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Asus G75, Installing An SSD

by NInami
Hey i've tried to install an SSD in my new G75 laptop. I replaced the already placed harddrive with my new SSD. Everything went fine but it doesn't show when I start up my computer.

I'm pretty new to this stuff so some help would be awesome!

I don't have Windows on it, I only want to install new games on the SSD.

Thanks!

  • Hi

    Perhaps this thread: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?13700-HELP-How-to-Migrate-from-old-SSD-to-new-SSD&country=&status= can give you the answers you seek.

    Is the SSD the primary disk or the second ?
    - fuzon1337, 2 years ago
  • Hi

    Perhaps this thread: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?13700-HELP-How-to-Migrate-from-old-SSD-to-new-SSD&country=&status= can give you the answers you seek.

    Is the SSD the primary disk or the second ?

    Hey, well I put the SSD disk in the primary slot. It doesnt have windows.
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • I dont think that thread is what I'm looking for. My problem is: I can't seem to find the SSD disk. Or rather, my computer doesnt find it. I can locate it in BIOS but when I start the computer it doesnt show as a harddrive.
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • Have you swapped the Boot order in BIOS to point to the 1st drive you swapped out?
    - Myk SilentShadow, 2 years ago
  • I have not swapped in BIOS, but the computer boots. I mean I'm typing from my new computer right now but it wont find my SSD. Windows works fine.
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • I have not swapped in BIOS, but the computer boots. I mean I'm typing from my new computer right now but it wont find my SSD. Windows works fine.

    Well that is very strange to say the least. Have you tried putting the original drive back in the primary and the new SSD as the Secondary? if not, try that and see *if* it changes anything
    - Myk SilentShadow, 2 years ago
  • Well that is very strange to say the least. Have you tried putting the original drive back in the primary and the new SSD as the Secondary? if not, try that and see *if* it changes anything

    Yeah alright I'll try that! Thanks :)
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • Btw is the SATA supose to be IDE in BIOS settings or?
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • I swapped the 2 harddrives so now the SSD is in the secondary slot but didn't change anything. Windows still works fine but I still can't find the SSD on my computer.
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • Does the new G75 have a RAID mode? Could that be the reason for that you can boot into windows without haveing the OS on the primary bay?
    - fuzon1337, 2 years ago
  • Okay now this is even more strange... When I started up windows now, it said "Drivers for Force GT successfully installed" but it STILL doesn't show?! I have no idea :(
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • Does the new G75 have a RAID mode? Could that be the reason for that you can boot into windows without haveing the OS on the primary bay?

    Im really bad at these things but I did see a "RAID" option when I changed the SATA configuration. Am I suppose to have RAID? Or something else?
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • I'm not so good with the RAID and SATA so I have to read about it and learn the difference.....

    I hoped to use a shortcut and someone in this forum could explain that hehe :P I don't want to say if it's supposed to be RAID, but I think that you will gain better performance on RAID than SATA....... please correct me if I'm wrong :)
    - fuzon1337, 2 years ago
  • Where are you looking for your SSD? Does the SSD appear as a disk with unallocated space in Disk Management? It must be partitioned and formatted with a drive letter assigned before you'll see it in Windows Explorer (aka My Computer).
    - dstrakele, 2 years ago
  • Where are you looking for your SSD? Does the SSD appear as a disk with unallocated space in Disk Management? It must be partitioned and formatted with a drive letter assigned before you'll see it in Windows Explorer (aka My Computer).

    Thank you so much! This helped! The SSD is now under "My Computer" and works perfectly! :D
    - NInami, 2 years ago
  • Where are you looking for your SSD? Does the SSD appear as a disk with unallocated space in Disk Management? It must be partitioned and formatted with a drive letter assigned before you'll see it in Windows Explorer (aka My Computer).

    And here I thought all drives came pre-formatted and ready to go out-of-the-box
    - Myk SilentShadow, 2 years ago
  • And here I thought all drives came pre-formatted and ready to go out-of-the-box

    No they don't....
    - Robert_84, 2 years ago
  • I dont think that thread is what I'm looking for. My problem is: I can't seem to find the SSD disk. Or rather, my computer doesnt find it. I can locate it in BIOS but when I start the computer it doesnt show as a harddrive.

    You did not have too remove your other hdd, I put my Samsung 830 , 128GB ssd the the free bay and booted the computer with the factory drive then partioned and formatted the ssd the rebooted and changed the order in the bios then put a windows 7 dvd in and tried to install , I formatted the factory hdd drive , and it kept giving a error when trying to install win 7 to the ssd but after I rebotted the Asus G75 it installed fine, and works great.
    - Hawkster, 2 years ago

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