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I got a new Dell Latitude E6520 and decided to switch out the Seagate HD it came with with a Samsung SSD. I'm trying to install Win7 64 bit but its asking me for a mass storage driver. I've looked at Dell's website but can't find it. Can anyone help?
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by:rindi
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There are no SSD drivers. You must rather look drivers for the Disk controller. If it isn't included in the chipset drivers, there is usually a separate driver available. Just check the Dell website.
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Go in the bios.. during the boot press F2....

in the SATA OPerations... change the option (one is AHCI....not coming to my mind now)..

save it and try to boot..
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Looked on the Dell website and found nothing. I already went into the BIOS and changed the SATA Operation to ATA, AHCI and Raid. Still nothing.
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Fixes & Enhancements- Corrected information under Disk Manager where it does not refresh after eSATA disk has been plugged in

- Corrected Chinese Help Index in how it is displayed

- Corrected issue where no message would appear to reboot after creating a RAID 0 volume from existing hard disk.

- Modified driver to better handle SSD boot devices

- Added changes for better eSATA hotplug handling
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Already tried that one and nothing. I downloaded it. Opened it and it got extracted to C:\dell\drivers\R291721. Grabbed everything in there and put it on a usb stick. When installing OS i browse to thumb drive and point at it. It sees it. Comes up as 'Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller (E:\iaAHCI.inf)' I click next but still get "No drives were found.Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"

Anything else?
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Please try below step

When Windows 7 Setup has loaded and the language selection dialog is showing, press SHIFT + F10 simultaneously. This opens a command prompt:

Type “diskpart” and hit ENTER.

Type the following commands one by one – hit ENTER for each of them to run the commands:
1.      list disk (to show the ID number of the hard disk to partition, normally it’s Disk 0)
2.      select disk 0 (change 0 to another number if applicable)
3.      clean
4.      create partition primary
5.      select partition 1
6.      active
7.      format fs=ntfs quick
8.      exit

Type “exit” again to close the command prompt window.

Continue Windows 7 setup as usual. The disk should now show up in the list
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Command prompt comes up. X:\Sources> I tyoe in list disk , hit enter and get
'list' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program orbatch file.

Next!
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you have use command "diskpart" and than press enter.
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Oops!! forgot that.

Please hold!
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Sorry try again!!! I continue the install and it gives me 'No new device could be found. Make sure the driver files are correct and located on the driver installation media'


I might just put the HD back in and return the SSD.
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When you run DISKPART command, where you able to found the disk?
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yes i was and was able to go thru all the steps.
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Please install the Dell driver for Dell Rapid Storage
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OMG!!! I found out what it was. The HD was not installed correctly. The SSD is a bit thinner than the original HD it had. I noticed when I was going reinstall the original HD. I hate when you break your head to figure something out and turns out to be something so simple.
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The problem was me not the SSD
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by:CSI-JMora
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I have had the same issue with my hard drive which originally was a Seagate, I recently switch this to a newer SSHD which had issues with the size not going all the way in. Once I found an adapter that matches the size of the original drive, it all works well.
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