Forum discussion tagged with nvm.e.
  1. H

    Question Hard Drive doesn't show up on Disk Management

    Recently I had a problem with my old SSD setup (and I do mean quite old), so I bought a new one for my computer as soon as I had the money for it So when I got it, I did all the installation process, went all just fine, except that my Hard Drive doesn't show up anywhere on the new windows...
  2. R

    Question Which 2 TB NVMe SSD should I get for an older motherboard for gaming in 2023 ?

    I live in Australia - prices and availability aren't great. - Motherboard is ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming - Motherboard only supports Gen 3 NVMe SSD. - PC is used for gaming Are there any good reasons to go for the Samsung 970 EVO for gaming or should I just get the cheapest 2 TB NVMe SSD...
  3. I

    Question WD_Black NVMe stopped working randomly

    Hello, My WD_Black SN770 1TB NVMe randomly stopped working this morning, last night it was working fine. I've checked disk management to see if it randomly unallocated itself, but it's not even showing up there or in File Explorer. I've also unplugged it and plugged it back into a different slot...
  4. S

    Question What is wrong with my Kingston PCIe 4.0 NVMe M2 SSD?

    Issue: A few seconds after using the Kingston PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD (copying files to it or installing a game or app) it stops working and the ssd is not recognized any longer. History: - I received the SSD a couple of days ago, since the first PCIe 4.0 port was partially covered by the cooler...
  5. C

    Question New Computer & Transferring All Files

    I want to preface this by stating that I only have experience building new computers, and I have never explored the realm of switching from one computer to another. My current PC only contains a single 1TB M.2 NVMe drive that I use as my only storage source. It contains all of my game downloads...
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    [SOLVED] Shrinking, Cloning, and Restoring Partition Sizes with Macrium Reflect ?

    First off, Happy New Year's Day to everyone here. :giggle: A few days before Christmas, I had to clone my NVMe to a SSD because I needed to factory reset my PC to prepare it for a RMA (bluetooth was faulty). The problem I'm concerned about is that I had to allow Macrium Reflect to shrink my...
  7. G

    Question Are NVME Slot sensitive to movement?

    My SSD suddenly didn't get detected in my Motherboard. then it gets detected again after I give a gentle push and tap?
  8. ShuDog

    Question Asrock Z370 Tai Chi M.2 port issues

    Hi, In regard to my Asrock Z370 Tai Chi Motherboard, I have 2 identical m.2 drives, the only port that will recongnise them is m.2_3, neither of the other 2 will show them in the bios or windows drive manager I have tried both drives in all ports and both only work in m.2_3 I have unplugged...
  9. Xiarte

    Question My NVMe won't show up in BIOS

    I recently bought a new rig and this week decided to upgrade with a NVMe (SILICON POWER UD80 500GB M.2 2280 NVMe/PCIe) on a TUF GAMING B450M-PLUS II motherboard. I mounted and remounted the drive many times, changed every available setting there was in the BIOS (I don't have PCH Configuration)...
  10. vryy

    Question Kioxia NVMe M2 SSD not detected

    My mainboard (MSI Pro B660M-A) does not detect this SSD from Kioxia: https://personal.kioxia.com/de-de/ssd/exceria-nvme-ssd.html Does anyone have an idea to fix this?
  11. Soloplayer90

    Question Help me pick an nvme

    Hello guys iam building a budget pc with ryzen 5 5600g and b550m ds3h mobo I was going to buy a 250 gb nvme (adata sword fish ) and a 1 tb hard drive than i checked the prices and its loke 50 dollars more to go for a 1tb ssd Here is the local store than iam going to buy for My budget is a...
  12. B

    Question It’s Dead. What Could They Get?

    Ok here’s my question… I have a 2 1/2 year old Samsung 970 Pro NVMe drive as my primary with OS on it. It died. I replaced with a clone on a SSD. my question is this… if I return it to Samsung to take advantage of the warranty, how much of my activity/ desktop could they possible take from it...
  13. ylmzsn

    Question Do I have enough PCIe lanes for another M.2 drive?

