I have the Acer E5-774G-596Q
Did the research on if I was able to install the Samsung NVME 960 EVO M.2 500 GB.
Do have version 3 X 2 lane available.
Installed the driver, migration wizard and Samsung Musician, cloned the stock WD Hard drive no problems.
All tests good as far as performance considering 1 have 2 lane available vs 4 still extremely faster than the Hard drive boots in less than 20 seconds to desktop loaded vs 1-2 minutes.
My problem is that I can only seem to boot from the SSD when the SATA HD is removed. When I go into BIOS and select the SSD for priorty 1 boot, it still boots from the SATA HD .
On screen one of the BIOS the SSD is HDD0 followed with the Product Samsung 960 Evo. HDD1 followed with no name or info.
When windows is loaded and I try to assign a new letter to disk management the info is opposite Disk0 is WD HD DISK1 is SamsungSSD and it will not allow me to change the SSD to C because the HD is using it which i believe is the issue.
SSD is also not shown/recognized when viewing under file explorer/this PC/Devices and Drives when the WD is installed as well.
Without the WD Drive installed the Samsung is assigned Drive letter C and correct as viewed
I also removed the HD from the SATA HD bay and ran only the SSD NVME M.2 and it runs awesome as expected. The drive letter assigned becomes C with expected benchmark performance etc no issues.
put the WD hard drive back in expecting it to be placed and assigned a later drive letter (E) etc. but it goes back to becoming primary boot device regardless of selecting the Samsung for primary
I could run the system without the WD Hard Drive but would like the added storage of 1 TB for media files etc. not requiring fast loading
What am i missing?
I am not that much of a computer expert but not e literate either when it comes to figuring out computer hardware.
Any suggestions or help is appreciated.