Question SSD shown in BIOS, but nowhere else ?

Jun 7, 2022
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I've just rebuilt my computer from scratch, but this is a problem that has persisted from the previous build.

I have an SSD installed in my computer, but it just refuses to show up in Disk Management. It's in BIOS, but I can't do anything with it from BIOS (as far as I know). I'm kind of tearing out my hair here trying to figure out why I can't even SEE the drive on my system, but it's clearly visible in BIOS. The SSD in question is a Crucial brand 1TB drive, but I've had this exact problem with Corsair drives on my old build.

FWIW, I'm running an ASRock Z970 Pro4 as my motherboard.
 
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RAID is disabled, I'm not sure what AHCI means.

The drive does show up in Device Manager as "CT1000BX500SSD1", which is also how it shows up in the BIOS.

I reckon I need to format it to make it usable, but I don't know how to do that if it won't show up in Disk Management

Also, I'm dumb and misremembered the model of the motherboard. It's a Z390 Pro 4.
 

dwd999

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RAID is disabled, I'm not sure what AHCI means.

The drive does show up in Device Manager as "CT1000BX500SSD1", which is also how it shows up in the BIOS.

I reckon I need to format it to make it usable, but I don't know how to do that if it won't show up in Disk Management

Also, I'm dumb and misremembered the model of the motherboard. It's a Z390 Pro 4.
Try using a real disk management tool like Gparted or Minitool Partition Wizard. If they see the drive, make sure it has a GPT partition identifier, then you should be able to create an NTFS partition and format it.
 

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