SSD question
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Author:  Ryoki [ 12-22-2016 05:17 AM ]
Post subject:  SSD question

Hello my technically gifted friends, a question for you:

I attempted to build my new PC myself (regretting it already) and something's puzzling the shit out of me. To be specific; my Plextor M8Pe(G) - 256GB SSD thingie is not recognized by my MSI Z170 M7 motherboard. I'm pretty sure i plugged that fucker in correctly, but it's not being seen by either the BIOS or windows.

Anyone have any idea what it could be other than a broken device (would seem odd, was being pretty careful)?

Author:  Whiskey 7 [ 12-23-2016 12:40 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: SSD question

Silly question but you have 2 cable connected to it?
I ask because the first time I installed and SSD I only connected the 'data' (SATA) and it wouldn't work. I was thinking like USB drives I guess.

Secondly, are you able to try in another PC? Still have your old one about?

Author:  Ryoki [ 12-27-2016 12:56 AM ]
Post subject:  Re: SSD question

Issue solved!
I'm totally ashamed to admit it, but it turned out to be plugged in incorrectly :D

This is one of those newfangled ones that doesn't need cables btw. It's also insanely fast, my PC boots windows in about 5-7 seconds now. Yays.

Author:  Whiskey 7 [ 12-27-2016 12:38 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: SSD question

Ryoki wrote:

..... one of those newfangled ones that doesn't need cables btw. .....

No cables? I haven't heard of them. Any links to the product?

Author:  obsidian [ 12-27-2016 12:51 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: SSD question

It's a mini-SATA interface. Plugs directly into a port on the motherboard.

Author:  Whiskey 7 [ 12-28-2016 12:09 PM ]
Post subject:  Re: SSD question

Thanks obsidian, I was thinking PCIe..

For those that follow
http://electronicdesign.com/memory/what ... -and-msata
https://rog.asus.com/articles/product-n ... explained/

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