ssd not recognized

patches0001

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Hello, I just put together a new rig.

MSI B250M Pro-vd
i3-7100
ddr4 8gb
xfx 4gb gpu
Asus drive
san disk 32 gb ssd
evga 600 psu

I know the ssd is too small but I just want to see it work. The problem is when I turn it on I get to a MSI click bios screen. There is a list of SATA ports 1 thru 6 and a message 'not present'.

I have the psu plugged into the asus drive and the ssd and a separate cable connecting the asus drive and the ssd together. Am I doing it right?
 

patches0001

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It's an old 'ready cache' drive.

I only have one ssd and one asus optical drive and they are connected to the psu and each other not the mb directly.
 


You keep talking about the SATA power cable. That isn't your problem.

Do you have a SATA data cable connected from the SSD to one of the six SATA connectors on the motherboard?
 

patches0001

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I put in a M.2 ssd today and it fired right up. I guess it was the old ssd. I also plugged the optical to the mb. The error message I got before was 'no bootable disk press any key' but nothing happened when I pressed a key. Anyways it works now. Thanks for your interest.
 

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