View Full Version : Samsung EVO PRO 256GB not being recognized in UEFI BIOS in my ASUS g750jw HELP PLZ?

03-12-2014, 08:59 PM
I plug in my SSD in the primary drive bay. The BIOS just says its empty hard disk. even though i cloned it with the samsung software.

I used the samsung data migration software, and this software is just pure CRAP!!!!

the cloning went through but the SSD is not getting detected in the BIOS and will not boot into windows 8.1.

I think the SATA connections may be faulty or the SSD itself may be faulty.

well, my original SAMSUNG mechanical HDD works perfectly fine in the same BAY- sata port,

And when I plug the SAMSUNG into my SATA to USB adapter, I am able to initialize the SSD via computer management and format.

and I was able to clone the SSD. So, I am able to see it via the SATA to USB connector. But when I plug it in my BAY 1, I do not see in the BIOS.

When I plug in my SAMSUNG mechanical HDD in BAY 1, and my Samsung SSD in BAY 2, I am able to see it in BIOS and it says samsung ssd port 0.

so, I am so frustrated and clueless is to what the issue is?

Yes, I initialized the Samsung SSD using MBR .

Okay, Now I was able to create a recovery disk , I installed my SSD in the primary bay location,

I rebooted my laptop using the recovery disk.

I chose the option refresh PC and now it gives me error message " the drive where windows is installed is LOCKED. Unlock the drive and try again. "

This is so frustrating. I followed all the instructions to the dot. and now I am stuck at this point.

I am been trying to figure this for 2 whole days with NO SUCCESS.

Any help is very much appreciated.

thanks in advance

03-12-2014, 10:51 PM
well you answered you own question your system is UEFI GPT and you initialized your SSD MBR therir not compatible. I think Samsung is still using Norton Ghost which is not UEFI Compliant and seldom works for UEFI. I would suggest you use Diskpart and Clean your SSD then Convert it to GPT. Then download Macrium Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx)and try to clone your disk to SSD again. If this doesn't work since you may have converted your Hard Drive to MBR you'll have to clean install 8.1. Here is a link in with lots of information on upgrading to SSD (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?28758-GUIDE-G55-G75-Upgrade-Notes&country=&status=) Clean Installing and Cloning it in the G75 forum but applies to your system also.

03-12-2014, 11:44 PM
I do not see any links on your post. could you please, provide the links again. How do I convert to GPT using diskpart ???

thanks for the response. just got done speaking to SAMSUNG tech support and they are saying it could be a issue with the SATA connections. SAMSUNG support told me get a 7mm spacer for the bay. I have a 8mm bracket with the HDD original drive. I am gonna try what u suggest.

03-13-2014, 01:41 AM
I had no issues with the Samsung software, not that it helps, but Asus Backtracker didn't work for me.

03-13-2014, 02:02 AM
I had no issues with the Samsung software, not that it helps, but Asus Backtracker didn't work for me.

which SSD you have? how did you get it to work?

03-13-2014, 06:22 PM
How to convert Disk/SSD to GPT (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297800)
hmm, most of the Samsung SSD 7mm ship with a spacer for 9.5mm caddies you might not have realize what it was when you opened the package. Yes that would be important for you to make and hold a good connection. The spacer goes under the SSD to bring the connection up level with each other.
Macrium Reflect is linked
look closely you'll see the word themselves are links.

03-13-2014, 06:28 PM
It doesn't matter which SSD you have Macruim Reflect (http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.aspx) will clone for you for free.