m.2

Forum discussion tagged with m.2.
  1. N

    Question PC doesn't detect one of two M.2 drives that I've had for 1.5 years with no issues.

    So when I booted up my PC today, only one of my 2 M.2's were detected in device manager. I then went to check if I could find it in BIOS, but I still only saw one. I tried reseating the M.2. but this did nothing. Now I'm not sure what to do. The M.2's are exactly the same type (Corsair Force...
  2. TheMustard

    [SOLVED] Aorus b450 m2 2280 moving supports in the first slot

    Good evening to everyone Ive run into a problem instaling my sumsung 980 pro m2 ssd,apparently the second slot that is made for the 2280 length does not accept the drive and it does not show in bios. After some digging i found out that i need to move it to the first m2 slot right under the GPU...
  3. zalfand

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD not detected when installing Windows 10

    I'm trying to install windows 10 on a newly built PC, my bios detecting the SSD but windows 10 installer keep saying "We couldn't find any drives". I've tried couple of suggestions but nothing seems to work. I'm using Intel 12 gen i5 12400f, Asus Prime b660m A wifi D4, and PNY SSD NVMe CS2140...
  4. M

    Question NVMe Support (MSI B660M-A)

    Hello everyone, I have recently bought a new Motherboard (MSI PRO B660M-A DDR4) and have bought with it a SSD from Aliexpress that turns out to be faulty since it glitches and freezes my PC when it's under heavy load. And now what I would like to do now is to buy a real SSD (good brand) even...
  5. LongwayToFuture

    Discussion Intel Raptor Lake or Intel Meteor Lake 2023?

    I whas wondering is it good idea to buy now CPU or wait till next year to see what Intel or AMD has to ofer and i'm in need of upgrading something Good to best to last at least the next 7 Years What would be good Motherboard CPU GPU PC for Gaming and maybe Video Editing Intel Raptor...
  6. R

    Question Is winsat reliable to test M.2 speed

    Read online that Windows has a built in tool called winsat you can use to test disk performance, where you "winsat -disk drive c" to test your c drive. Is that reliable to use just like that to confirm you're getting the speeds out of a M.2 drive that manufacturers advertise on their website...
  7. M

    Question Can I plug in two 2TB m.2 SSD on my motherboard, and have one Windows C drive with 4TB capacity?

    ASUS Rampage VI Extreme Encore is my motherboard right now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZK7JTLL 1. Can I plug in two 2TB m.2 SSD on my motherboard, and have one Windows C drive with 4TB capacity? Or, am I forced to have a separate 2TB C drive and a separate 2TB D drive? 2. Suppose the...
  8. M

    Question Upgrading PCIe

    I learned from another thread I posted that PCIe4 is better than PCIe3 for performing statistical and mathematical analyses using big data. Currently everything I have is PCIe3 components. Due to compatibility issue, I need to upgrade all the main components (motherboard, SSD, CPU) to...
  9. P

    Question ASUS TUF Gaming Z590-PLUS PCIe 4.0 M2 slots

    Is only one of the M2 slots on this motherboard compatible with PCIe 4.0 Hard Drives? In slot one I currently have a Samsung 960 EVO 250Gb SSD which I believe is PCIe 3.0 I also have a Samsung 870 QVO 2Tb SATA drive (not M2) Will PCIe M2 SSD's only work in slot 1? If I put a PCIe 4.0 M2...
  10. P

    Question NVMe SSD not detected on new Gigabyte motherboard ?

    Hi. I just bought a new rig including a Gigabyte B660M GAMING motherboard. I was previously using an A320M S2H motherboard with a HikVision E100N 256GB M.2 SATA SSD installed. My problem is that the same SSD isn't being detected on the new B660M and despite its light turning on, the BIOS states...
  11. M

    Question 4TB vs 2TB M.2 PCle SSD // What's the best 4TB SSD?

    I already have 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD. But I am considering a bigger SSD because I am running out of space. 1. Are 4TB M.2 PCle SSD better than 2TB ones in terms of specs other than storage volume? 2. What's the best 4TB SSD? This is a simple table I assembled. Sabrent Seagate...
  12. S

    Question M.2 SSD issue on Asus Tuf Gaming Z690-Plus WiFi D4 ?

    So today I finally got some parts in to upgrade my build. Changed my motherboard and processor out. When I went boot my PC I noticed one of my SSD's were not showing in bios nor in windows after launching, but the other works just fine. I tried to updating the BIOS, downloading chipset drivers...
  13. geckovic02

    Question M.2 SSD not detected in BIOS, but can boot normally when selected in boot selection menu (f12) ?

