m.2 ssd

Forum discussion tagged with m.2 ssd.
  1. K

    Question GTX 770 and Lan Card is not working after attaching Adata SX8200 Pro 512gb SSD via PCIe x8 or x4 slot

    Hi. I'm new here and this is my first post. I built a system in 2013 with - Gigabyte Z97x Gaming 7 Motherboard Samsung 840BW Evo 250gb SSD 2 Other WD HDD G.Skill 16Gb DDR3 Ram TP-Link TL-WDN4800 N900 Wireless PCIe card Intel Core i7-4790 3.6ghz CPU NVIDIA GTX 770 4gb Graphics Card Windows 7...
  2. Ineedanewusername093

    [SOLVED] Can i install any M.2 SSD into my M.2 slot?

    I own a prebuilt Acer PC with a really shady motherboard, i can't really find any info online about it. All i know is i have an M.2 SSD slot and someone said, on Acer's forums, that my mobo supports SSDs up to 256 GB. My question is: I can install any M.2 2280 SSD into that slot and have it...
  3. F

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD visible in device manager, but not in disk management

    I bought recently a Kingston A2000 1TB - SA2000M8/1000G M.2 SSD, and i put it in my PC. My problem is, that I cant see in my Disk Management, so I cant make any particion, but I see in BIOS, and Device manager. My BIOS has the latest update, my windows 10 too. Device manager says everything is...
  4. S

    Question M.2 not working

    Hey guys. This isn't actually my own board, but someone asked me to help him. He has an ECS B250H4-M20 mobo. But, the mobo does not recognize M.2 at all. It does detect SATA SSDs and hard drives. So I tried updating the BIOS which didn't work, then I tried getting 2 different motherboards of the...
  5. T

    Question M.2 SSD not being detected Windows 10

    My Crucial MX500 M.2 SSD has been working fine for about 2 years until now. I have been using to store most of my games and today was trying to move "Crew 2" from the M.2 onto my HDD to create space. About 10 seconds in I decided to cancel the process and delete the game altogether. After...
  6. T

    [SOLVED] After motherboard swap with m.2 ssd nothing will boot.

    I am not able to boot into anything. I took windows 10 and all the data on my m.2 ssd and swapped it to a new motherboard, and that probably causes the problem. But neither can i boot to a uefi usb with windows install on it. I am using a Gigabyte b550 aorus elite v2 motherboard. Everything...
  7. C

    [SOLVED] NVME.M2 SSD Disk Management

    Hi, I am a novice on pc build. Just finished and seems everything is fine (hardware part). Now, I have two M.2 SSD---1. Samsung 970EVO PLUS 2TB (Locate as M.2_1); 2. SABRENT ROCKET Q4 NVMe 4.0 4TB (Locate as M.2_3). My motherboard is ASUS ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO(WI-FI). I already installed Windows...
  8. PUBGisDead

    [SOLVED] ssd not showing

    Installed new m.2 ssd, did clean install of windows 10 on it, it is my C drive. Old ssd which had windows installed on it, also C drive, that ssd, the old one, is not showing up anywhere, because they are both C drives, they are conflicting, the only way to get the old ssd to show up is if i...
  9. Kasper_C

    [SOLVED] NVMe M.2 SSD replacing SATA SSD

    Good day! As I’m still new to changing out hardware in PCs, I thought it’d be good to ask here before I venture out and do something silly. I’ve just purchased a new SSD, this time one that uses the M.2 slot. Today, I just use an ordinary, quite old SSD that utilizes a SATA cable to connect...
  10. TheDakPowers

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD and Old Motherboard

    I want to use an M.2 SSD on my motherboard (B250m-d3h) but it doesn't have the M.2 slot because it's an older model, is there a PCI-E adapter I could buy so I can use the M.2 SSD?
  11. F

    [SOLVED] MPCIe to M.2 SSD via adapter not detected on ASRock motherboard. Incompable?

    I have this SSD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079X7LMLY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 On this adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0779727FY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I am using an ASRock Z77 Extreme6 and was hoping to install this for the...
  12. A

    Question M.2 SSD shows up in BIOS but not Windows

    Hello! So I bought a 2 TB NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD to replace my 2TB HDD. I physically installed it and started up windows, but it was not showing up in Disk Management (it did show up in Device Manager under Disk Drives though). When I checked the BIOS, I was able to see it there. I...
  13. L

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD not showing anywhere

    Hey guys! M.2 SSD: WD Blue 3D NAND SSD 1TB M.2 Motherboard: ASUS X99-PRO/USB 3.1 I am a newb in building PCs. I have 2 SSDs and a HDD in my computer, but the other day I bought a M.2 SSD. I installed it, and tried to install Windows 10 on it but it doesn't show up in the installer. I started...
  14. Muhammad Jahid

    [SOLVED] What gen pcie x4 of m.2 ssd the Colorful BATTLE AXE C.B360M-HD PRO V20 motherboard supports?

