06-25-2016 03:38 PM
I am tyring to add a Sandisk Ultra II SSD 480 GB to HP Probook. The laptop currently has a 256 GB. When I install the new SSD and start up, it is not able to boot up from the exisitng hard drive. I tried changing the boot sequence and it did not help. Is there any other way of doing this without having to install Windows on the new SSD?
06-27-2016 08:00 AM - edited 06-27-2016 08:00 AM
From the spces I can find online it looks like that laptop only has a single SATA bay. If you replace the HDD with an SSD you will need to do one of 2 things.
1. Clone your OS to the new SSD before installation
2. Install a clean copy of an OS on the SSD after installation.
08-09-2016 06:55 AM
I have spent far too long with this exact same issue trying to use one of these disks for a client who wants to run Windows 7 - on a 450 G3 the Ultra II drive will not show in the boot devices in legacy mode in the BIOS it's in the UEFI list only.
I assumed it was a BIOS, chipset or HP issue until I put a Samsung 850 EVO into the notebook and it's visible in both legacy and UEFI. 20 minutes later I'm here and Sandisk I think you have issues with your ultra II firmware with the 450G3. A smaller 240Gb Ultra II drive also behaves the same.
I think I'll get my client to return this drive and get a Samsung he needs it working ASAP. If there's a reward for the bug please email me ;-)
03-02-2017 11:54 PM
'Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu.'