Windows 10: connect hdd ssd to computer

Discus and support connect hdd ssd to computer in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; computer: computer has a hdd item: a 2nd hdd how: to connect a 2nd hdd externally to a computer ? needs: what do you need? like what cable?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by helpfixcomputer, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. connect hdd ssd to computer


    computer: computer has a hdd

    item: a 2nd hdd

    how: to connect a 2nd hdd externally to a computer ?

    needs: what do you need? like what cable? everything else what do you need? pls link what is needed on amazon so we can understand what is needed


    this is item, a regular hdd: Hard disk drive - Wikipedia

    it's not an external hdd, it's just a regular laptop internal hdd

    how do we know what are the names of the connector in the regular hdd?
    for example the name of the connector labeled on the drive itself would be helpful

    is there a chart anywhere?


    all the same questions also for ssd

    :)
     
    helpfixcomputer, Nov 30, 2020
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  2. NavyLCDR Win User

    HDD not appearing in BIOS when SSD is connected

    The first question is, will the computer boot from the SSD with the HDD disconnected. If the answer to that is yes, then what you will need to do is:
    Reconnect the hard drive
    Boot from a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive (or DVD)
    At the very first Windows setup screen, press Shift+F10 to open a command prompt
    Run:
    Code:
    Then remove the USB flash drive and reboot the computer and you should be good to go. If your new Data drive does not show up in file explorer, then you may have to assign it a drive letter in disk management.

    The next step would be to copy your data back to the HDD, and then after that just delete the extra partition on the SSD and resize the Windows partition.

    If you need me to, I can create a VM on my computer with two drives and show you the command line steps as they would really look.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 30, 2020
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  3. BulldogXX Win User
    HDD to SSD

    I don't understand why you changed the boot order in your BIOS.

    When you image or clone an HDD, and restore the image or clone to an SSD, you've got an identical copy of your computer on a different hard drive. Nothing has changed, really. So the next step is to remove the HDD from your computer and replace it with the
    SSD, then carry on as normal.
     
    BulldogXX, Nov 30, 2020
    #3
  4. connect hdd ssd to computer

    External SSD recognized as HDD in Windows 10

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand your query related to External SSD showing as HDD when connected to the PC using USB 3.0 port. For further clarity on the issue, please respond to the questions below.



    1. Have you tried connecting the SSD to any other PC?
    2. Are you using any converter to connect the SSD through USB 3.0 port?
    3. Are you using a RAID configuration?


    I have researched on your query and found that the SSD that you are using is an internal SSD drive, in this case I would suggest you to try updating the Intel Rapid Storage drivers from the

    intel website
    and see if that helps.



    In addition, this issue can occur if the SSD is connected to a SATA controller that is identified as RAID (SCSI). I would suggest you to try connecting the SSD to a SATA port that uses AHCI controller such as Intel SATA controller/chipset.



    Please get back to us with the detailed information to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Nov 30, 2020
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