Windows 10: SSD is not recognised by Win10 (or BIOS) every now and then.

Discus and support SSD is not recognised by Win10 (or BIOS) every now and then. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hey guys, I have just had a WD SSD put into my laptop. It is not the M2 drive, but a secondary SSD. Every now and then ....it is not recognised. It is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Elysium, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Elysium Win User

    SSD is not recognised by Win10 (or BIOS) every now and then.


    Hey guys,

    I have just had a WD SSD put into my laptop. It is not the M2 drive, but a secondary SSD. Every now and then ....it is not recognised. It is not even in Disk Management.

    I have changed the SATA mode selection to ACHI and reinstalled Win10. I thought that the problem originally was that the SATa mode selection was set to Intel RST Premium, but after a restart I am having the same issue....the SSD has just disappeared. I have installed WD Dasboard to check for errors in the SSD, but it shows that everything is okay. I thought it was a connector issue or something, but it doesnt happen randomly while the SSD is in use. It normally happens after a restart.

    This SSD was originally used as an external HD and I had to disconnec/connect it sometimes, because Win10 just didnt recognise it. Could this be some short of Win10 issue that it doesnt always recognise SSDs? Has anyone had the same issue and found a solution?

    Thank you.


    SSD is not recognised by Win10 (or BIOS) every now and then. [​IMG]

    SSD is not recognised by Win10 (or BIOS) every now and then. [​IMG]

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    Elysium, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. HairyFool Win User

    Windows 10 SSD Boot and Sleep faliure

    Windows cannot stop the BIOS recognising the SSD. If at any time you can go into the BIOS and the SSD is not listed then you have an (intermittent) hardware fault. It does not matter what the precursor steps are if the hardware was OK it must be listed

    Step 6 is categorical, you have a hardware fault. BIOS device recognition is always before drivers load so they cannot affect the process
     
    HairyFool, Nov 21, 2020
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  3. Josh_922 Win User
    Win10 clean install on Samsung SSD 850 EVO

    BLUF: SSD is not listed ubder "Where do you want to install Windows?"

    Steps Complete:

    1. I've create a Win10 bootable install usb.

    2. I connect the new Samsung SSD 850 EVO via SATA.

    3. I reboot PC and verify SSD is seen by the motherboard/BIOS

    4. Begin Win10 install via usb.

    5. Get to "Where do you want to install Windows?" and the SSD is not listed

    Problems:

    1. Samsung does not offer a driver for the 850 on their website

    2. Cannot locate driver elsewhere

    Unsuccessful Mitigations Steps Attempt:

    A. Format & partition SSD via Windows Disk Management, then retried steps 1-5 above....same result

    B. Clone existing HHD onto SSD via "Image for Windows" by TeraByte, then verified SSD contents via Windows Explorer....similar result

    Can you please offer some advice on locating a driver for a Samsung SSD 850 EVO 1TB drive? Or an alternative method?

    Thank you
     
    Josh_922, Nov 21, 2020
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  4. SSD is not recognised by Win10 (or BIOS) every now and then.

    ssd not recognised


    After update to Windows 10 Anniversary Update I now am getting same problem.

    SSD's not recognised. I tried running "winsat formal" from an elevated (admin) command as suggested by Word Man and done previously when I got this problem with no success.

    Any suggestions?
     
    jaburmester, Nov 21, 2020
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