Question M.2 SSD installation

chunky3333

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I just bought myself an M.2 SSD for my system.

I installed it and booted windows10 from a USB drive. When i came to select my new M.2 drive, it didnt appear, nor did it appear in my bios. I am very confused as I have tried multiple times to change the position of the m.2 to make sure it is in properly and i have had no luck.

I am currently using an MSI Z170A motherboard with a WD Green M.2 2280 SSD.

I dont know what to do. Any suggestions?
 

13thmonkey

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As far as I can tell your drive is a SATA III drive in a M.2 format, and your board supports M.2 PCI-E drives. I'm sure where gen 3 comes into it, there is SATA III and PCI-E 3.0, but these are completely unrelated.
 

chunky3333

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As far as I can tell your drive is a SATA III drive in a M.2 format, and your board supports M.2 PCI-E drives. I'm sure where gen 3 comes into it, there is SATA III and PCI-E 3.0, but these are completely unrelated.
Thankyou for your help. So this is the product I bought: https://www.ebuyer.com/821723-wd-green-240gb-m-2-internal-ssd-wds240g2g0b (its just a basic ebuyer link dont worry :))

Ahh yes i see it is SATA. If you dont mind me asking, what does this mean? Shouldnt it still appear in device manager and my bios when plugged into the M.2 slot?
 

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