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Secondary SSD hard disk not being detected

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HP ENVY TouchSmart m7-j078ca Notebook PC
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Hello, I recently added a new SSD drive to my laptop (HP ENVY TouchSmart 17") but the drive is not detected in the BIOS and doesn't show up in the Disk Manager or in the File Explorer.

 

The cable seems to be working fine as I tried it on the regular (main drive) and it works fine for it,

I cannot do anything to enable the drive in the BIOS as I don't seem to have access to any advanced options (locked or non-existent on my laptop).

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

 

 

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@pani0202 

 

It specs

 

             https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04085233

 

It has  1TB hybrid hard drive (1TB 5400RPM + 8GB NAND) with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection now. The series supports 2TB+2TB, 750GB+750GB. I don't think the second slot was disabled. Please try to re-seat the seoncd drive properly and make sure the SATA port is connected with a cable.

 

           hdd2.png

 

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BH
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Thanks for the reply. Yes I've done all this. The new SSD drive was connected properly in the second slot but for some reason, it's not recognized by my laptop and there no place in the BIOS to make any adjustments (if needed).

 

I also tried connecting the original drive (the 1TB one) in slot 2 and when I do that it's not recognized either, so i'm wondering if the second slot is somehow disabled. Is there a way I can enable it? As I said, there's no place in the BIOS I can do that (or check whether it's disabled).

 

Any other ideas

 

 

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Hello, not sure if anyone else has any ideas on how to resolve this issue.

 

Thanks!

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Hello, I'm bumping this up as I'm still trying to find a helpful reply to my original question. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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