PS - I just updated my BIOS, and still no joy...
In this case that is seen in device manager, it may be that the drive is not yet initialized.
1 - Go to Control Panel >>> System and Security >>> Administrative Tools >>> Computer Management >>> Storage >>> Disk Management - At the lower section of this dialog box, please look for the SSD (Usually is disk 1) underneath the C: drive (usually disk 0).
If the SSD needs to be initialized, you'll see a message saying it needs to be initialized. Let the Wizard complete the process. If you are prompt to choose MBR or GPT, please select MBR. If you do not get this message, please right click on the square box that says Disk # (e.g Disk 1) and initialize the SSD. If the SSD is labeled as unallocated, then that means it needs a partition created. You can do this by right clicking on the area that says unallocated and select New Simple Volume and apply the default options. Allow it to format it at the end. Once the process is over, you should see the SSD labeled the same format the C: drive is shown. (e.g: E: or F: ... etc). Please let us know if this information helped you to resolve this issue. If not, please contact your nearest Intel Contact Center by clicking on this link: Contact Support for further instructions and other options. If you are located in The. U.S. please call this number: 916 377 7000 Mon to Fri from 7:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. (PST)
Thanks, Aleki! VERY much appreciated - I believe this worked! Have a nice day!