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  1. O

    [SOLVED] Can't boot to windows after installing m.2 drive

    I'm using MSI MPG Z490 motherboard with Samsung 860 EVO Sata SSD as a Windows 10 boot drive (plus several other drives for storage) without problem. Recently bought a Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 drive. Which after installing and opening the pc always throws me to the BIOS screen. Although every...
  2. Y

    [SOLVED] Will Samsung's data migration tool do EVERYTHING for me automatically?

    I just bought a new 1TB Samsung 980 M.2 SSD for €65. Had my eyes on an M.2 for a while (preferably a Samsung because of the data migration tool and high speeds/quality) so when I saw this price I really couldn't pass up on it. I'm currently running a 5 year old Crucial 275GB SATA SSD (with...
  3. Iver Hicarte

    Question Recommendations for M.2 NVME drives that offer excellent REAL WORLD Performance?

    Good day, I'm currently looking for a 1TB M.2 NVME that has excellent REAL WORLD performance, I don't really give much emphasis if a lot of the NVME drives today have very fast speeds when it comes to synthetic benchmarks since these are SYNTHETIC BENCHMARKS. I'm looking for a drive that can...
  4. K

    [SOLVED] how to correctly connect two pcie 4.0 nvme disks on X570 AORUS MASTER

    I found out my second SSD disk to be slow and I wonder whether it is connected to the best way possible to my motherboard. I've read the manual but honestly I don't understand the sharing of PCIe links. All components (graphic card and both SSD disks) are PCIe 4.0 but the reading speed of the...
  5. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Do motherboards with M.2 slots support both M.2 NVME and M.2 SATA?

    Apologies for the ludicrous question, I am new to M.2 drives I know little to nothing about them, and I am planning to upgrade to these types of drives specifically NVME. My question is, if a motherboard has/supports M.2 drive slots, are both NVME and SATA M.2 SSD drives supported in the slots...
  6. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] What is a RAID Setup?

    Good day, As the title says, what is a RAID setup when it comes to storage configuration, I have been reading a lot of about this online but I just can't seem to understand the techy gobbledygook, can someone please provide an answer in "English"? An answer that can be easily understood and at...
  7. D

    [SOLVED] I am having issues while setting up my m.2

    I just purchased a kingston NVMe m.2 and installed it on my MSI Z390 a pro, already enabled m2 optane genie but I have no idea what to do after this, the manual sucks and theres only a tutorial for doing RAID arrays, everytime I try to install windows it just wont recognize the m2 even though...
  8. airybike2

    [SOLVED] Migrating windows from HDD to m.2 do i need to clone everything from the HDD to the m.2

    I built my pc last year and thought at the time I would be ok with not having a SSD or m.2 so I put one 3tb HDD and only that I downloaded windows off my old laptop and downloaded its still un activated it doesn't really bother me but it might be contributing to my slow boot time and slow run...

    [SOLVED] I cant boot anything with my SSD plugged-in

    Hey, today I just tried to turn on my laptop, and all thay I saw was that windows is making recovery or detecting errors, but it dured infinitely. I tried to pull out the battery, also pull out and insert again SSD. (M.2 Kingston) I made a windows installer USB and tried to boot it, also nothing...
  10. L

    Question Gigabyte B550I Aorus Pro AX / AMD Ryzen 5600X. Won't work with one M.2 nVME SSD and four SATA-III HDDs?

    Sorry in advance for the long post, but I want y'all to have all the info. It's not like I'm a newbie to this -- been building PCs since the late 1980s. So I've done all of the basic troubleshooting stuff, of course. And all of the advanced stuff I can think of, or glean from a Google search...
  11. B

    [SOLVED] Laptop won't start after installing new SSD ?

    Hi! I have Asus f510ua and I bought a new Kingston NV1 250GB NVMe PCIe SSD. I installed the SSD but the laptop won't start at all. When I disconnect it the PC boots normally. What can be the reason?
  12. L

    [SOLVED] Will my M.2 SSD work with my motherboard?

    Hello, I'm not sure if the motherboard will be compatible with the M.2 SSD. The mother board is the Asus Prime A520M-K and the M.2 is a WD green WDS240G2G0C Couldn't find anything online on whether it would work or not. Thanks in advanced
  13. B

    [SOLVED] Best M.2 SSD (1tb) for gaming/work

    Hi guys, I plan to buy an M.2 SSD (1tb) mainly for gaming but also for video/photo editing work. My motherboard is an Asus x470 Prime-Pro and I don't know which M.2 to choose, what would you advise? Thanks!
  14. Iver Hicarte

    [SOLVED] Setting PCIE slot to gen 3 instead of gen 4

    In the UEFI you can set the GPU's PCIE lane version on what version you want it, my question is if you set the lane to.....let's say version 3.0, will the lane of the NVME drives also change to that version? Correct me if I'm wrong and I am surely wrong, to my knowledge or how I understand NVME...
  15. N

    Question Anyone know a HDD dock that takes m2 and 2.5"? UK

    Hi, Been looking everywhere for a single cable solution, my pc has a 10gb type c and type a so either will do, just can't seem to find a dock that takes both :(
  16. Ttechnologick

    [SOLVED] I've slowly added a total of 6 Hard drives to my system. And the method i used has created a complete mess... I think

    I have 6 Hard drives installed. And yeah, i thought i was clever and just stuffed them in all willynilly. I have programs installed on each one. Windows will show some of the programs in start some in add/remove and some i just randomly find when im going through folders (I just found a...
  17. FadiObaji

    [SOLVED] RAID 0 on Dark Hero mobo good idea?