    I read the spec of this motherboard. It says it supports PCI-e x4 channel M.2 SSD. But my question: Does it support, pcie 2.0 x4 or pcie 3.0 x4 ? or both? plz clarify it.
  15. R

    [SOLVED] NVMe M.2. SSD not showing up in BIOS for ASUS Laptop

    Hi All, Since my ASUS N751JX laptop started to get a little slow, I decided to update it with a SSD drive instead of the current HDD. I chose the Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2. drive, as this is supposed to be a future proof option. I connected it to my motherboard in the M.2. slot with my HDD...
  16. Tapogam

    [SOLVED] Can't find M.2 Nvme SSD in Boot Priority

    Hello everyone, I just upgraded my system with new M.2 SSD (nvme 250gb Samsung evo plus) and i was able to install windows 10 x64 on it and after installation everything was running smooth. Also while installing windows on M.2 SSD I physically removed all my other storage device from...
  17. R

    [SOLVED] Best SSD - ASRock B450 Pro4

    Good evening. I'm looking to add a new storage drive to my PC, an M.2 SSD preferably (mostly to transfer my games to, from my primary drive). I've just been having a bit of trouble choosing which drive to pick. My motherboard is an ASRock B450 Pro4 (not the B450M version that a lot of the other...
  18. D

    [SOLVED] New computer won’t boot properly

    Hey guys, I have looked EVERYWHERE for answers to my issue, or someone with the same problem and have been unsuccessful. Basically I have windows installed, fully updated on my SSD. I have been able to boot in properly and use my computer as normal (I just built it yesterday). Now for some odd...
  19. M

    [SOLVED] M.2 vs 2.5" SSD

    So I'm finally upgrading to an SSD after having a standard hdd for ages. Now I know that there are different types of ssd such as the M.2 and normal 2.5 inch sata. I'm aware of the significantly larger read and write speeds of an m.2 over sata, although I've heard that a lot of this is just...
  20. Kacper/Razen

    Question m2 ssd slow

    Okay so my m2 ssd is acting weird sometimes my ssd is at 400 ish speeds and sometimes its at 30 and i would like have 400 for some days then 30 for some days It's the same on the crystal benchmark. You can see my specs on the link ( also my storage ) Bad one...
  21. B

    Question [Crashes\Loop] looping audio frozen screen crash on games [win 10, i7 6700 gtx 1060]

    Specs: ASUS Z170-E - Up to date BIOS version 3801 Intel i7 6700 3.4Ghz 8-core - Coolermaster Hyper EVO 212 air cooler MSI Geforce GTX 1060 6gb - Up to date driver ver. 445.75 16GB RAM 2133MHz (2 8gb DIMMS in slot A2 & B2 on mobo) Samsung 850 EVO in m.2 250GB capacity WD Caviar Black 2TB 7200RPM...
  22. Jcjordan2

    Question Upgraded to a m.2, nothing but problems since.

    Built a editing/gaming desktop for my brother last year. Worked fine for a year, but when we upgraded him from his crucial 2.5 ssd to a samsung 970 evo plus m.2, it seemed to start giving problem/errors. He also cannot run call of duty modern warfare without crashing, but that may be unrelated...
  23. A

    Question Can a m.2 ssd break like this?

    So for the past few months this has been happening randomly. My Pc (windows10) will freezy randomly and once i restart i'm pretty much unable to boot. At one time i was unable to enter the bios.. Basically this happens every week or two and then after a few minutes windows will boot normaly and...
  24. T

    [SOLVED] Custom Built Showing As A Laptop...

    I recently decided that I wanted to make some changes to my computer, which included replacing an hdd (not what the os is on, thats on an ssd) and adding in a new m.2 drive. Before doing anything, I reset my entire pc so it was completely bare bones besides the os. I also made sure the hdd that...
  25. S

    Question M.2 SSD constantly crashing when under use

    I recently bought a new M.2 SSD, my primary use for it was to transfer all my Games to it, to be a fast dedicated gaming drive. I viewed video guides and spoke with a friend in IT about steps to correctly install it. The drive works fine, until its under any sort of stress. such as running a...
  26. A

    [SOLVED] Pc won’t boot when install new m.2?

