2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 8, 2009 10:47 PM by amaheshw

    X25-M not compatible wth HP Pavilion dv8t

    amaheshw

      I have a new dv8t with Win 7.  I installed an X25-M 80 GB Gen2.  My Bios does not have any auto-detect option.  Windows 7 recognized it and installed drivers for it.  However, it appears only in Device Manager, but not in My Computer.  HP is pointing the finger at Intel, stating -- astonishingly -- that the drive is not compatible with any Pavilions.  Has anyone been able to successfully install an X25-M in their HP?

        • 1. Re: X25-M not compatible wth HP Pavilion dv8t
          smargh

          No new drive letter will appear for any new storage device (bar perhaps pre-formatted USB disks) until they are initialised and partitioned.

           

          Run this command:

          diskmgmt.msc

           

          Choose to initialise the drive. Do NOT tick the box to create a dynamic drive.

           

          Then you will need to right-click on the unpartitioned space on the drive and create a new NTFS partition & telling it which drive letter to use.

           

          You will then be able to see the new drive letter along with all your other drives.

          • 2. Re: X25-M not compatible wth HP Pavilion dv8t
            amaheshw

            Thank you very much, smargh.  Your solution worked like a charm!  I was convinced that HP had it wrong when they claimed it was non-compatible.

             

            Now, I would like to move the contents of my C: hard drive to the SSD, wipe the C: hard drive clean, and make my SSD boot drive.  My BIOS does not have an option regarding boot order of multiple hard drives.  How would I make my SSD the boot drive?  Also, what is the best method for copying all of my C: drive files to the SSD?  Should I simply "copy" or should I purchasing cloning software?  Finally, how would I change drive letters such that the SSD now become the new C: drive?