Fix: Bios not detecting an SSD

If you cannot find your SSD in the BIOS, it could be for a number of reasons. The most common cause is likely one or more faulty data cables.

If this wasn’t the issue and there were no other problems with power management on startup, then we should move to software troubleshooting by checking that any relevant drivers are installed correctly.

Consider a situation where you enter the system BIOS to change the boot sequence but realize upon entering that your internal SSD isn’t showing up at all! There are many possible causes for this such as having an incorrect SATA cable plugged into its port; however before moving ahead let’s first understand what COULD happen if our “SSD not detected” error occurs:

The reason why this issue comes up:

  • Faulty or broken data cable
  • Outdated device drivers
  • Faulty SSD drive not detected by Computer
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SSD Not Detected?

It’s frustrating when your computer won’t show the drive on-screen and you’re not sure what to do. Luckily, there is a way that will allow you to recover lost data from an SSD without too much hassle.

Connecting it with another PC can be tricky but don’t worry! All we need for this fix are two PCs (one of which does not have any working storage) and some software called Remo Hard Drive Recovery Software. Download Remo Recover onto the second desktop and then follow these steps:

  • -Launch or open up Remo Recover
  • -Select Partitions
  • -Click Scan
  • -When prompted select “Your Disk”
  • -Wait patiently while scanning
  • -You should now see all available partitions

So you had a great day until your computer crashed. Now in the worst-case scenario, not only does it crash but also has an SSD as its main drive? Don’t panic! You can get those files back with help from this article and software.

An unfortunate event happened to me last week when my PC just randomly shut down on me without any warning signs or anything like that – I was really frustrated by what seemed to be happening at first since there weren’t any error messages popping up anywhere giving away why my system suddenly went off for no reason whatsoever.

It wasn’t until after trying out some troubleshooting tactics including checking if all of the cables were plugged into their respective ports properly before determining which ones may have been faulty.


If you are reading this article, chances are that your computer’s SSD is not being detected in BIOS. For those who don’t know much about how a BIOS works or the process of detection, there first needs to be a power for it to function properly with the motherboard and hard drive (or any other devices connected).

If something isn’t providing enough power like an improper cable connection then most likely nothing will get correctly detected by BIOS- including our precious data stored on SSDs.

But fear not! There are really easy ways we can fix such issues without necessarily having to go offline; here I’ll share some common ones so let us all help one another out too!

Ryan MacWha

I am Ryan! I write about performance-driven and reliable SSDs. I can save your time in decision-making. How about you?