    Hi all, so i have a Dark Hero motherboard and I already have a 1TB 980 pro on the top M.2 Slot which uses the CPU lanes. Now I'm planning on buying a second 1TB because the first one is almost full and i need more. I saw a lot of videos on YouTube about that, some say it's great and gives...
  18. tonksy166

    [SOLVED] after upgrading my storage to a 1tb m.2 i cannot install my gpu drivers, my pc starts boot looping and requires a fresh windows install.

    I bought myself a new 1TB m.2 SSD (crucial p2), and I installed windows fresh onto the drive after formatting all of the drives I already had connected to my pc (a 240 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD) my pc ran just fine for a few hours (i was installing all my games and playing valorant + league of...
  19. M

    [SOLVED] M.2 1 tb choice help

    Currently running an ancient HDD and a Samsung 850 Evo 500GB (sata) but looking to make use of the m.2 slot on my mobo (22110, 2242, 2260, 2280, PCI-E 3.0 x4) and getting rid of the HDD as its horrifically slow and starting to make some concerning noises every now and then - looking at 1tb but...
  20. theRTT

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 (install) extremely slow

    Hi guys! I've just build a brand new pc, here are some of the components: Gigabyte Aorus RTX 3080 xtreme - Gigabyte Aorus x570 elite - AMD Ryzen 7 5800x - Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB m.2. Now, here are some video's. I think you can obviously see what's wrong. Install 1 - Install 2 - Homescreen So...
  21. [SOLVED] Can I Run 3 M.2 NVME SDD'S in This Motherboard?

    Hi Can I Run 3 M.2 NVME SDD'S in This Motherboard? Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE AX V2 (AMD Ryzen 5000/B550/ATX/True 12+2 Phases Digital VRM/PCIe4.0/DDR4/USB3.2 Gen 1/Realtek ALC1200/Intel WiFi 6/2xM.2 Thermal Guard/2.5 GbE LAN/HDMI/DP/Gaming Motherboard)...
  22. A

    [SOLVED] Asrock Creator X570 board Secure Boot

    Greetings, As many others have seen the Windows 11 requirements, I am trying to set up my secure boot on my Asrock Creator X570 board with a Ryzen AMD CPU. On the board itself I have an m.2 drive in the slot and then my backup (mostly games) drive is an older Samsung SSD. When I am in the...
  23. TRE IzDOPE

    Question 1TB WD_BLACK SN750 SE nvme M.2 Seq Write speed only 507 MB/S?

    I have windows on a 960 EVO 250GB, and just installed this M.2, backed up windows on it, and a few games are on it. I just used AS SSD to test the speeds and the SEQ READ 2942, the SEQ WRITE 507 that is REALLY LOW? The 960 is next to my CPU in the CPU lane on my ASUS TUF gaming x570 Plus Wifi...
  24. TRE IzDOPE

    Question installed 2nd m.2 and cloned drive now trying to format first m.2 but says it is in use - no page file enabled?

    So, I have a 250GB 960 EVO and I just installed a 1TB WD black SN750 SE that came with Battlefield 2042 I used acrontis true image and cloned the disk, I then went to BIOS and put the new M.2 as the only bootable device. My 960 EVO used to be C:/ and the WD was Z:/ NOW, it has made the new M.2...
  25. D

    [SOLVED] Cloning/Migrating OS SSD to M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe, as easy as it looks?

    Hi, As always, thanks in advance for any assistance. So I want some extra storage and thought I could also increase speed a little. The idea is get a new M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (between 250GB-1TB) and clone/migrate my OS SSD to that. This frees up the old 250GB SSD for games, whilst also making...
  26. R

    [SOLVED] M.2 SSD not showing in BIOS or Disk Management ?

    Hello, I'm a long time lurker but a new person here. I have this issue with a recently bought m.2 WD Blue SSD 2280, it refuses to show up in either BIOS or in Disk Management ? My Motherboard is Asus ROG STRIX B365-F GAMING, the latest BIOS. My CPU is Intel Core i7 9700 @ 3.00GHz If it...
  27. SublimeOrange

    [SOLVED] HDD/SSD to M.2 SSD cloning advice ?

