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m.2 drive doesn't show up in windows

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Hey people,

just got my new PC and after some strange problems trying to install windows I've discovered I cannot see my m.2 drive that I've installed on my ASrock x99m killer.

As I want to use it to store all my games on, it's quite annoying to say the least.

Thanks for any help ^^
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Originally Posted by ZeSy View Post

Hey people,

just got my new PC and after some strange problems trying to install windows I've discovered I cannot see my m.2 drive that I've installed on my ASrock x99m killer.

As I want to use it to store all my games on, it's quite annoying to say the least.

Thanks for any help ^^

There are actually different types of M.2 SSD interfaces, maybe that M.2 SSD isn't compatible with your motherboard?
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Does the M.2 Drive not show in the BIOS at all? Have you got any other devices installed (HDD/SSD/Disc Drive)? If so, I'd remove them, reset CMOS and try to isolate the M.2 Drive. If you can see it in the BIOS, and you're installing windows from a pendrive, you need to change the boot priority as usual, and force a boot override into the M.2 drive (providing you can see it in the BIOS of course). You should then be prompted with the press any key scenario as per usual.

Now in the likely case that you've tried all of that, you may need a BIOS update.
    
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There are actually different types of M.2 SSD interfaces, maybe that M.2 SSD isn't compatible with your motherboard?

I made sure that my m.2 was compatible with my board before purchase for that reason haha

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Does the M.2 Drive not show in the BIOS at all? Have you got any other devices installed (HDD/SSD/Disc Drive)? If so, I'd remove them, reset CMOS and try to isolate the M.2 Drive. If you can see it in the BIOS, and you're installing windows from a pendrive, you need to change the boot priority as usual, and force a boot override into the M.2 drive (providing you can see it in the BIOS of course). You should then be prompted with the press any key scenario as per usual.

Now in the likely case that you've tried all of that, you may need a BIOS update.

Sometimes I can see it in bios, other times I cannot. I don't actually want my boot drive to be the m.2 - i just wanted it to store all my steam games - but if I have to reinstall windows, I guess I will have to to get it to work. Also, bios is upto date.

It's getting so annoying.

Another thing, csgo seems less smooth than when I had a 770 and a 4670K haha - now have a 5820K and 970
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Can you tell us which drive you bought?

I have a feeling you bought an SATA based drive and the slot is PCI-E only.
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Can you tell us which drive you bought?

I have a feeling you bought an SATA based drive and the slot is PCI-E only.

Hey, sorry for late reply!

I bought a Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe to go with the Astek Fatality x99m Killer board.

I might be wrong, but I was so sure they would work together frown.gif
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I sold my m.2 I didn't see any good benefits on my asrock z97x board, I lost 2 sata channels for one ngff drive ,wasn't worth it.
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Hey, sorry for late reply!

I bought a Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe to go with the Astek Fatality x99m Killer board.

I might be wrong, but I was so sure they would work together frown.gif
The NVMe has to be supported in the UEFI. Did you check in the UEFi if you have NVMe support?
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