Windows 10: New SSD Won't Set Up Solved

  1.    10 Feb 2017 #1

    New SSD Won't Set Up


    Haven't done this in a while so not sure if I missed a step. I have a new SSD and Win 10 sees it in the admin tools but all options to format, partition are grayed out.
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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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       10 Feb 2017 #2

    Have you gone to disk manager(right click Windows icon) and set a New Simple Volume?
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  3.    10 Feb 2017 #3

    That seems to be the issue I have. I see the drive but all options are grayed out.
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  4.    10 Feb 2017 #4

    I just got a I/0 device error (whatever that means
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  5. Cliff S's Avatar
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       10 Feb 2017 #5

    You could try double checking your SATA data and power cable connections.
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  6.    10 Feb 2017 #6

    I was just going to advise you that I have quick release drive setups and I tried a different one and it works perfect. Strange that the one slot didn't work as I have used drives in that one before. Thanks for you help.
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  7. Cliff S's Avatar
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       10 Feb 2017 #7

    You're welcome, it could be that SATA port might share with a PCI or PCIe port.
    On my MOBO when I use my M.2 slot, I lose 2 of my SATA ports.
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  8.    10 Feb 2017 #8

    Could be. I am going to open the computer up and recheck or re-do some cables.
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  9.    10 Feb 2017 #9

    Cliff S said: View Post
    You're welcome, it could be that SATA port might share with a PCI or PCIe port.
    On my MOBO when I use my M.2 slot, I lose 2 of my SATA ports.
    FYI, I unplugged and switched SATA ports and all the drives work perfect now. Like you said I might have lost that one SATA port for some reason.
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