Question Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI - Does NOT see NVME DRIVE

darkwhyt

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Hi everyone! I really need some help. My rig runs flawlessly, but I'm low on storage. I purchased a 2tb 970 EVO Plus. I figured I would add it as my secondary storage. My motherboard doesn't see the drive. I am updated to the latest bios and have tried to understand what I could be missing. Someone said it's possible my motherboard doesn't support this drive, but I don't find anything to support that theory. I actually purchased a second identical drive to rule out it mine was bad. Still nothing. I would greatly appreciate some help. It would be awesome if this was an easy fix and something i completely overlooked.

I see nothing in the BIOS and nothing in Device Manager.

One thing I did, which is out of the ordinary (I know..it's odd haha) was I purchased a PCIE Nvme adaptor. I didn't see it in the BIOS either. What am I overlooking here?

My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI Link to the specs --> https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI-rev-10#kf
 

dwd999

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Hi everyone! I really need some help. My rig runs flawlessly, but I'm low on storage. I purchased a 2tb 970 EVO Plus. I figured I would add it as my secondary storage. My motherboard doesn't see the drive. I am updated to the latest bios and have tried to understand what I could be missing. Someone said it's possible my motherboard doesn't support this drive, but I don't find anything to support that theory. I actually purchased a second identical drive to rule out it mine was bad. Still nothing. I would greatly appreciate some help. It would be awesome if this was an easy fix and something i completely overlooked.

I see nothing in the BIOS and nothing in Device Manager.

One thing I did, which is out of the ordinary (I know..it's odd haha) was I purchased a PCIE Nvme adaptor. I didn't see it in the BIOS either. What am I overlooking here?

My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI Link to the specs --> https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI-rev-10#kf
Is the bios set for the AHCI and PCIe disk mode? Perhaps during updating is accidentally got set to RAID. (Also the support list of m.2 drives does list the 970 EVO Plus MZ-V7S2T0 so it is supposed to be compatible). Also are you using any of the sata connectors since sockets sata3_4 and sata3_5 are not supposed to be used when using the second m.2 socket.
 

darkwhyt

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Is the bios set for the AHCI and PCIe disk mode? Perhaps during updating is accidentally got set to RAID. (Also the support list of m.2 drives does list the 970 EVO Plus MZ-V7S2T0 so it is supposed to be compatible). Also are you using any of the sata connectors since sockets sata3_4 and sata3_5 are not supposed to be used when using the second m.2 socket.
Thanks for your response.

Is the bios set for the AHCI and PCIe disk mode? Yes
Perhaps during updating is accidentally got set to RAID. No, this did not occur.
Also the support list of m.2 drives does list the 970 EVO Plus MZ-V7S2T0 so it is supposed to be compatible). Thank you. I saw the same thing.
Also are you using any of the sata connectors since sockets sata3_4 and sata3_5 are not supposed to be used when using the second m.2 socket. No, they are all unused.


Unfortunately, after a lot of talks with IT buddies, it looks like I am screwed lol. Apparently this is a common issue. Thank you Gigabyte.... Here's a link to the article I found. Also, I found out if I use an adapter and put in into the PCIE slot, my video card will run at 8x instead of 16x. So weird...

https://www.reddit.com/r/gigabytegaming/comments/kuk7sm View: https://www.reddit.com/r/gigabytegaming/comments/kuk7sm/z390_aorus_pro_wifi_post_problem_m2_nvme_possibly/

 

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