    I’ve just bought a new m.2 sad for strictly storage not a boot drive, as soon as I plug it in my pc won’t be and is stuck on automatic repair loop, so I unplugged the ssd and it started booting right up like normal, even while the ssd was plugged in I made sure the boot drive was the same drive...
  27. T

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD not showing up in BIOS / windows

    SSD is https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073SBX6TY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and Motherboard is https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gigabyte-A320M-S2H-Socket-S-ATA-Micro/dp/B078KBKFZ6/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=a320m&qid=1579196787&s=computers&sr=1-2 . Any options I need to check in the...
  28. Vishal_7

    [SOLVED] Help choosing M.2 SSD

    I have a ADATA SU650 480GB Sata SSD for my setup as default bootable drive. Problem is with only few TB of data written on it( around 15TB and operated for 11 months), it has started to give hiccups. Previously it was less and didn't affect much but with time it has increased a lot. I do not...
  29. J

    Question Windows 10 wont boot past BIOS, Faulty hardware???

    Hi all, About 1 year ago, I build a PC with the following components: Case - Dan case A4-SFX V3 CPU - Ryzen 7 2700x PSU - Corsair sf600 HDD - M.2 970 pro 500gb NOTE: I used the slot with a dedicated heatsink, although it did still get hot at times. RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX...
  30. A

    whether my laptop has a support for M.2 port to put in a SSD?

    so hey peers! i recently bought a new laptop it is a budget segment laptop Acer aspire3 (a315-53-p4my) it is powered by an intel 4417u processor and 4gb ram. So as you know the specs arent great and so i decided to put in a 120gb ssd to boot my OS but i am not able to confirm whether it has M.2...
  31. D

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD is accessible in BIOS, but I cannot see it in device manager

    Motherboard: ROG Maximus XI Formula M.2 SSD: Samsung 970 evo 500gb SSD: Samsung 860 500 gb with Windows 10 on it So I have been using 970 for games for almost half a year, but yesterday it just disappeared from my disk list. I cannot find it in the device/disk manager. Here I thought that it...
  32. ioannis2015v

    [SOLVED] 970 Pro vs Evo Plus

    Hi, I was wondering which one is worthier to buy for my future pc build. I am interested on gaming but since I want to have an nvme ssd, I had chosen in the beginning the 970 Pro. But now I saw that the Evo plus costs about 40€ less and it's newer. So, is the Pro considered more professional and...
  33. A

    [SOLVED] Sandisk m.2 irregular connector

    Hi, I recently bought a Sandisk m.2 ssd from a friend for $5 and was hoping to use it in my pc. However, it would seem that the connector to the motherboard is neither of the standard types. The model is SDSA5JK-256G.
  34. P

    Question M.2 SSD Not Recognized by Motherboard

    Just built this PC and everything seemed to be working fine until I tried installing Windows. The PC is unable to recognize the SSD as something for windows to be downloaded on. Inside of BIOS, it states that SATA Port 3 shares bandwidth with M2_2 and Ultra M2_2 supports PCIe and NVMe. Was...
  35. P

    Question M.2 not showing up in Bios?

    I recently built a Pc with an M.2 ssd on the ROG STRIX b360 -I gaming motherboard, however when I try to boot the PC it takes me to bios. bios it says that the M.2 is N/A even though it is in place correctly as I have checked several times, just curios if anyone has any suggestions on how to get...
  36. N

    [SOLVED] Should I get a SSD and a HDD, or just a 2.5" SSD, or a 1TB NVME M.2 SSD?

    I am trying to cut fat from my build, and thought that maybe I could save some money, or get more storage for around the same price. Build link (https://pcpartpicker.com/user/dudecoolness24/saved/mDrdXL)
  37. T

    Question M.2 SSD not showing up in bios

    Hello! Very recently I bought a Crucial P1 500GB SSD that I installed on my Z170A PC Mate Motherboard. I asked on a PC building subreddit before I bought the SSD if it would be compatible with my motherboard, and everybody told me it was. After installing the m.2 the way every video and the...
  38. G

    Question Using all of the storage ports on Gigabyte x470 Aourus Gaming Ultra.

    Hi, I'm wondering if I can use all of my 6 sata3 ports and the two M.2 connections on my motherboard, so 8 drivers. Currently I am using all the ports(6) and I intend to buy one or two M.2 sata3 ssd's. I heard that it might disable one or two sata ports, is that true? Thanks.
  39. orion_o

    [SOLVED] First time updating bios (b450 aorus elite)..

    Hello.. first post here. :) So i've recently bought a new mobo, B450 aorus elite and im having some usb issues that i'd like to resolve. Issue #1) Whenever im trying to run a win7 os on it, any USB peripherals (mouse/keyboard) wont work. They stop working right when the windows logo appears. So...
  40. J

    Should i get M.2 drives? (+Any other build tips you have)

    so i'm getting a new rig soon, quite the big upgrade in fact (see new build below). Anyways, i was suggested by a family friend that i buy 3 m.2 drives and stripe them. Looking into it this seemed a little pricey but he suggested it would drastically improve fps performance as my current hard...