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Bikegeek Bikegeek is offline
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Default New SSD no Bios - 05-08-2012, 09:55 PM

I have a Mini9 Bios version A07. I bought a new SSD from Newegg just to upgrade from a 8GB to 30GB. Item#: N82E16820227749

OCZ Strata Series STR-MSATA-30G mSATA 30GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

When I installed the new drive I do not get a Bios screen. The power light comes on for a few seconds and nothing. Now before you say it is a dead drive I installed it on my PC with a SSD slot (Gigabyte MB Z68xp-ud3) and was able to partition / format and copy files to and from. The only thing I did not test is if my PC will boot from it. The old drive still works and tested in my PC as well. Any Ideas?
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lswartz lswartz is offline
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Default 05-09-2012, 12:56 PM

SATA does not work on the Mini 9, it only uses a unique PATA SSD. Before buying one insure that it says that it is for a Mini 9.

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