    Hi all, Currently I have my OS on my Sata SSD and games/other files spread across some other HDDs. My new motherboard has M.2 support and I'd like to remove the need for HDDs and simply have an M.2 SSD with my OS on, and the Sata SSD for my games/other files. What is the easiest way to...
  28. F

    [SOLVED] M.2 Reliable Recommendations.

    Actually got a PNY 240gb SSD, bought it december 2020 and now it has 50% health on crystaldiskinfo, my pc has gotten slower when opening stuff and boot time went from 20 secs to a minute, always left it with at least 25% to 30% free space, as i've read this could prevent short lifespan, but it...
  29. R

    Question Im having to apply pressure to my Crucial M.2 SSD to boot

    Im having to apply pressure to my Crucial M.2 SSD to boot should i replace my SSD, motherboard or both?
  30. P

    [SOLVED] B560M DS3H M.2 drive question

    Hi I've been looking at the Gigabyte B560M DS3H motherboard but the hard drive connections are confusing me a little. In the info it says it has 6 SATA ports and 2 M.2 connectors. In the manual it says that using a M.2 Sata SSD drive will disable one of the SATA ports (seems clear enough) but...
  31. euphoria4949

    [SOLVED] [New Build] - M.2 not detected in either slots (Samsung 980 Pro in ASUS X570-E)

    I am completely new to NVME and M.2. drives so please explain like I'm 5yo. I mean I know what they are but never used one until today. I'm just breadboarding my new parts before installing them, everything seemed fine and detected except... no drive detected in the M.2 slots. Do I have to...
  32. deNameMo

    [SOLVED] Reinstall Windows 10 on a NVMe M.2 SSD or keep it on a regular SSD?

    Suppose you have Windows 10 on a regular Samsung Evo SSD (250GB), are slowly running out of space and decide to buy a 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD. Should you reinstall Windows 10 to the newly installed M.2 NVMe SSD and install apps and games to the same M.2 SSD (and keep the other SSD obviously inside of...
  33. C

    [SOLVED] Second NVMe SSD at the expense of GPU speed

    Hi, I am building a small ITX system on an ASUS ROG STRIX B450-I GAMING motherboard. The mb has one x16 PCIe slot for the GPU, and 2 M2 slots for SSD. I intend to use SSD drives in both M2 slots. The mb manual reads that if there is an SSD in the second M2 slot (as it uses shared bandwidth)...
  34. callme_kind

    Question Intel Optane out, my new m.2 not being detected

    So basically, the story is best buy gave me the wrong drive when I asked for mine (a WD M.2 NAND SSD). I put the intel optane into my m.2, then I get a call from them so I removed it. I got my actual drive and put it into my computer but it isn't being detected, not even in the BIOS. All SATA...
  35. [SOLVED] Surface Pro 3 Data Recovery

    I would be especially grateful and thankful to anyone who can help me out with this problem. We have a surface pro 3 where Windows went nuts and we cannot get windows to boot at all. We’ve tried everything under the sun and at this point the only concern we have is getting the data off of the...
  36. GSF2021

    [SOLVED] Storage drives not recognized in Device Manager or Disk Management ?

    Hey everyone. A very long time ago, I got an M.2 SSD, plugged it in, and continued on with my life. Then I upgraded my RAM, put my PC back together, and suddenly one of my HDDs wasn't registering. Weird. Unplugged it and inserted it again. Nothing. Tried different SATA cables, nothing. Got the...
  37. B

    [SOLVED] We can't format or re-use M.2 SSDs taken from new ASUS laptops ?

    My company recently purchased a bunch of ASUS Vivobook 15's. They came with 128GB M.2's and we replaced them with 256GB M.2. The removed 128GB ones are FORESEE FSGLMMC-128GH We wanted to reuse them but can't seem to get them to format on any other systems. Tried them in other computers, on 2...
  38. T

    [SOLVED] M.2 NVMe external cases limit of 2TB - does it really exists and if yes: why?

    Hi I am recently once again upgrading my local storage capacities. For many reasons I wanted to add a third M.2 NVMe drive - but this time connect it via a cable of some sort and not install it in a dedicated M.2 slot on my motherboard. And so I started looking for solutions. Long story short...
  39. kwoosh

    [SOLVED] Slow system drive

    I've noticed my pc has been slowing down lately and decided to run a benchmark only to find that my system drive has been performing extremely poorly. It says to plug it into a SATA 3.0 port, but I'm not sure if I can do this since it's an m.2. Is there any way I can fix its performance without...
  40. [SOLVED] New m.2 NVME SSD slower than adversited.

    I bought a new ssd crucial p2 500GB to upgrade by old PC a bit. My motherboard gigabyte ga-z97p-d3 doesn't support m.2 so I had to get an adapter card. Bought some cheap chinese <Mod Edit> adapter to be able to plug in the ssd. Everything works fine except my drive is quite a bit slower than...