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New G9-793-79V5 can't see Inland Professional 512GB 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe

snartsnart Posts: 13Member

Tinkerer

Hello-

I just purchased a new Predator 17 G9-793-79V5, ran the raid tool to break the raid, pulled both NVM drives, inserted a Inland Professional 512GB 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe, but I can't get the new drive to show up in the BIOS.  I do have it installed in the slot closest to the board (slot 1). Appreciate any suggestions.

Thank you!

-Arnold

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  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Hm. Looks like the BIOS now sees the drive after multiple reboots.
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Ok - no joy. It shows up as "PCIe SSD" in boot manager, but I can't seem to do anything with it. :(
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    Maybe a silly question..

    But have you formatted the unallocated SSD?
    - Hotel Hero
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Red-Sand said:
    Maybe a silly question..

    But have you formatted the unallocated SSD?

    Because it doesn't show up in the BIOS, I can't do anything with it. I only shows up as PCIe SSD when I put back one of the 128GB sticks back in the other slot, but it's still not usable. When it's the only drive installed, nothing shows up in BIOS. :(

  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    snart said:
    Red-Sand said:
    Maybe a silly question..

    But have you formatted the unallocated SSD?

    Because it doesn't show up in the BIOS, I can't do anything with it. I only shows up as PCIe SSD when I put back one of the 128GB sticks back in the other slot, but it's still not usable. When it's the only drive installed, nothing shows up in BIOS. :(

    Ah apologies I misread, thought it was showing in BIOs.

    Did you test the NVME SSD prior to disabling RAID?
    - Hotel Hero
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Red-Sand said:
    snart said:
    Red-Sand said:
    Maybe a silly question..

    But have you formatted the unallocated SSD?

    Because it doesn't show up in the BIOS, I can't do anything with it. I only shows up as PCIe SSD when I put back one of the 128GB sticks back in the other slot, but it's still not usable. When it's the only drive installed, nothing shows up in BIOS. :(

    Ah apologies I misread, thought it was showing in BIOs.

    Did you test the NVME SSD prior to disabling RAID?

    I did not. I'm recreating the original RAID right now. Are you saying I should then swap out one of the chips and see what happens?
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    That could be an option but not sure how breaking raid would work (I havent tried that software yet).
    I have a m.2 to usb c cable I just hookup to for formatting etc.

    I believe the top m.2 slot is the "server" configed slot for the raid so bottom would be NVME
    - Hotel Hero
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Red-Sand said:
    That could be an option but not sure how breaking raid would work (I havent tried that software yet).
    I have a m.2 to usb c cable I just hookup to for formatting etc.

    I believe the top m.2 slot is the "server" configed slot for the raid so bottom would be NVME
    Interesting. I assumed that if I plug in that new m.2, it should just show up in the BIOS and then I can start working with it. Perhaps there's an incompatibility here.
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    edited August 2018
    That could be the way it works.. I meant to say im unfamiliar with the raid tool so im not sure how that functions.

    I know a raid drive once removed must be wiped to be recognized as a single drive.

    Are you sure the tool worked its magic correctly?

    Because if its still in raid thats the issue
    - Hotel Hero
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    I just downloaded the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool. Seems pretty simple to use. But even if I break or don't break the array, I would think the new drive should still show up in the BIOS regardless. Hm.
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Red-Sand said:
    Interesting - trying now.
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Hm. Installer can't find drive. Asking me to load drivers. Don't have any. I also wonder if there's an issue with SATA M.2 SSD vs NVMe (PCIe) SSD (I bought a PCIe drive).

  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    Whoa - I think it might be working. Had to run the installer twice.
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    - Hotel Hero
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    Epic!
    Thats an odd "fix"? Lol
    - Hotel Hero
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    The first thing I did was update the BIOS. But this helped me:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3333648/win10-fails-install-nvme-960.html
  • Red-SandRed-Sand Posts: 1,755ACE Pathfinder
    Good stuff brother glad its working sorry I wasnt much help lol!

    Will bookmark this incase I decide to go nvme in the future. 👍
    - Hotel Hero
  • snartsnart Posts: 13Member

    Tinkerer

    You were lots of help - thank you!
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