    Hello everybody, Here's my system. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/yilmazsen/saved/R9y7hM I have an intel 7820x processor (Link) with 28 PCIe lanes. My cpu's PCIe lanes are used by X2 nvidia 3090 gpu's and a single nvme ssd. I want to add another nvme ssd to my system. Do you think I will have...
  14. 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?
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    [SOLVED] DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION plaguing my Windows 10 NVME drive

    Hey all. I got a Crucial NVME drive to move my Windows 10 install to about a year ago, but I kept getting BSODs with no dump available, so I moved it back to my SATA ssd and just used the NVME as a game drive. Well I've taken another crack at installing Windows on the NVME, and I keep getting...
  16. Logick

    [SOLVED] My Samsung 970 Evo Plus is no longer recognized in the bios but still boots up.

    This seems to be a continuation of my previous issue. https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/samsung-950-pro-resizable-bar-causing-ocassional-bsods.3715946/ Overview of setup CPU: i9-9900k MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master (updated to latest bios) RAM: 32GB (4x8) Corsair Vengeance LPX c15...
  17. C


    Ive never installed an Nvme ssd. What is this black cover that came with the motherboard? Do i install it over the top of the ssd? The ssd is a 970 Evo. Thanks https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5859/1tQrT4.jpg
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    Question Is my M.2 Nvme broken?

    So I bought myself parts to build a new pc. The parts are: i5-11600K Asus Prime B560-Plus Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB 3200Mhz (2x16gb) Samsung Evo 970 500Gb Seagate Barracuda Compute 1TB My problem is with the M.2 drive, sometimes it shows up in BIOS and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it...
  19. J

    [SOLVED] Can Disabling RAID Kill a Hard Drive?

    I just built a new computer for a user at work and after building it all the components showed up properly in the BIOS. I set up RAID 1 between two samsung 1TB NVMe SSDs which worked fine but when I tried booting to the Windows 10 install USB it just kept booting to the BIOS. I was trying...
  20. DrLight1491

    Question Need help now with Nvme data not reading

    I have been using my computer now for about 8 months and got a new case, after moving everything to the new case I got to boot it up and it now says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" I have tried reseatting the drive and...
  21. B

    [SOLVED] Why is my new PNY XLR8 CS3030 not showing speed as advertised?

    Ad says up to 3500 read and write up to 3100 (https://www.pny.com/CS3030-M-2-NVMe-SSD?sku=M280CS3030-500-RB) I just bought one (500GB) and received it today. installed it in my MSI GP63 Leopard 8re laptop. Cloned it successfully without any issues. but I get way far less than that when I...
  22. B

    [SOLVED] Hi, question about m.2 drives.

    I recently built a new PC. This is my third build, so I'm not terribly experienced, but I know what I doing for the most part. Got all of the components installed, if you're interested they are: Ryzen 5600x, Corsair Vengeance 32gb DDR4, GB Auros Elite m-atx MB, Gamemax VP-600 PSU, WD SN550...
  23. Walsounet

    [SOLVED] Does my Motherboard/bios support NVMe ( PCIe) boot?

    I got an old computer that i want to upgrade and gain some speed starting up and improve the general usage(work and low specs gaming). to achieve what i want i was thinking about a new ssd. i got two options in mind : SSD 2.5" Samsung 870 EVO 250GB MLC V-NAND SATA or SSD M.2 2280 Western...
  24. G

    [SOLVED] How do I transfer Windows OS from one m.2 NVMe to another

    Hey everyone, I just got a new samsung 980 PRO and want to use that as my boot os. Currently I have a 970 EVO as my boot OS but I want to transfer that to my 980 PRO while keeping my 970 as storage. I have seen people talk about ssd to m.2 or smaller m.2 to a larger one, but I haven't seen...
  25. W

    [SOLVED] Crucial vs Intel vs WD

    Crucial P1 500GB 3D NAND NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD vs Intel SSD 660p 512GB vs WD Blue PCIe NVMe SSD 500GB vs Kingston 500GB A2000 M.2 2280 Nvme Which one should I pick? Crucial, WD blue, Kingston almost same price. Intel is priced little higher here. Are These four are QLC memory?
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    [SOLVED] NVMe SSD not showing its full capcity.

    I just installed a Samsung 970 EVO, and when I looked in file manger I didn't notice it there I look and in disk manger and found it in there Unallocated but with only 465.76. Where did the other space go or is that just how it is out of box?
  27. Danifantom


    Hello my friends, I've spent the last 7 days trying to clone my SATA SSD to my new NvMe SSD in the hours after work. So my problem is: My cloned NvMe won't boot, it throws BSOD "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE". A fresh install works, but I really need it to be cloned for various reasons. Now, the...
  28. EridanusSV

    [SOLVED] How to not kill NVMe M.2?

