Inquiry about installing a Samsung V-NAND SSD 860 EVO SATA 500gb as a system drive.
I have installed the SSD in Slot 0 (set to non-Raid) to load Windows 10 from a USB. All of that software is fine, but the drive is not recognized.
Is it necessary to make any changes to the BIOS for SSD compared to the previous standard drive?
Dell Precision T7600
SATA SCSI Drive
16 GB RAM
Did you find a solution? I am about to do exactly the same thing. Already have the drive, just downloaded Windows 10 to a flash drive, using slot 0, non-Raid. Was a BIOS change needed, or something else? I have not tried it yet and found your question above. I'd appreciate knowing your outcome. Thanks in advance!
Thank you, Gaylon. Perfect timing, as today is the day. I'm uncertain about the exact sequence of events (never done this), but I guess it'll become clear to me as I go through it? Shutdown, remove all drives, put the SSD in slot 0, boot from the Windows 10 USB, and ... that's when I'll be prompted for the driver? So I'll have two USBs available at the same time, one for the clean boot, the other with the driver?
I'm also wondering whether I first need to Ctrl+I to enter the Intel drive configuration before beginning the windows installation.
If you have answers, great. If not, I'll dive in a hopefully figure it out. Thanks again!
I have a similar issue but I think drivers don't apply for my T7610. I picked up a 256GB SSD and installed it in slot 0 moving the 2TB drive from slot 0 to slot 1. I have 4TB drives in slots 2&3 configured as a raid drive. When I boot the system recognizes the 2 TB drive and the logical drive, raid drive, but only recognizes the 256GB as 1024MB. I tried changing to UEFI in the Boot options list but that does not seem to help instead eliminating the list of drives and replacing them with boot sequences of Win boot mngr and ESXi. Any idea what I am doing wrong? My goal is to boot esxi from the 256 with the 2TB being data for virtual systems and the Logical drive available to the virtual machines for boot and storage. This way I can boot many OSs to run different versions of games
Rob, thank you. I will pull everything else and boot with just the ssd although I dont know if the 2013 7610 with the latest bios will work with a sata 3 ssd at this point.
The interesting thing is that the reason I need something small and quick is that VMWare made ESXi 7 not able to use flash cards to boot from. ESXi needs a drive to boot from and a drive to run data on. I am just trying to find something to boot from at this point
And on another note and I could be wrong but reading on esxi it seems that it does not support software raid. Looks like Sata mode needs set to ahci and then if you need raid you have to use a physical raid controller. Try using raid mode first just like I said with boot drive only to start. If it doesn't work change Sata mode in bios to ahci and try again the same way.
I am going to bring this up again - because I have just gone through the mill for two weeks working with my T7600 drives. I had no clue about how important it is to recognize the difference between MBR and GPT on both SSDs and HDDs.
To run correctly with Windows 10 on a T7600, your system drive should be formatted to EUFI. Then all the other drives should be formatted to GPT.
Google it if you want the details of why this is so.
My boot drive, originally a 256 GB SSD, now a cloned 1T SSD was originally formatted (not by me) to Legacy BIOS. The only way that can be changed is by reformatting the drive to EUFI and reinstalling Windows. You can however, change your DATA ONLY drives to GPT and leave the boot drive as LEGACY.
The reason I did that was because I discovered that Windows would recognize only 2T of my new 6T data drive. Windows will only recognize 2T of a drive formatted to MBR.
For you, the key is that you will need to format your SSD to have Windows recognize it. And choose EUFI when it asks you if you want MBR or EUFI.
Please do let me know if this works for you. I hope I have been clear.