Fix: New SSD not showing up

Tried putting ssd cables again and again ???? Still new SSD is not showing up???

Are you going to break new SSD?

No No…here is the solution of how you can fix the problem if the new ssd is not showing up after installing correctly.

The 2.5-inch SATA SSD enjoys the reputation of being an easy and cheap solution for adding extra space to your computer, making it a highly recommended choice by many manufacturers and users. But as we all know, any product has its own advantages and disadvantages, and what you gain may not always be exactly what you expected. This article will explain – why SSD is not showing up after connecting?

There are several reasons that could cause this problem. Here we’ll go through them one by one:

1) No drive detected (ATA/IDE/SATA) issue:

It’s quite possible that your motherboard or computer disk controller can’t “see” the drive in two cases:

  • 1) If the drive is unintentionally connected to an onboard SATA connector that doesn’t support 6 Gb/s, or 2)
  • If the motherboard supports 6Gb/s but is set to operate in 3Gb/s mode.

Also read: Why do SSDs have Limited writes?

2) Disconnected power cable:

Make sure the drive’s power cable is connected properly and try another A/C outlet.

3) Bad SATA port or bad SATA data cable:

This one can be tricky. It may not always work when connecting a new device to different SATA ports on the same controller because some of them are probably faulty (due to aging).

When replacing an existing drive with a new one, you should connect it only to its own dedicated SATA port; don’t mix old and new drives on the same channel.

4) The drive fails to initialize:

This is a more complex case. In some cases, the data cable may be defective even though you’ve been assured that it’s tested and working properly.

In other cases, damaged or loose contacts on the drive enclosure could make it impossible for the controller to access all the memory locations correctly in spite of passing all tests by manufacturer and/or vendors’ in-house testing procedures.

5) Bad storage device

If none of the previous steps has helped, then there must be something really wrong with your new SSD. It can happen when you buy a used storage device off eBay, or after dropping it accidentally (water will do crazy things). You should probably try contacting its manufacturer about the issue.

Ryan MacWha

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