Posted 13 January 2013 - 09:34 PM
I have an Acer Aspire 5560G. It came with a 750Gb HDD and a Blu-Ray drive. I wasn't using the optical drive, so decided to put in a 60Gb SSD as the boot drive, use the other drive as storage, and put the Blu-Ray into an enclosure for external use. I bought a Silverstone TS06 for this, which included the optical drive enclosure as well as a caddy to install the HDD in the optical drive slot.
The SSD has installed fine, and the computer is working well. However, when the other HDD is attached, it won't boot. It sits with a blank screen (not even the backlight), doesn't beep or reach POST, and after it's been on for about 2 seconds, the HD activity light comes on and stays on... so it's trying to read something, but I don't know what.
The second drive has been formatted, completely erased using DBAN and then formatted again. If I connect it once Windows is running, it reads the drive with no problems at all, and everything's happy. If I attempt to restart, though, the same thing happens.
I consider myself a capable computer user, but in no way a technician/expert, and I'm completely stuck for ideas. Can anyone help out here? Would be greatly appreciated.