Question Gigabyte motherboard not recognizing NVMe SSD

funchal99

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Dec 16, 2017
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Hello there,

So, recently I bought an WD blue SN550 ssd, which I've installed in the m.2 socket of the motherboard. It is not my boot drive by the way (at least for now).
I formatted it through Windows Disk Manager, and have been using it normally. However, the BIOS for my Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H doesn't seem to be recognizing it as the NVMe ssd it is.
The user manual says there's supposed to be an NVMe configuration option on the peripherals tab, which is missing. Not only that, it also says there are no PCIe SSDs installed, which can't be right.
Also, when I open up Speccy, the program I use to monitor my system temperature, it lists the ssd as "unknown SSD" as opposed to SATA or NVMe SSD.
I'm not sure now if the SSD is actually working properly or if it's not using all of its properties correctly.
I've thought about updating the BIOS (I'm on F7), but I've learned it can be a pretty risky process.

I apologize in advance if my question may be kinda dumb, as I'm admiteddly not very knowledgble on this.

Also thanks in advance.
 
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