SSD not showing up in disk management

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jaqhg

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Recently purchased a new SSD (Samsung EVO), have a SATA 3 cable connecting it directly to my motherboard in the SATA1 slot (SATA 0 has a 1TB hard drive). I have not initialized the SSD or anything and was under the impression simply plugging it in like this would allow it to show up in my disk management folder as unallocated, but nothing shows up there besides my current disks.

My question is what can I troubleshoot to see if I can fix this issue? I'm pretty sure my PSU is ample.




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have a SATA 3 cable connecting it directly to my motherboard in the SATA1 slot
You do have pw connected in addition to the sata cable correct?
Next is the drive IDed in the bios?
 

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SATA-0 is showing the hard disk drive?
SATA-1 is not showing the solid state drive?

Did you confirm both the power and data cables are securely connected to the solid state drive?

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jaqhg

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SATA-0 is showing the hard disk drive?
SATA-1 is not showing the solid state drive?

Did you confirm both the power and data cables are securely connected to the solid state drive?

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I solved it by tinkering with the power cables some more. Apparently even though the power cable I was using had a slot to fit my ssd, it wasn't the correct cable. Plugged in the power cable already attached to my hard drive and it worked (it had two separate connections). Thanks for the help.
 
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