I just installed a 1 TB SSD in my tower and want to boot Windows 10 from it. The motherboard has SATA II ports and the BIOS sees the drive. Windows can see the SSD and format it to full capacity. I set the drive letter to E:.
Both BIOS and Windows 10 correctly see all of my internal drives and show their correct capacity.
I cloned 645 GB from my previous boot drive to the SSD using Acronis True Image 2014. This took about 3 hours. I told BIOS to boot from the SSD, but I can see and hear the HDD running instead. The screen starts flashing when Windows gets to the login screen, so I have to power off the computer and reset the BIOS boot drive back to the HDD.
I plan to use Acronis True Image 2018 to clone my boot drive to the SSD. This will be my third clone attempt. Will that make a difference?
Do I need to change the drive letter in Windows Disk Management before I set the BIOS boot device? Do I need to set any jumpers on the back of the SSD?
I would appreciate any help!