Question New motherboard does not detect M.2 NVMe SSD ?

Feb 3, 2022
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Hey guys,

i've bought an Intel Core i5-11600K processor and the Gigabyte Z590 Gaming X motherboard. While putting together the PC, everything went fine. For some reason, the motherboard does not list the M.2 NVMe SSD in the BIOS. Before this upgrade, I had an Intel Core i7-7700, and the NVME worked fine. The motherboard detects my hard drives, though.
  • I already tried putting the SSD on different slots.
  • I enabled CMS Support in the BIOS and changed it to UEFI and Legacy, and it did not make the SSD visible.
  • I ejcted the CMOS battery for a few minutes.
These did not work for me.

How can I get the motherboard to detect it and show it in the BIOS? Windows is already installed on the SSD. Do I need to reinstall it onto the SSDd
 
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you can't boot is probably because the windows is not compactible, running legacy? csm? windows 7?

do a fresh os windows 10 install on the nvme
I have tried it with Legacy and CSM on and off. WIndows 11 was installed on it. How can I reinstall Windows on it if it is not detected in the BIOS? Or does that even matter?
 
How can I get the motherboard to detect it and show it in the BIOS? Windows is already installed on the SSD. Do I need to reinstall it onto the SSDd
What model M.2 drive? Are you sure, it's NVME?

For example first M.2 slot on motherboard doesn't support SATA drives.
If your M.2 drive is sata, then it can not be used in first M.2 slot.

Make sure sata controller in BIOS is set to AHCI (not Intel RST with optane).

And yes - it's highly recommended to reinstall windows, since you have changed motherboard.
 
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What model M.2 drive? Are you sure, it's NVME?

For example first M.2 slot on motherboard doesn't support SATA drives.
If your M.2 drive is sata, then it can not be used in first M.2 slot.

Make sure sata controller in BIOS is set to AHCI (not Intel RST with optane).

And yes - it's highly recommended to reinstall windows, since you have changed motherboard.
Yes, it is NVME and not SATA. The BIOS controller is set to AHCI.
 
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What model M.2 drive? Are you sure, it's NVME?

For example first M.2 slot on motherboard doesn't support SATA drives.
If your M.2 drive is sata, then it can not be used in first M.2 slot.

Make sure sata controller in BIOS is set to AHCI (not Intel RST with optane).

And yes - it's highly recommended to reinstall windows, since you have changed motherboard.
If I reinstall Windows, will I lose all the programms, pictures etc.?
 
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Is it possible that I have damaged the NVMe SSD by electrostatic discharge? I was never concerned that it could happen.
 

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