BIOS does not see my HDD

June 24, 2009 at 10:04:04
Specs: Windows Vista
Samsung Q1U -- attempted to replace Toshiba 1.8" PATA ZIF HDD with a Runcore 1.8" PATA ZIF SSD. Worked briefly but then stopped -- can connect both devices via USB housing but neither is recognized in BIOS when installed and connected to main board.

Tried to re-flash BIOS but could not find a way to do that. Used Samsung Q1U Recovery CD -- boots into recovery program but since it does not see a drive cannot proceed -- attempt to use startup recovery tool does not work.

Have checked and rechecked cable and ZIIF connectors and see no sign of damage or failure.

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June 24, 2009 at 11:39:25
USB drive are probably not going to be configured in the BIOS.

If you have a working OS then look for the USB drive in Disk Management. You may need to take ownership of the files/folders.

I don't use Vista so I can't tell you how to do the in Vista. The main issue is to see if the drive/s are showing in Disk Management.

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June 24, 2009 at 12:28:12
Sorry - I wasn't clear. I am not trying to configure HDD in USB -- just saying that both drives work when connected to another pc using USB enclosure. Neither HDD works when connected via ZIF to main board in my Q1U -- BIOS does not see a drive.

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June 24, 2009 at 12:38:30
I don't know what the ZIF connection you mention is. The only ZIF I am familiar with is the CPU socket. Do you mean an eSATA connection?

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