Why isn’t my SSD showing up?

I am gonna show you the quickest way to troubleshoot your SSD not showing up issue.

If you’re using an SSD and it isn’t showing up on your computer, don’t panic. It’s most likely not a hardware issue. There are a few things you can do to fix the problem before you need to take it in for service.

Do I need to Format my SSD after installing in my PC?

The SSD needs to be formatted before it will show up in your system. This blog post discusses why this happens and how you can make sure that you are formatting your SSD correctly so that it works with no problems!

How to Fix if SSD is not showing up?

  • Make sure that the power cable is plugged in securely at both ends and that there is no damage to the cord or plug end.
  • Try removing any additional devices from your system (e.g., USB thumb drives, external hard disk drives);
  • Reboot your computer if these steps don’t work then reboot again after unplugging everything except your monitor and keyboard.
  • If this doesn’t work either, contact customer service for assistance with diagnosing

You may need to format the SSD if you are having problems getting it to show up in your system.

If formatting does not work, try unplugging and plugging back in again. This will refresh the SSD connection with the computer and usually fixes the problem of SSD not showing up.

This blog post discusses why this happens and how you can make sure that you are formatting your SSD correctly so that it will work with no problems!

Ryan MacWha

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