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Windows doesn't load from SSD when HDD is mounted using caddy

2016-07-26, 7:34 AM



i have E50. Decided to upgrade to SSD(240GB) and use HDD(1TB) as a second drive that is mounted using caddy(some cheap chinese model with a lot of good reviews). Unfortunately i have faced a problem. If i have only SSD pluged in windows work just fine, but if i mount caddy BIOS can see that there is second drive but Windows doesn't load, it's stuck in the loading screen and stays like that forever(at least 15min TBH)



What i have tried:

- mounting caddy when windows is already loaded(yeah, not very smart), but it doesn't show up in device manager even though green light on caddy is on.

- pluging in HDD as external storage with SATA-USB adaptor. This way it works fine. I've formated it and mounted using caddy. Nothing changed.

- searching for different SATA drivers, but there are none.

- messing with BIOS setting, but there are no setting related with this issue.

- deleting Intel rapid storage technology drivers(it helped for someone with B series), but there were no IRST on my system.


can it be that motherboard can't deal with SATA-type torage that exceeds 1TB?


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