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  1. Joran.D

    [SOLVED] 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...
  2. [SOLVED] 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...
  3. 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...
  4. D

    [SOLVED] 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...
  5. JakeHockey9

    [SOLVED] 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...
  6. maika1024

    [SOLVED] 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...
  7. S

    [SOLVED] 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...
  8. A

    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?
  9. [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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. momowicket

    [SOLVED] Clarification with m.2 ssds

    Hi all, I currently have an ASUS B-450m-k motherboard - https://www.asus.com/au/Motherboards-Components/Motherboards/PRIME/PRIME-B450M-K/ The m.2 slot is jammed right underneath the graphics card. My interpretation of the website is that it does NOT have NVME compatibility. If this is the...
  13. S

    Question SSD Compatibility

    Hi, I have been asked to upgrade an M.2 SSD to a bigger size and possibly a 1 Tb HDD to a SSD. My knowledge of the newer M.2 type drives is severely limited, so I'd like some advice please ... The M.2 Drive in the laptop (which I do NOT have in my possession, so this is the only information I...
  14. Defendergrade

    Question Samsung 980 nvme m.2 not appearing in bios…HELP!

    So I was playing monster hunter and my dog bumped the pc tower and it froze. So I do a hard shutdown and go to re boot when it goes straight into bios showing no bootable devices found. Mobo is an asus z490-p m.2 is a Samsung 980. It’s the only drive I have installed and have been using it fine...
  15. S

    [SOLVED] M.2 screw replacement.

    I recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 1TB SSD and found out that the store that assembled my PC a couple years back didn't provide the screw bag that came with the motherboard box. (Probably thinking I wouldn't dare to open my case due to warranty) I looked up online and saw that the...
  16. [SOLVED] Multiple BSOD after installing M.2 SSD

    I'm having problems using M.2 SSD on my machine, it's causing a lot of blue screens, with different errors. The problem started when I bought my first M.2, an XPG S41 TUF SSD, which started to cause several blue screens, I thought that the SSD was broked, and I ended up requesting another one...
  17. P

    Question M.2 Not Booting Into Windows

    Hi, A few days ago I switched on my pc and was greeted with a 'could not detect operating system' message. I've never had issues with it before however after reading up on what I could find and trying some bios changes, nothing seemed to work. Under the m.2 section in the bios however, the...
  18. thomasst

    [SOLVED] NVMe M.2 SSD on an Asrock AB350 Fatal1ty Gaming K4?

    Hello, I'm currently using a small SATA SSD as a boot drive, and two HDDs for most of my storage needs. However, this setup is becoming too slow for me (not to mention noisy), so I'm looking for an upgrade. A retailer in my country offers a good deal on a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB. However, I...
  19. Question M.2 ssd: Windows 10 boot device no longer found after crash. Traces of liquid found on the drives?? After drying, drives show up but are read only.

    tl;dr: Boot device not found after crash. M.2 drives had some weird liquid on them like they were sweating(??) but show up in system after drying. Files can be read but not written on either of my two m.2's. Can't run bootrec /fixboot or chkdsk because of this. Is this read only mode an m.2...
  20. K

    [SOLVED] Disabling m.2 slots from bios

    Hi, is there any motherboard out there that allows the user to disable specific m.2 slots from bios and thus making the drives on those slots not show up on, say, another os? Right now I'm using m.2 pcie slot adapters and disabling the slots from a switch, not a feature many if any motherboard...
  21. C

    Question M.2 NVMe SSD stops working, continues working after powercycle, no S.M.A.R.T errors but many errors in Event Viewer ?

    I'm having a really frustrating issue with 1 of my M.2 SSDs and I suspect it is probably just faulty, however I would like to confirm before going and buying a new one. My ADATA SX6000NP has recently started failing very often, but the weird part is that most the time a simple restart or...
  22. Ts638

    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD not being detected by BIOS

    I just got a new NVMe SSD ( Western Digital 1TB WD Green SN350 - WDS100T3G0C ) for my pc and is not showing up in the BIOS and Windows. I haven't had issues adding drives in the past and this my first time adding an m.2 SSD and I'm not sure what to do. I have tried changing settings in the BIOS...
  23. R

    [SOLVED] Windows doesn't boot after restart / shutdown ?

    I just got a m.2 ssd and decided to reinstall windows on it. I wiped my old windows drive and everything seems to be working fine. However when i restart my pc i get the following message Recovery Your pc/Device needs to be repaired. a required device isn't connected or can't be accessed. Error...
  24. Mister Lemons

    [SOLVED] Upgrading game storage to larger drive of the same make but higher capacity

    Long story short; I've finally used every byte of storage on my dedicated steam drive. It's a Sabrent Rocket 256 M.2 NVME that I've only managed to fill after updating the games I currently have on there. I'm not a hoarder of digital media so it's taken two years to fill that measly 240GB...
  25. T

    [SOLVED] M.2 Shows up in BIOS and Device Manager, but not Disk Manager

    I recently got a new SSD. It's a Silicone Power 1TB M.2 SSD. I already have a SATA SSD that's been installed since I built the PC. The M.2 shows up in BIOS and Device Manager, but not Disk Manager. I have tried uninstalling the Standard SATA AHCI Controller, moving around my SATA cables for the...
  26. N

    [SOLVED] Can i use 2 M.2 SSDs with my motherboard.

