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M58e won't boot from cloned SSD on SATA1, but boots on SATA2

I wanted to replace the aging HDD on my 7269E4U with an SSD. I connected the SSD to SATA2 (the CD-ROM connector) and cloned my hard drive (SATA1) using EaseUS ToDo Backup. It worked, but…

 

I can boot with the hard drive disconnected, but only if the SSD is on the same connector (SATA2) as when I cloned it. If I move it to SATA1, the PC will show the Windows 10 logo for a half-second and then shut off. I did confirm, in the BIOS, that the first boot device was the hard disk, and that my SSD was shown in the list of available hard disks in the following section. (Of course, it was the only hard disk.)

 

How can I get my M58e to boot with the SSD connected to SATA1, so I can reconnect the CD-ROM drive to its original SATA2? Thanks!

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Re: M58e won't boot from cloned SSD on SATA1, but boots on SATA2

 

I can boot with the hard drive disconnected, but only if the SSD is on the same connector (SATA2) as when I cloned it.

 


Did you try leaving the SSD on SATA port 2 and connecting the optical to SATA port 1?  (All the SATA ports are the same 3Gb/s speed.) 

 

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BlaqC
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Re: M58e won't boot from cloned SSD on SATA1, but boots on SATA2

Well, I guess I could swap the cables. Thanks, I'll do that.

That still leaves the question, why would this happen?

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