[SOLVED] Help: New NVME SSD not detected by old laptop

Cakeface88

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Hi everyone,

I just purchased a new NVME SSD (Samsung 980 SSD 1TB M.2) for my laptop (HP Pavilion 15-ck075nr). The SSD is not being detected in windows or the bios. The original storage was a 1TB HDD so the laptop has never had an M.2 SSD before. This HP bios does not offer many advanced settings to configure the storage, and at this point I am convinced that I cannot do any thing in the bios to fix this. Other threads that have suggested booting in legacy mode, but this did not work for me. I noticed in the user manual that the laptop can support "512-GB, M.2, PCIe, NVME SSD" when I am trying to use a 1TB ssd. I did not think anything of it when I first read it because I didn't think the storage capacity would have anything to do with compatibility, but am I wrong?

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V83JZH4?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Laptop Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05709135.pdf
 
Hi everyone,

I just purchased a new NVME SSD (Samsung 980 SSD 1TB M.2) for my laptop (HP Pavilion 15-ck075nr). The SSD is not being detected in windows or the bios. The original storage was a 1TB HDD so the laptop has never had an M.2 SSD before. This HP bios does not offer many advanced settings to configure the storage, and at this point I am convinced that I cannot do any thing in the bios to fix this. Other threads that have suggested booting in legacy mode, but this did not work for me. I noticed in the user manual that the laptop can support "512-GB, M.2, PCIe, NVME SSD" when I am trying to use a 1TB ssd. I did not think anything of it when I first read it because I didn't think the storage capacity would have anything to do with compatibility, but am I wrong?

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V83JZH4?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Laptop Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05709135.pdf
sometimes HP could be confusing on upgrades with m.2 slot, it's a hit or miss, there is another person just like you, using an m.2 sata wont work but nvme work, so it could be your condition on your laptop is that your ssd is m.2 sata..
 
Hi everyone,

I just purchased a new NVME SSD (Samsung 980 SSD 1TB M.2) for my laptop (HP Pavilion 15-ck075nr). The SSD is not being detected in windows or the bios. The original storage was a 1TB HDD so the laptop has never had an M.2 SSD before. This HP bios does not offer many advanced settings to configure the storage, and at this point I am convinced that I cannot do any thing in the bios to fix this. Other threads that have suggested booting in legacy mode, but this did not work for me. I noticed in the user manual that the laptop can support "512-GB, M.2, PCIe, NVME SSD" when I am trying to use a 1TB ssd. I did not think anything of it when I first read it because I didn't think the storage capacity would have anything to do with compatibility, but am I wrong?

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V83JZH4?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Laptop Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05709135.pdf
sometimes HP could be confusing on upgrades with m.2 slot, it's a hit or miss, there is another person just like you, using an m.2 sata wont work but nvme work, so it could be your condition on your laptop is that your ssd is m.2 sata..
 
Hi everyone,

I just purchased a new NVME SSD (Samsung 980 SSD 1TB M.2) for my laptop (HP Pavilion 15-ck075nr). The SSD is not being detected in windows or the bios. The original storage was a 1TB HDD so the laptop has never had an M.2 SSD before. This HP bios does not offer many advanced settings to configure the storage, and at this point I am convinced that I cannot do any thing in the bios to fix this. Other threads that have suggested booting in legacy mode, but this did not work for me. I noticed in the user manual that the laptop can support "512-GB, M.2, PCIe, NVME SSD" when I am trying to use a 1TB ssd. I did not think anything of it when I first read it because I didn't think the storage capacity would have anything to do with compatibility, but am I wrong?

SSD: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V83JZH4?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Laptop Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05709135.pdf
Look through the bios for an enable/disable for the m.2 slot.
 

Cakeface88

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Thanks for the replies, @Koekieezz @Bob.B . I don't think the bios has options to enable the m.2 slot: it is very limited. Also, I may have felt some heat coming from the SSD when I was attempting to load windows onto it, so the port may already be enabled. I noticed that this laptop has two m.2 ports, one is NVME and the other is SATA. The SATA port is being used by my network card, so getting a SATA drive is not much of an option. Any other thoughts?
 

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