Can I install an additional 2T SSD PCIe 4.0 SSD to NITRO5 an515-57-74QQ ?

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readingdog
readingdog Member Posts: 2 New User

I have bought a 2T SSD PCIe 4.0 SSD and installed it on my laptop, when I checked the Win11 disk manager, only the original 1T SSD is available. And the newly installed 2T does not show in the panel. Am I making any mistake in this case? I do not check the compatibility with the specifications before buying this new SSD. What other procedures am I missing?

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  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 10,273 Trailblazer
    edited July 10
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    Slot #1 on the picture below (left) can handle PCIe NVMe Gen4 drives while #2 slot (at the right on picture) supports PCIe NVMe Gen3 and SATA drives. Samsung 980Pro or 990EVO 2TB SSDS are fast NVMe Gen4 drives and The Samsung 970Evo Plus is a compatible Gen3 SSD.

    NVMe Gen4 SSDs are backward compatible and should be detected in the 2nd PCIe 3x4 Slot, did you try to change Sata mode in BIOS from RST-Optane to AHCI yet? Did you update BIOS to latest version 1.20?

  • readingdog
    readingdog Member Posts: 2 New User
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    Thank you very much for your help!

    I have updated Bios to 1.2 and when I go to the device manager I find the new SSD installed in slot 2 is missing, only the original SSD in slot 1 is shown as the screen cap attached. I have used an external case as an external storage device to connect the new SSD to my notebook before I installed it in the slot and it works prefect. So what else I could do in this case?

  • Puraw
    Puraw ACE, Member Posts: 10,273 Trailblazer
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    Is Sata set to AHCI in BIOS? Install a 1TB NVMe Gen3 like the Samsung 970Evo Plus that was tested in this model and use the 2TB WD SSD as an external backup drive perhaps.

  • StevenGen
    StevenGen ACE Posts: 10,657 Trailblazer
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    Have a look in Disk Management as the new 2TB M.2 SSD should be showing there, then initialize the drive and give it a drive letter as then it will be shown in windows file explorer.

    The 2TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD drive is backward compatible in the AN515-57 SSD2 slot and it will work 100% but will only have 50% of the read/write seeds speeds of the Gen4x4 speeds that the 2TB M.2 SSD was designed for, as your Nitro 5 AN515-57 laptop has an SSD1 Gen4x4 and a SSD2 slave slot at Gen3x4, as described and shown above. Good luck.

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