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On 9/22/2017 at 4:46 PM, schoondoggy said:

You can go into the BIOS and set the SSD as the boot device or if you install the OS on the SSD while the SSD is the only drive in the system, it will be recognized as the boot device. There were other complications using the ODD port on the Gen8 to boot an SSD, you dont need to worry about those as the Gen10 does not have the same issues. Just make an install USB drive for your OS and you should be fine.

Hi all,

 

I just switched from my Gen7 (Windows 10) to a Gen10 and was hoping to just plug in my boot SSD drive (that I previously had in the OOD bay, where it is now again in the Gen10), but for some reason, I cannot boot from it. I do not see an option for SATA5 in the boot order list. I do see the hard drive correctly in the SATA Configurations menu in the BIOS under SATA port 5. I have not installed any other drives yet and also pulled the HPE USB stick, just in case that makes a difference.

 

Do I need to change anything to get that SSD to show up in the Boot menu in the BIOS? 

 

Thanks for your help

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1 hour ago, MCheiron said:
Hi all,
 
I just switched from my Gen7 (Windows 10) to a Gen10 and was hoping to just plug in my boot SSD drive (that I previously had in the OOD bay, where it is now again in the Gen10), but for some reason, I cannot boot from it. I do not see an option for SATA5 in the boot order list. I do see the hard drive correctly in the SATA Configurations menu in the BIOS under SATA port 5. I have not installed any other drives yet and also pulled the HPE USB stick, just in case that makes a difference.
 
Do I need to change anything to get that SSD to show up in the Boot menu in the BIOS? 
 
Thanks for your help

Is the BIOS set to UEFI or Legacy boot?

You may have to switch to legacy boot to choose the SSD then go back to UEFI.

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3 hours ago, schoondoggy said:

Is the BIOS set to UEFI or Legacy boot?

You may have to switch to legacy boot to choose the SSD then go back to UEFI.

That was it. After switching to Legacy, the ssd was booting up, I ran a couple of updates and installed the data drives. This server is so much faster than then Gen7. I am very happy. Thanks a lot for your help!

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we have been spoiled by these SSD drives. when I lost the SSD on one of my servers I reverted it to rust. let me tell you, the clanking and the slowness... I was so relieved when I was able to get another SSD in there. pure peace!

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