be?

Some troubleshootings I did:
Tried connecting the SSD via USB port, Disk Mgmt showed it as unallocated (as expected)
Installed Intel Rapid Storage Technology while installing Windows from boot USB -> doesnt work
Plugged the boot USB to different port -> Nope, probably silly lol
Went into BIOS -> hard disk check -> Disk not detected

Thank you in advance!
 

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