    Hello, Back in high school when I had a gaming laptop, I got myself a 970 EVO NVMe M.2 drive. After a few months, it died on me. It was RMA'd but the problem persists. I assume it's the heat so I shunned NVMe's and never looked at them ever again. Now I want to get back into having...
  29. I

    [SOLVED] Why isn't my NVMe SSD showing it's full capacity

    I've just recently got a new laptop yesterday from Best Buy, and the advertised space for this NVMe SSD is 512 GB, And in the BIOS, it does say that the max capacity of my NVMe SSD is 512 GB, but when I open file explorer or disk management, It says that my NVMe SSD only has 476 GB I Even tried...
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    [SOLVED] Issue about buying this NVMe

    Hey so I am looking to get an SSD in my pc as my HDD is too slow. I would like to make it the boot drive for my windows 10. This is my current build but I dont have the SSD in the build yet, its just there for testing purposes. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/nsVn7T on the compatibility...
  31. M

    [SOLVED] I can`t install win 10 on my m.2 SSD. Need help!

    When try to install windows 10 on to my M.2 SSD the windows installation cuts off rigth before the installation is complete, its at the one second remaning mark and then pc restarts for some reason. I feel like i have tryed out everything at this point and have given up on this SSD
  32. FaithOnHuman

    [SOLVED] My Nvme runs like Sata III SSD

    Hey, I bought a nvme 970EVO PLUS 500GB to replace my SATA III 860evo. I installed the windows to my nvme but it feels like my old SATA iii SSD... when I run the samsung magician benchmark the score is outstanding 3513 read 2376 write but... when I launch apps like photoshop the waiting time is...
  33. K

    Question Z390 storage port configuration

    Hi everyone, I have a new pc with an MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC motherboard (2 x M.2 ports and 6 SATA ports) currently using one M.2 slot for a 970 EVO nvme drive. I also am using a latger SATA 860 evo ssd connected to the sata ports. However, I'm wishing I had gotten more storage and am either...
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    Question Issue with HDD to NVMe cloning

    Hi, I recently buy a 1Tb M.2 from XPG : https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07K1J3C23/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 So I downloaded Macrium Reflect to clone my current RAID 0 HDDs to my freshly mount SSD, but got a issue telling me that : The target disk has a incompatible...
  35. M

    Question Why is 960 a lot more expensive than 970?

    It seems the SSD ("960" version) that I bought last time actually became even more expensive: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LY3Y9PH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Why is it $1599? But strangely, I found that "970" version is a lot cheaper ($472)...
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    Question Changing SSD while keeping everything

    I think my Windows OS is installed on this SSD 860 SATA m2 : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07822SVMS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Now I want to move to this SSD 970 NVme 970 m2 due to heavy load of computations...
  37. P

    [SOLVED] Samsung 970 Evo Plus on Asus Z97-PRO GAMER

    Hello, I have brought myself a Samsung 970 Evo Plus today and I think I made a mistake as I believe that running this SSD on Z97-PRO GAMER limits it to around 800MB/s while it should run at 3,600MB/s... My full spec is: Intel i7 - 4790k (oc to 4.9GHz) Asus Z97-PRO GAMER Corsair 16GB DDR3 1600...
  38. K

    Question Install NVMe M.2 drive alongside Intel Optane optimized main drive?

    I have been running Intel Optane using a 32gb intel optane drive with a 3TB HD for a little while now. I want to speed up some of my loading times for gaming and so purchased a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 drive to use as an alternate drive. I plan to boot Windows to the Optane 3TB HD, and then...
  39. New Void

    Question NVMe vs Sata III

    This is my current system: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/TCKBD3 Is my 1tb Sata III SSD okay or should I get this: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cpAUgpTa How great are the advantages as this is, as far as I can tell, an amazing price and as can be seen a very well reviewed product.
  40. sabot00

    Question HP EX920 vs Silicon Power P30A80

    Hi guys, looking for a new 1TB SSD. At first I was looking at the 660p for $87, but then I saw the EX920 for $106 -- enticing for its amazing performance. Right now the SP drive (with a really [censored] name) is about the same price range, and according to Anandtech's bench, it outperforms the...