Forum discussion tagged with m.2.
  1. L

    Question My m.2 wont boot when set to x4 pcie?

    So I have a asus z270-e MB with 2 samsung evo m.2s installed. One of the drives has my OS and the other is storage. Whenever I change the bios setting for the boot drive to x4 (from x2) the PC will not boot. Changing this disables sata 5&6 however I have disabled these manually so this is not...
  2. haidynjon

    Question old ssd not found after installing new m.2

    on my gigabyte b350 gaming 3 motherboard I've just signalled a wd blue 500gb nvme m.2 and now my old Kingston ssd boot drive not found in bios and no boot drive found. I've tried all the data ports? what's going onnnnnn??? could I be anything to do with my old bios flash I'm on F10 from 2017 but...
  3. RJGray

    [SOLVED] Looking to upgrade, but don't know if I need to...

    Howdy! I currently have the H81H3-M Motherboard, manual here, and I'm looking into upgrading it so that I can add an SSD. I've never had an SSD before, and from what I read, the m.2 versions are about 4x faster than the 2.5 inch versions. So I'm looking into getting a new Mobo that will support...
  4. D

    [SOLVED] Moving Windows and all files to new M.2

    Hey! I just got a new 500gb M.2, and I am hoping to move all of my files and Windows installation on my current 500gb SSD to my new M.2, and then wipe the old SSD to keep for storage. I'm not sure if I should migrate or clone the old drive, or if I should just do a fresh os instal. How would you...
  5. HieroBC

    [SOLVED] My M.2 SSD disabling all other storage devices.

    Hello. I just got a brand new XPG SSD M.2, model SX6000 Pro. I installed it, and all other storage devices vanished on boot. I entered the BIOS, and the only boot option was the M.2 SSD, but I didn't disconnect the other boot options. I have 1 Sata SSD and 2 Sata HDs. And when i removed the...
  6. C

    Question B450f windows 10 crashing, then nvme failed, now vga light on.

    Hi all, I've been having an insane amount of issues with my most recent build. After getting everythingworking for the first time yesterday, every reboot, windows would fail to start like 5x in a row saying it was missing a different driver every time. Once I got windows up everything was fine I...
  7. G

    Question Companies Not Fixing/Acknowledging SSD Write Speed Problems

    Companies Not Fixing/Acknowledging Write Speed Problems: PCIe 4.0 Phison E16 SSDs & My Slow Firecuda 520 - Help me find firmware? Hey guys I've got a really poorly under-performing PCIe 4.0 NVMe Firecuda 520 SSD. Mine performs just like every other one that has the PCIe 4.0 Phison E16...

    First post! I'll get down to it. I bought some RAM and an M.2 SSD upgrade for my gf's Asus K501LX, RAM was fine but as soon as it booted I saw smoke and sure enough, the SSD was the culprit. Some component(capacitor? don't know enough to discern) seem damaged and the smoke was the warranty...
  9. jsl289

    Question NVMe SSD Stuck in PCIe 2.0 x1

    I've never set one of these up before so I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong here. I just purchased a Samsung 970 SSD that supports NVMe. I placed it in the 3rd PCIe x16 Slot on my motherboard with ASUS's own M.2 x4 PCIe Adapter. I've installed the Samsung NVMe driver for the SSD and...
  10. dkrot

    Question Windows installer doesn't see nvme drive

    I just bought my first NVME - Samsung evo 970 and MSI Z390-A PRO. Windows installer doesn't see it. I have no other drives. BIOS settings: AHCI, UEFI, Secure Boot. Windows 10_1909 Spent few hours, but still can't make it work. It's present in BIOS, but Windows simply see no media to install...
  11. V

    Question M.2 Samsung 960 Pro stops being dected after a while

    Hello All, I have searched for this however most results are people having issues with their boot drives. Im running a Samsung 960 Pro in one of my secondary M2 slots and its a few years old now. When using my computer sometimes I will notice it is no longer listed under Device and drivers In...
  12. Pelmorr

    [SOLVED] Transfering windows from 2.5 SSD to M.2 NVME help

    Hello, this is my first timing posting into these forums but i'm just looking for a simple and explained answer. I just bought a Samsung M.2 and i'm basically just looking to transfer/clone the operating system and other files from my current 2.5 SSD over to the M.2. Is it safe and easy to...
  13. F

    [SOLVED] Best NVME Setup for 2 SSD on limited mobo

    Hello, I am about to build my first PC and just got all my parts below, when I realized I'm not sure how I should configure my two m.2 storage SSDs with only a single PCIe X4 slot. Specs below: CPU: i7 9700K (plan to oc) CPU fan: Noctua DH-15 GPU: Asus GTX 1080 Turbo (transferring from old...
  14. A

    Question Samsung EVO 970 not showing in bios/disk management

    Motherboard: Gigabyte B350m Gaming 3 (Will be switching to an Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming soon sometime tonight) This was my first time installing an m.2 NVMe ssd, but it didn't seem that hard. It went in pretty easily, but it went down fairly easily with no resistance and sat flat before I even...
  15. S

    Question Ryzen vs Comet Lake for PCIe 4.0

    After watching Sony and Epic's PS5 Unreal 5 Tech Demo, me gots some questions. (this is the demo I am referencing https://www.tomshardware.com/news/playastation-5-demo-unreal-engine-5) My poor ol rig has been chugging along gracefully with its i7 3770K, 770 2GB, 8 GB DDR3 and 1 TB HDD, but...
  16. czcina

    [SOLVED] PCI-e lanes

    Hi all. I'm using 3700x on Crosshair X570 Hero VIII. Just ordered 1tb m.2 pci-e 4.0 drive and now I want another, this time pci-e 3.0 bigger driver for storage. My motherboard have 2 m.2 slots, question is; does it matter where goes 4.0 and where 3.0 on the board ? top slot or bottom? Thank you
  17. S

    Question Checking Compatibility and Picking Drives for Upgrade[Need upgrade soon!]

    Hi, I was running quite low on my desktop storage and really am trying to switch over to m.2 only to remove the need for cables. I was wondering if the following would work for my system and how I should go about doing it. I am running an x99 platform(x99a godlike gaming carbon) which currently...
  18. M

    Question NVME SSD as a boot drive on asus z97-p motherboard

    Hello, I am planning to buy kingston a400 m.2 ssd and I have asus z97-p mobo, I keep hearing that my motherboard won't be able to support the ssd as a boot drive so I need advice with it as I intend to use it as a boot drive. My bios is updated. Thanks
  19. N

    [SOLVED] WD Green M.2 not showing

    Bought a 240GB M.2 SSD (2280) for my Asus Z97A Usb3.1 motherboard. It did not show in the Bios or Disk Management. I have tried: Updating Bios Reseating Changing Bios setting to M.2 mode Updating drivers I assumed the product was DOA as it did not show up in another computer either (that pc had...
  20. A

    Question In which slot should I install my m.2?

    So I’m installing an m.2,(Samsung 970 evo), in my Asus Roy strix z390-f motherboard. The only problem is that I couldn’t find in the motherboard manual in which slot I should install the ssd. Anyone who knows? Thanks.