    Ok i have a MSI x470 gaming plus motherboard. A Ryzen 5 1600, 16 gb coursair ram. Rx 590 GPU. Anyway my motherboard has 2 slots for M.2 Andi i have 2 samsung 500 gb m.2 drives. Can i use both slots for extra storage? or will it cut my wifi card off? Soon i will remove the wifi card when i get a...
  27. G

    [SOLVED] Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB not showing up in Disk Management

    MSI MPG Z390 GAMING PLUS LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z390 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 64-layer 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) I also have a Sandisk SSD plus 250GB in SATA port 3 and have tried connecting the WD...
  28. Q

    [SOLVED] New M.2 SSD: got "device does not exist" error, but now it's working, should I keep or return it?

    Hi everyone, I got a new XPG SX8100 4TB M.2 NVMe PCIe 4 SSD. Yesterday, I installed it in my motherboard (MSI MEG X570 UNIFY with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU), in one of the M.2 slots, and covered it with the motherboard's M.2 heatsink. There are two other SSDs in the other two M.2 slots, both PCIe 4...
  29. P

    Question Which Slots Should My gpU and M.2 Go Into In My Motherboard?

    I feel like an idiot for making this inquiry, but I’d rather not make a silly mistake. I’ve recently collected the parts to build my new computer and I was wondering exactly which slots my RTX 3090 and samsung 980 pro should go on my Asus ROG strix z690-e. I thought the GPU should go in the top...
  30. demonnnobz

    [SOLVED] Using External Graphics Card on a laptop (Yoga C640) with only 1 M.2 Slot

    Hi everyone, I own a Yoga C640 which only have one storage slot, that is an M.2 NVMe slot which currently houses the only storage and the boot drive of the laptop. If I were to connect the external GPU using this slot, how should I connect the boot drive of the laptop? Through an external...
  31. G

    [SOLVED] Using both M.2 slots on Z390-F Gaming

    Hello, I'm about to get a 2nd M.2 ssd for my Z390-F Gaming motherboard, and I've just heard that you can mess up your GPU from pcie x16 to 8x by using both of the 16x pcie ports. I have no clue where the ports even are and certainly not which one is 1st and 2nd, can anyone who sees this and...
  32. M

    [SOLVED] My M.2 NVMe is not recognized in Disk Management or Device Manager but is in BIOS ?

    I recently bought a Kingston KC2500 500gb NVMe SSD. It was working fine for the first 2 days. But today when I turned on my PC in the morning, the partitions are gone and all the shortcuts for the programs in the SSD are a white piece of paper. In device manager - Disk Drives, there is only my...
  33. S

    Question NVMe M.2 SSD not recognized ?

    Hello, Im setting up a new NVMe SSD as an extra storage (not for boot), when looking at the BIOS I only see "NVMe device not found", and it doesnt appear in windows either. I've updated my BIOS to the latest. From my own research it seems like all the components should support this. Any ideas...
  34. D

    [SOLVED] Upgraded my CPU, but now my M.2 NVMe SSD isn't detected by my motherboard anymore

    I swapped my Ryzen 5 2600 for a Ryzen 7 5800X on my ASRock B450M Pro4, but my Kingston A2000 SSD, which used to work just fine as my boot drive, simply isn't detected by my motherboard anymore. No mention of it anywhere in the UEFI settings--nothing. It does show my Samsung SATA SSD, but I only...
  35. M

    [SOLVED] Does it matter which slot I put my NVMe SSD?

    I bought a Kingston KC2500 NVMe M.2 SSD. I have a Aorus B550 Elite V2 motherboard. Do I have to put it in the 4.0 slot (the one with the heatsink) for better performance? Is it okay if I just put it in the second 3.0 slot? Will it be slower? The SSD is 3.0 gen. It would be a hassle to put it in...
  36. E

    Question VGA Light, no post with GPU installed

    So I recently managed to find a good deal on the i7 11700 and I've since upgraded from my R5 1600 to it. I've had my system for 2 years now with 0 problems. I know all of the hardware works for sure except for the new motherboard, I've heard that there can be semi-frequent duds. So far I've...
  37. UnsureMammal

    [SOLVED] Moving SSD (x2-x4)

    My OS is currently on my 970EVO 250gb m.2 SSD in my x4 m.2 slot. Just bought a 2tb m.2 SSD x4. The first slot (where my ssd currently is) is a x4, and the 2nd ssd slot is x2. Wondering if switching my 970EVO SSD into my m.2 x2 slot, to make room for my new stick will cause any troubles...
  38. L

    Question Motherboard doesn’t recognize my m.2 ssd, anyway to fix this?

    I thought my graphics card was having issues after I lost electricity and now my motherboard doesn’t recognize my ssd or hdd. Yesterday the electricity at my place was out due to high winds and the electric company took 12 hrs to fix the issues in our area. When I was able to I powered up my pc...
  39. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] M.2 integrated heatsink vs. motherboard m.2 heatsink? Is there a big and noticeable real world difference?

    Title says it all, is it worth it to pay extra for m.2 drives that come with a heatsink model? Is the integrated heatsink far better than just the m.2 heatsink included in some motherboards? And is there a big temperature improvement overall? Especially in the real world....
  40. PIKAismyusername

    [SOLVED] [URGENT PLEASE HELP] M.2 SSD Stopped showing up and windows wont boot, if I try installing windows again then the SSD doesnt show up as an option.

    This is super frustrating and I would appreciate some help. My NVME Corsair M.2 MP510 SSD has stopped 'working' Windows does not boot because Windows is on the SSD and it does not show up in BIOS, but when i load on my pc this comes up: and says the name of the SSD, what does this mean? Is my...