    Hi everyone My friend had a wierd issue, where after moving to a new SSD + fresh Windows install, he always needed to select the new SSD (M.2 NVME) in the bios selection menu. Even after formatting the old ssd, it would still show up as a boot drive (Probably because we haven't removed all...
  14. Housri

    Question Corrupted M.2 SSD

    i bought a m.2 ssd from kingspec used it for almost 3 month's and then it hit me with blue screen of death try restarting it nothing worked tried to format or even fix it crash all the time, ""the request could not be performed because of an io device error"" that is one of the errors I...
  15. J

    Question OS is on SATA, Games and Apps used daily on M.2 NVME SSD.

    Does putting my OS in my SATA makes my apps and games in my M.2 NVME load times not live up to its potential?
  16. 5leadgaming

    Question Bandwidth limitations m.2/SATA B550-F Gaming (WiFi)

    I have just purchased a 2nd m.2 SSD for my system, I already had a 1tb m.2 for my OS and other things along with a 10tb SATA HDD. Didn't think much about limitations on bandwidth, I've tried a few combinations of things to make all 3 devices connect properly with no luck, I'm not too...
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    Question Asus Maximus VIII Gene nvme runs only at 3.0x1 in m.2 slot

    I am trying to understand why I cannot get my Samsung 970 EVO Plus to run at 3.0x4 in the m.2 slot. I have tried different bios settings that I thought would help but I could only get this to run at 3.0x1 in the m.2 slot. I purchased an adapter card for the pcie slot and the 970 will run at...
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    Question M.2 card as USB Drive displays "No Disk"

    I am trying to use an M.2 card as an external USB drive. It is in a Kingshare SSD enclosure, C3 SATA to USB. The M.2 card is a 2280 format. I was (several years ago) using this on a Maximus VIII Ranger MoBo as the Win10 system drive. It is a 128G card, and it was replaced with with a 500G M.2...
  19. Question Can't Install M.2 because no mounting bracket for laptop

    Hi everyone. So I have a MSI GT72VR 6RD Dominator Laptop, and the issue I am having is that there is an M.2 PCI slot and a plastic cutout of where some sort of shield or mounting bracket should go. (Look Below for Reference.) I'm trying to install an SSD M.2 card specifically for gaming. I...
  20. Fellpes

    Question M.2 not found

    Recently I had to update my setup and bought a ryzen 5 5600x and ASUS Tuf b550m Plus motherboard. I already had a corsair m.2 (Force Series™ MP510 480GB M.2 SSD PCIE 3.0). Initially I had plugged my M2 into the M2_1 slot (PCIE 4.0). However, when installing windows, several crashes (BSODs)...
  21. J

    Question Samsung 980 NVMe detected by BIOS, but not Windows 10

    Hi all, First time poster here. I've searched through various forums and troubleshooting already, but I'm still stumped (granted, I'm essentially a beginner). I just built a new rig for myself and put in my drives from my old PC into the new one with no issues. I began updating the BIOS for my...
  22. P

    Question SSD Powering Issue | Sleep Mode bugged

    Hello! This is the first time I ask about anything on a forum, and you get why - I am totally stumped now with my issue. I try to figure out what is the problem. Here are all the details: My specs: MSI Z390 Edge Gaming Intel Core I9 9900 AORUS RTX 2070 CORSAIR 2×8GB Hard Drive 4 TB PHISON SSD...
  23. J

    Question ASUS x99-E WS/ USB 3.1 Previously working set up- suddenly m.2 boot drive is not recognized after I reseated my graphics card

    Hello, I have a workstation with a ASUS x99-E WS/ USB 3.1 Motherboard and an Intel Xeon E5-2687WV4. I have x2 SATA SSDs and x1 m.2 drive that I use to boot my computer (970EVO plus). This set up has been working great for the past 2 years. However, I have had some major graphics issues after I...
  24. P

    Question Fresh windows install on m.2

    Hello, so im here with a quick question cause i couldnt find the specific information, so got a m.2 ssd drive cause my old one had less space and i wanted to upgrade to a bigger one to install my windows in, so i wanna ask can i format all my drives with disk manager (including the one who has...
  25. M

    Question M.2 Not recognized by windows

    M.2 got corrupted awile ago, reinstalled windows on another SSD. BIOS can recognize m.2, windows computer management cannot. All I want is to wipe the m.2.
  26. Tjones639

    Question Strange M.2 issue - B450/Ryzen 5700G

    Hi, I’m troubleshooting one of the stranger issues I’ve ever come across… I have an Asus Prime B450M-A II, a Ryzen 5700x and an Inland 1TB pci-e M.2 drive from microcenter. If I use the integrated graphics, and install windows, the machine crashes when windows updates the display driver. and...
  27. H

    Question How to extract a stripped screw for an M.2 card?

