Question Laptop won't detect new SSD

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I tried adding an SSD into a laptop that's about 6 years old. Here's the manual and specs of the laptop https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-7559-laptop_reference guide_en-us.pdf
I added this exact SSD (https://www.newegg.com/team-group-mp33-256gb/p/N82E16820331415) to the m.2 slot into the laptop and absolutely NOTHING I do will make the computer realize there's an SSD plugged into the m.2 slot.
Am I missing something obvious? Did I just get an SSD that's DoA?
The SSD is not showing up in Disk Managment, nor in Disk drives in the Device Manager.
If there are any solutions you have to make the SSD usable please help me because I've been at this for hours and still nothing has worked.

Thanks
 

Bob.B

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I tried adding an SSD into a laptop that's about 6 years old. Here's the manual and specs of the laptop https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-7559-laptop_reference guide_en-us.pdf
I added this exact SSD (https://www.newegg.com/team-group-mp33-256gb/p/N82E16820331415) to the m.2 slot into the laptop and absolutely NOTHING I do will make the computer realize there's an SSD plugged into the m.2 slot.
Am I missing something obvious? Did I just get an SSD that's DoA?
The SSD is not showing up in Disk Managment, nor in Disk drives in the Device Manager.
If there are any solutions you have to make the SSD usable please help me because I've been at this for hours and still nothing has worked.

Thanks
It looks like the machine supports a sata type m.2 not a nvme type.
 
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I tried adding an SSD into a laptop that's about 6 years old. Here's the manual and specs of the laptop https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_laptop/esuprt_inspiron_laptop/inspiron-15-7559-laptop_reference guide_en-us.pdf
I added this exact SSD (https://www.newegg.com/team-group-mp33-256gb/p/N82E16820331415) to the m.2 slot into the laptop and absolutely NOTHING I do will make the computer realize there's an SSD plugged into the m.2 slot.
Am I missing something obvious? Did I just get an SSD that's DoA?
The SSD is not showing up in Disk Managment, nor in Disk drives in the Device Manager.
If there are any solutions you have to make the SSD usable please help me because I've been at this for hours and still nothing has worked.

Thanks
First check your BIOS detecting it or not?

To check this, you need to enter in your boot menu and check if the SSD is listed there.

If BIOS is not detecting it then there are two possible cases -

1. data cable is damaged or the connection is incorrect.

Serial ATA cables, in particular, can sometimes fall out of their connection. Be sure to check your SATA cables are tightly connected to the SATA port connection.

2. reconfigure your SSD settings
  1. Restart your PC and enter the BIOS menu by pressing the appropriate function key.
  2. Navigate to Storage Options > Serial ATA > SATA Configuration or a similar setting.
  3. Select the IDE Compatibility Mode.
  4. Save changes and restart your PC.
Your BIOS should now recognize the SSD, and you can start using it after booting Windows 10.

SSD will not show up in the File Explorer or the Disk Management utility

You need to initialize it to use it within Windows 10, you can do it in a few steps:

  1. Search for Disk Management in the Start menu search bar, right-click the Best Match, and select Run as administrator.
  2. Right-click the SSD that is not being detected and select Initialize Disk.
  3. In the Initialize Disk dialogue box, select the SSD disk you want to initialize and choose the partition style.
  4. Click Ok to begin the disk initialization process.
  5. After completing Step 4, return to Disk Management, right-click your SSD Volume and select New Simple Volume.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to assign the SSD volume and drive letter.
Now restart your PC so the changes can take place correctly and after restart you can access it through File Explorer.

Hope, it will help you :)
 
I'm unsure if that is the case. It has an NVMe configuration and I am able to successfully insert the NVMe M.2 ssd into it.
This is incorrect. The slot itself that the SSD inserts into is M.2 and is a standard. However, the communication method the new SSD uses is not compatible with what your laptop uses.

Your laptop uses the SATA interface to talk with the rest of the system; however, NVMe drives are not backwards compatible with the SATA interface.

Bob.B is correct, you're using a type of SSD that is incompatible with your system.

From the results of his Google search above - https://www.dell.com/community/Inspiron/ssd-upgrade-dell-inspiron-7559/m-p/5895463#M11979
 

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