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Question New WD Blue M.2 SATA 2280 SSD not recognized anywhere.

Jul 3, 2020
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My Laptop : asus x510un-ej329t

I tried to install a new m.2 ssd to get better performance and since it doesn't support NVMe, I went with SATA M.2.

The problem is the SSD is not recognized anywhere from Disk Management, BIOS, Windows Media Creation, Disk Devices, MiniPartition Tool. I've tried everything.
I tried flipping the SSD and putting it in the other way since its a M key and Mobo has a B+M key support (or is it the other way around?) That didn't work either. I messed around in the ASUS BIOS and even that didn't get any results. There is no choice between PCIe and SATA like some said in other articles and I already tried replacing the SSD to eliminate the case where it may have been dead on arrival.
I've actually tried everything and wish someone can assist me here.
 

RealBeast

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I would update the bios to 307, I think that is the latest. Then I would email ASUS support as their manual is pitiful.

It may be a situation where using the M.2 disables a SATA port, which is fairly common with SATA M.2. but the manual doesn't seem to address it.
 

RealBeast

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Thanks for the reply.


It came with BIOS 309 out of the box and it's the latest one. WinFlash doesn't show any updates for it and so doesn't the drivers & firmware download site of ASUS
Good to know, they didn't even have that on the support site that I looked at, shows up to 308. :rolleyes:
Did you try clearing the motherboard CMOS?

edit: what size is the m.2 SATA drive?
and have you tried using diskpart commands in an elevated command prompt to clean the drive?" It may also require a convert gpt command if it shows up.
 
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Did you try clearing the motherboard CMOS?

edit: what size is the m.2 SATA drive?
and have you tried using diskpart commands in an elevated command prompt to clean the drive?" It may also require a convert gpt command if it shows up.
No i didnt mess with the CMOS and yes I did try diskpart commands it didnt show up in the list disk
 
Jun 30, 2020
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Sounds like a bad M.2 drive, I had the same thing happen with a Crucail M.2 drive. They replaced it and that one worked fine.
 

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