    The screw that holds down the M.2 wireless card in my laptop is completely stripped and I don't know how to get it out. The reason this came about is because the card kept working itself loose, causing blue screens and eventually loss of wireless function altogether. I would open the laptop...
  28. J

    Question M.2 SATA SSD only gets recognised after rebooting from BIOS ?

    Hi, recently I decided to clean install Windows 11 since there was a problem with my power button which wasn’t working correctly and required the plug to be turn on for about 30 minutes before being able to work. Now the power button works fine, however I realised that at every cold boot, the...
  29. Joran.D

    Question Crashed laptop M.2 data recovery

    My girlfriends laptop just died suddenly and I bought a M.2 to USB adapter to try and get the data off of it and onto my computer. When I plug the drive in it doesn't show up in "devices and drives" but it does show up in "devices and printers" as "USB 3.0 Device" and when I go to disk...
  30. Question SATA to WLAN

    My laptop's WLAN socket is broken. (Acer aspire 5 a514-52g) It has sata and m.2 connector. I have already use m.2 connector for my nvme storage. So i only have the SATA connector available. I don't want to use usb wifi dongle. Can I use adapter to connect my wifi card to sata connector. It will...
  31. Bonnington

    Question PC won't boot properly after altering bios settings

    Today I reinstalled windows on my M.2 SSD, and it wouldn't show up in my BIOS, however a windows boot manager did show up on another hard drive (it might have already been there) so I entered that, and from inside that drive, it allowed me to enter a new windows volume (the windows I just...
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    Question SSD with Windows 11 installed on it is no longer recognized by Mobo ?

    Build Specs: ASUS Crosshair VIII Formula AMD 3900X 64 GB DDR4 3200mhz RTX 2080 Ti Samsung 980 Pro 2TB x 2 (one is Windows boot other is extra storage) OS: Win11 (Pro I believe?) I haven’t the faintest idea as to what the heck is going on here. My desktop is running Win11, with the most recent...
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    Question M.2 Tricky Situation - Does not boot

    Hey guys - first time post here. Have a weird one. I have an SP M.2 PCIe Gen 3 SSD model NVMe A80 512GB drive that I have plugged into my Tuff Gaming Asus A520M plus MOBO. AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor - 3.60 GHz 16.0 GB installed RAM 700W Deep Cool Power Supply Over the past few months...
  34. JakeHockey9

    Question Windows won’t boot

    Ok so i got a new m.2 transfer everything over and reformatted my ssd which was my old boot drive and everything worked fine for a couple of days great speed of the m.2. When i was playing call of duty today my pc crashed and tried repairing windows now it won’t boot at all and my m.2 isn’t...
  35. maika1024

    Question M.2 NVMe detection on ASUS Z97-A/USB3.1

    Hello, First time poster here. Please let me know if I need to change this post to follow rules. I have a computer with these core components: Motherboard: ASUS Z97-A/USB3.1 (latest 2018 BIOS firmware) OS: Windows 10 CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K CPU SATA1: ST8000DM005-2EH112 HDD SATA2...
  36. S

    Question M.2 suddenly stopped being detected in BIOS and windows repair

    I have a 2 year old 2TB adata xpg sx8200, this is my only drive atm and my mobo is an msi b450 gaming pro carbon ac. Yesterday I left my PC with a pretty heavy game running to speak to my housemates, I was gone for about 20-30 minutes and when I came back my PC was sat at the BIOS. I was pretty...
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    Question BIOS doesn't see M.2 SSD, but Windows disk manager and Windows installer can see it ?

    Hi! I have an Acer Aspire VN7-571G-585B notebook. I bought a samsung 500GB 970 Evo Plus MZ-V7S500BW M.2 SSD. Windows sees this ssd and i can use it, so it is not bad, but i can't boot because BIOS and the boot manager don't see it ? What is the problem? :( is there a solution for this?
  38. [SOLVED] 2 x M.2 SSDs on PCIe ?

    Hi guys! I have a issue. Please help me And yeah, I have seen that this topic has been touched many times but before screwing up something I would like to know your opinion. I have been reading the manual of my motherboard and there is something that bothers me and I can't figure it out. (My...
  39. G

    [SOLVED] Asus maximus vii hero m.2 support

    Hello. Im thinking of buying m.2 ssd. I have asus maximus vii hero motherboard and it has an m.2 slot. So I just wanted to ask does this motherboard support all gen 3 ssd. Im specifically thinking of buying samsung 970 pro or samsung 980. Will this motherboard support both of these. Also if you...
  40. S

    [SOLVED] M2 not detecting.

    I recently bought myself a Samsung 970 EVO PLUS 1TB to run my games overall faster. I tried installing it today and I've had no luck so far. When I go into my BIOS it shows up in the boot options but nothing happens. I have Windows 10 already installed on an SSD and don't wish to reinstall it...