My HDD does not show on bios AND disk management [Solved/Closed]

Reaper123 2 Posts Saturday December 10, 2016Registration date December 15, 2016 Last seen - Dec 10, 2016 at 01:32 PM - Latest reply: Reaper123 2 Posts Saturday December 10, 2016Registration date December 15, 2016 Last seen
- Dec 15, 2016 at 07:34 AM
Hello
my HDD works fine and my new samsung ssd 850 evo m2 ALSO works fine, the problem is when i plug them BOTH in my asus h170 gaming pro motherboard it only shows the ssd and no hdd.
when i booted from the ssd (the only choice i had) and went to disk management i didnt find the hdd there either but if i use the hdd alone it works fine.
please tell me what to do to make them both work.
thanks in advance.
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R2D2_WD 3616 Posts Monday September 1, 2014Registration dateCertified CCM ContributorStatus February 20, 2017 Last seen - Dec 12, 2016 at 03:52 AM
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Thank you
Hi Reaper,

Connect both the HDD and the SSD and open the BIOS menu. Are both drives listed there? If not, there may be a connectivity issue caused by the motherboard. Have you tested all SATA ports? Reset BIOS to default settings and try again. You may need to open the motherboard manufacturer’s web page and search for a BIOS update. Any chance to connect the HDD as an external drive? Check if it will be recognized.
Are you using a dedicated video card? If so, try booting while using only the integrated video and connect both drives.

Hope this helps

Reaper123 2 Posts Saturday December 10, 2016Registration date December 15, 2016 Last seen - Dec 15, 2016 at 07:34 AM
Thank you for replaying....I solved the problem by using the override option after changing the SATA port. only then did the hdd and ssd m2 both appear on my boot list and now i can use them both at the same time.