Thank you for your quick reply sir.
SSD is #2 in the boot list, non-existant DVD is #1
The original 500gb plotter drive is still in the original caddy. That caddy is in a box, just in case my employer makes me give this beast back to them when I leave.
I purchased 2 empty TB31 caddies from Mr. ROB, thank you ROB for the low price and availabilty, these things are GREAT.
1 of the new caddies has a Kingston SV100 128gb SSD in it, hardly used(Win7-32 and Ubuntu 12.04LTS), the other caddy is this one with the Samsung 840 Pro 256gb SSD (W7-64) in it.
I checked the external connection on the caddy, no dirt or damage. I opened up this caddy and checked the HDD connection but no dirt or damage either.
I just exchanged the SSDs with the 2 caddies, just want to see if the caddy is the issue.
Thank you very much for your time and assistance, it is very much appreciated.
Have a great evening sir.
-31Mk3, 16gb RAM, SSD #1 Samsung 850 Pro 512gb, W10-64 Pro (w/ 3 different VMs installed), SSD #2 Kingston SV100 128gb SSD, dual boot W7-32Pro/Ubuntu 12.04LTS, Emissive backlit KB, Media Bay 2nd battery