The BIOS is a basic status monitor for the state of your computer and its devices.
Access the BIOS by rebooting the computer and, while it is in the process of booting, before the Windows screen appears, press the key that will open the BIOS. This key will vary by computer make and model, but it is often Escape, Delete, F1, or F2. Consult your computer manufacturer if you are unable to enter the BIOS.
Here are a few tips:
- Sometimes the reboot will proceed too quickly for you to be able to press the BIOS key in time. In this case, shut down the computer and wait for it to cool a little (probably at least 5 minutes). Then boot the computer again and retry.
- See this webpage or this webpage for more tips on dealing with your BIOS.
Please keep in mind that these contain information that has not been fully verified by Seagate, nor does Seagate possess in-depth nor exhaustive knowledge of your motherboard BIOS, since the BIOS is the property of a different company.
For the most specific and up-to-date information about the BIOS (which is the domain of your motherboard), please check the website of and/or contact the manufacturer of the SATA motherboard.
Most new computers will automatically detect devices through the system setup program (CMOS or BIOS). As the system starts, the auto-detect feature may display the drive model number on screen. Seagate drive model numbers begin with the letters "ST".
Some Serial ATA BIOS have a system setup that is not contained within the normal motherboard BIOS. If this is the case, the Serial ATA drive will only be displayed in this Serial ATA BIOS message. Please consult the motherboard or Serial ATA controller documentation for assistance with entering into the Serial ATA BIOS setup.
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If the SSD is now detected in the BIOS, please proceed with the installation of Windows as mentioned previously.