- 28 months ago
It ALWAYS gives me the hardest time ever, and I have a hard time understanding it. Hardware is easy.
Anyhow, I figured it was going to be simple. Reinstalling my OS into my newly bought SSD. But, no, it wasn't detected in the BIOS boot order, but was detected in general. I installed windows 10 on it. It seemed like it was fine... then I restarted the PC, with the HDD disconnected, and it goes straight to the BIOS. Like the OS wasn't even installed in the first place.
So, I decided to say "To hell with this, I'll figure it out later" and just go back to booting to my HDD. But an error popped and said it was missing a system32 folder. facepalm... I went ahead and disconnected all the drives, reinstalled windows, and tried booting into just the SSD. Well, it threw me back into the BIOS. I was getting pretty irritated. I plugged in all the drives and restarted the PC...
...and it boots into the SSD with no issues.
I don't understand software. It is never cooperative with me. Ever. It was a pain to constantly disconnect and reconnect the SATA cables because since it's a MicroATX mini tower, cabling gets really cramped. Especially when you have 3 HDDs, an SSD, an external power connector for the GPU, a Semi-Modular PSU...
But it was worth the headache. SSDs are amazing. I never really used one much. I installed them for other systems (WITHOUT A HITCH) but only really used them briefly. But, since it's now finally on my own PC, I can really appreciate it. I just care about the boot times. Don't really care for game load times.
I am rambling. How many of you had your battles with software, or hardware if it's the opposite for you? I sure as hell know that I don't want to mess with another SATA SSD for a while... maybe M.2 will be easier.