Forum discussion tagged with m.2.
  1. spaceguy15

    Question New PC has broken my spirit. Bad MOBO?

    Built a new pc few days ago, here is the build: i7-13700k Asus ROG Strix B760-I Gaming Mini ATX Mobo EVGA 3080 GPU 2TB Samsung 990 Pro m.2 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR5 RAM Case: Cooler Master NRP200MAX (Built in AIO/PSU) Let me start by saying I've had a hell of time with this build mainly...
  2. ELEPEpth

    Question My M.2 SSD Stop working after putting a GPU

    (First I would like to apologize for my bad English and this is also my 2nd month doing and learning about pc stuffs) So I have this 5600g pc that I decided to finally add a cheap GPU that I can afford, its an rx580 2048sp. The problem is whenever I plug it, my SSD does'nt turn on. I say that...
  3. S

    Question M.2 not showing in disk management

    I built a PC couple months ago, I decided to try an M.2 ( never used one before) I installed the Samsung 970 evo plus in the M.2 slot above my graphics card. It shows in bios & device manager but not in disk management, someone suggested enabling it in bios, which it seems to be. I've read some...
  4. L

    [SOLVED] 990Pro No Longer Appearing BIOS

    I have a 960Pro 512GB that I cloned to the 990Pro 1TB. I am running on an ASRock Z370 Extreme4. My 990Pro was undetected the first three times I loaded my pc. My ASRock has 2 M.2 slots that work simultaneously and I have no other drives installed. Fourth time I tried reseating the 990Pro, it...
  5. J

    Question New M.2 Drive No Boot Option

    Hey there! So I just bought and installed a new M.2 drive, cloned my old drive to this new one, but I can't seem to boot from it (triple checked the OS DID copy over). The new drive shows up in disk management, Speccy, Windows explorer, and I can use it like normal, but it does not show up in...
  6. bitsibx

    Question not detected ssd on ( m2p_cpu ) slot

    hi guys I want to add a ssd ( ADATA pcie gen3 x4 m.2 2280) to nvme slot with name ((( m2p_cpu ))) but it dose not detected this is my system info intel core i9 10gen z490 gaming x MB ssd msi spatium m371 on (m2m_sb) slot ssd msi spatium m460 on (m2a_sb) slot so what should i do ?
  7. airwickk

    Question Could I swap out the boot drive from one computer with another’s?

    To make a long story short, I have two desktops in my home, and one of them currently doesn’t work. Both PCs only use a single M.2 SSD, therefore both have Windows 11 installed onto them, and both are the boot drives for their respective desktops. Each system also has an Intel processor, so...
  8. M

    Question Best & Fastest 4TB SSD that's compatible with DDR5 RAM and motherboard?

    Perhaps it needs to be M.2 NVMe to be the fastest one? Fastest 4TB M.2 NVMe SSD compatible with DDR5 RAM and motherboard "Kingston FURY Renegade 4TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD" Is this the fastest and best one right now?
  9. Miller12

    [SOLVED] M.2 making other drives not show up.

    So I got a new M.2 ssd and when I plug it into my PC 2 other drives on my PC are not detected. Once I unplug the m.2 the other drives are shown in the BIOS does anyone know what's wrong? I got a new motherboard and it's exhibiting the same behavior.
  10. Tibbbs

    Question m.2 nvme not showing in bios but bootable if sata drive is connected

    Hi I recently brought a m.2 nvme drive "Crucial P3 Plus" I plugged it in installed windows 11 and everything works. I looked in the bios to select my new drive as the primary boot device but its not listed in my bios which I thought was odd but whatever, when I turn on my pc I have the option...
  11. Galog

    Question M.2 nvme ssd wont show up anywhere at all

    Posting again in hopes someone will help (Its been around a week and i still havent found a solution) So i recently got my first M.2 ssd which is a kingston NV2 PCIe4 1TB NVME M.2 ssd, tried installing it on my Gigabyte b450m ds3h v2 but with no success, drive doesnt show up neither in bios or...
  12. Komakon

    Question M.2 Drive Issues.

    Issue: My D drive will work for a little bit then disconnect, it won't show back up till I remove the M.2 and place it back in. Then it will work for a little bit and disconnect again. I have moved it from one socket to another and it's still the same. My C drive works just fine, it's in socket...
  13. Nonthrot

    Question Asus Maximus VII Hero LGA1150 & m.2 slot

    Hello. I recently ran out of space on my SSD with my OS on it, so I figured I’d buy a larger one. Bought a Samsung m.2 card on amazon and plugged it into the m.2 slot on my Asus Maximus VII Hero LGA1150 Motherboard. The card was receiving power but not being recognized in disk manager. That is...
  14. Sparxz

    Question Bought 1st NVMe PCIe 4.0 m.2 storage. But enclosures for sata ?

