Recently I installed a 16GB SSD hard drive in my Asus EeePC netbook .... this is the model that came originally with a 4GB C drive soldered to the motherboard, and a removable 8GB D drive (on a mini PCI-e card).
My first experiment to increase storage was to insert a 16GB CF card into a mini PCI-e adapter, changed the BIOS to make this the primary (C) drive, and reinstalled WinXP. This worked perfectly fine and even retained the original 4GB C drive renamed as the drive D, but the data transfer speeds were just too slow, particularly for boot up.
I then replaced the CF card with a 16GB SSD drive, reinstalled WinXP, etc etc, and the thing goes like a rocket, plus heaps of room.
HOWEVER, I am now missing the 4GB SSD. It is not identified in the BIOS, it is not found by using GPARTED, nor under Disk Management of XP.
Can anyone shed light on where my D drive has gone?
I've updated the BIOS, checked that all disk drive controllers, and all drivers are operational.
The new SSD module is shown in the BIOS as 'SATA Master'. The 'IDE Master' and 'IDE Slave' entries report "Not Detected".
Perhaps the hardwired 4GB SSD is automatically disconnected when a SATA drive is used as primary Master?