    I bought my first NVMe type device: Kingston NV2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD 250G M.2 2280 - SNV2S/250G https://amzn.eu/d/eKTjEcK With intention to use in on older sata laptop, using an enclosure. I thought this was an m-key connector when I look it up. But all state "5 pins" identifier. Strangely...
  15. T

    Question New Hyte Revolt 3 ITX build - crashes randomly after boot w/ black screen and fans blasting?

    This is my second PC build here, which is an ITX build using the new Hyte Revolt 3 case with included power supply. Unlike my last ATX build back in 2014, I am encountering numerous issues with this one. Most of which I have been able to overcome with a little bit of ingenuity and a lot of...
  16. username_greg

    Question Upgrading laptop SSD, need advice please

    Just bought a new Dell XPS 15 (9520) with the specs indicated below. I deliberately didn't spring for the upgraded hard drive as Dell wanted close to $300 to get to a 2tb drive and so I'm going to buy one and upgrade myself - very comfortable with opening laptops etc. My question is about which...
  17. L

    Question M.2 extension lead?

    Hi, My Gigabyte B550M DS3H has two M.2 slots, one of which is fiendishly placed just under the graphics card, so despite having slapped in a side fan, it still tends to run hot (in the low 40ºC when not doing very much). (The other sensibly placed M.2 slot is also in use by the system drive...
  18. LightningsalesUK

    Question NVMe M.2 SSD showing as "unknown device" after removing it from PCIe/M.2 adapter card ?

    I am having trouble where my NVMe M.2 SSD's which I was using in a Dell OEM M.2 PCIe x16 adapter. The adapter holds 4 NVMe M.2 Drives and were setup with bifurcation however were only pooled and not raided in a Dell system. Was working perfect however I wanted to put all of the drives in another...
  19. Pessut

    Question Installing PCIe 4.0 NVMe on PCIe 3.0 x4 motherboard?!

    Hello everyone! My motherboard uses PCIe 3.0 x4. I'm thinking of getting an NVMe with a maximum read speed of 3500MB/s. Is there any difference between choosing a PCIE 4.0 NVMe that has 3500MB/s or PCIE 3.0 NVMe that ALSO has 3500MB/s. What would perform better?
  20. Inver_ShaRingan

    Question Can M.2 NVMe cause stuttering in games ?

    For some reason games installed on my Crusial P3 Plus (PCiE 4.0) 3.0 in use as 10th Intel doesn't support 4.0, games stutter. I9 10900k with Two tower cooling 16gb 3600mhz cl16 Crusial Ballistix RTX 2070 strix Z490 Msi gaming plus While installing something, when this drive was used as...
  21. Winter Atomic

    Question M.2 NVME is not recognized by Bios

    One day while playing Overwatch my PC froze, I couldn't alt F4 or anything and had to force quit. This kept on happening more and more over the last week until the PC froze After 5-7 mins of doing nothing. I figured that there was a problem with my Graphics driver so I uninstalled it to reset...
  22. G

    Question My computer doesn't recognize my Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD ?

    Hello, so all of a sudden my computer stopped recognizing my M.2 drive. Windows runs on a Samsung SSD and in the past week I've noticed that it takes a while to load and it stays for around 30 seconds on the bios logo and today the M.2 drive where I keep my files just disappeared. I checked disk...
  23. D

    Question M.2 NVMe SSD not showing up in Windows ?

    I just bought my first NVMe Drive and installed it, its showing up in the BIOS and in other software like Crystaldiskinfo but it never shows up in Disk manager or Diskpart for unknown reason ? I would appreciate any help with finding the solution to this problem.
  24. Y

    Question M.2 to PCIe adapter works for 1394 firewire video capture but there is No Drive Letter ?

    First I am not a gamer. I do high end amateur video editing. Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 My system: Product # 4NN43AA#ABA Omen by HP Obelisk Desktop PC - 875-0034 Motherboard: Version 00 Edoras SSid: 84FD Chipset: H370 500 Watt power supply This is the M.2 A/E to PCIe adapter I...
  25. B

    Question PCB mounted M.2 NVMe SSD Connector as spare

    I need a notebook-PCB mounted M.2 NVMe SSD Connector as spare The manufacturer seems to be the Lotes Guangzhou Co., Ltd.. Where please can I find a reseller for this part? Thanks you very much.
  26. A

    [SOLVED] Proper way to change current NVME secondary storage drive from m.2 slot to PCIE adapter ?

    Currently have 2 NVME drives installed. One WD black SN 750 500 gb as my boot drive C: installed in m.2_1 on motherboard. I have a secondary WD Blue 1tb drive installed in m.2_2 on motherboard labeled D: I have purchased a new 2tb WD black SN850x that I would like to place in the m.2_2...
  27. kurosuma

    Question i can't use my new m.2 in my motherboard.

    ok let's explain about this problem, I recently bought a crucial p3 m.2, but when I put it on my motherboard aorus x470 gaming 5 amd, I get stuck on the bios the led error code marked VGA, I thought the problem was the new m.2 because I have another m.2 but I ask a friend to try the new one...
  28. D

    Question M.2 SATA SSD Not Recognized

    To start here are the relevant specs: Motherboard: ASUS TUF Gaming B450-PLUS II SSD: SK Hynix SC308 128GB M.2 SATA SSD The SSD in question currently contains an old Windows 10 installation, and I'm trying to reformat it for use as a normal storage drive. I already have a 2.5" SATA SSD with my...
  29. H

    Question Is hot glue safe to use on motherboard? (m.2 related w/ pics)

    I built a 5700x system last summer. (july) The motherboard (MSI X570S edge max wifi) had an issue with the 1st m.2 cover. (pics show issue) Never RMA'd it as I needed PC running (and rma's can take awhile) and everything "works" just "not ideal to have a part not doing its job) So issue is the...
  30. Y

    Question Can i use a M.2 key a/e to PCIe adapter to run my ieee1394 card

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 My system: Product # 4NN43AA#ABA Omen by HP Obelisk Desktop PC - 875-0034 Motherboard: Version 00 Edoras SSid: 84FD Chipset: H370 500 Watt power supply I currently own this ieee1394 Asmedia firewire card(PCIe 1x)...
  31. magicbf

    Question SSD for game storage/steam library

    Hello, i'm looking for some SSD, which is at least 480GB to store some of my games and steam library. I don't care if it's SATA or M.2 I'm assuming that i don't need DRAM? Would something like Samsung 980 be fine, or i can possibly go for some cheap SATA with even higher capacity?
  32. H

    Question Im looking for good M.2 storage

    I've building a new system based on Z790 Aero motherboard . Any suggestions ?
  33. E

    Question Windows BSOD after update and now drives either not showing or are at 0/0 bytes free.

    Windows 10 updated and restarted automatically while i was at work. i came home and was able to log in and after 2 minutes everything started freezing up and i got a BSOD. I did not record the error code as i thought this was a one off crash. When i tried to boot again i got sent to the...
  34. A

    Question Cpu throttle and gaming stuttering issue

    Hi all, I have 2 questions, I had an i9 9900k and z390 board, I switched last week to a z690 ddr5 version with 32gb 6000mhz ram and 13th gen I7 13700k. For cooler I have a cheap one, master cooler liquid cooling, it only had 2 fans, I’m wondering what would be a very good cooler to swap for, I...
  35. brigadioras

    [SOLVED] Advice on a new system

    Hello! I hope you guys are doing well. The time has come to build a new PC. I thought what would be a better place than tomshardware to ask for some advice. My budget is around 500 EUR (will be using my old GPU for now) and I have a few questions. I have settled on the new i5-13400f (since...
  36. Hypeman92

    Question Will a A 5000Mb/s Read Write M.2 Work To It's Fullest Speed On My System?

    I've been wanting to get this M.2 SSD for my PC: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09QV5KJHV/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1 Motherboard: MSI A320M-A Pro Max https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/A320M-A-PRO-MAX GPU (adding this because I assume it matters since it's sharing...
  37. F

    [SOLVED] SSD not running at full speed?

    So I recently installed a samsung 980 ssd 1 TB NVME on my HP computer, but it is not running at full speed. When I checked crystal disk info and samsung magician, it stated it was running at PCIe Gen 3x2, and doing some research I found out that this is why it was so slow. It is currently only...
  38. Y

    [SOLVED] Can't format my new M.2 SSD

    I don't know what to do please help, I already initialized the disk but I can't get further than that
  39. A

    [SOLVED] Windows will not boot from M.2 NVMe SSD on PCIe socket

    Hello everyone! I had a bunch of desktop PCs but ran out of 2,5" SSDs for upgrading them. Then again I also had several 256MB M.2 NVMe SSDs so I got some of these: PCIe Adapter for M.2 I startet testing with a rather old PC, its mainboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV, BIOS is from 2015. First I...
  40. MSouzza

    [SOLVED] VGA Led after install M.2 SSD

    Hello. After installing my new M2 SSD, I booted up my PC and everything was working normally. I cloned the files from my Sata SSD to the new SSD, ran the system normally. After trying to open FIFA 23, I received a notification that it was not possible to open the game because I did not have...