Extra ssd missing in bios and disk manager

KjetilAK

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Hi. Just bought me a MSI gs70 &QD. Opened it and found a free slot for 50mm ssd. Had e samsung evo 850 evo lying around (500 gb). Plugged it in and resterted the laptop.Nothing happens. Not showing up in bios, not showing up anywhere. Cant find anything in BIOS to activate. Changed something fram ACHI to RAID and the machine went ballistic and wanted to repair windows. Changed it back and everything is OK, but the 500GB SSD is still not showing up anywhere. Nor in "Speccy" either..
Anyone have and idea to a solution? Need the extrastorage.
Best regards
Kjetil, somewhere in Norway.
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dvair

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Are you sure that the drive is compatible with the slot?
 

KjetilAK

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Hei. Thanks for replying :-)
Yes, off course. The laptop has an M.2 nvme disk installed, and an empty slot for a regular ssd. (sata). The disk slides right in there, no problem. But the BIOS is really poor in options. It reads: "PCIE SSD: Empty".
It should be said that the disk is a system-drive from another pc, with windows 10 and everything.Would it help if I simply deleted tha disk completely, you think?
 

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dvair

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It should show up under the SATA listing, shouldn't matter if there is stuff on the drive as you are just looking for the drive to be recognized.
 

SentiComp

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Do you have a different computer you can plug the drive into, see if it's recognized? Maybe a desktop you can unplug the other drives and hook this one up just to see if BIOS recognizes it properly? (BTW - I really, REALLY recommend you unplug all the other drives before plugging this "test" drive in, especially if you plan to play around with BIOS settings... it could get messy, LoL.)

Oh.... and either write down (or use your phone to snap a picture of) the BIOS settings BEFORE you change anything.... believe me, it will save you a lot of headaches later!
 

KjetilAK

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Problem solved!
Don't know why it worked, but re-installed BIOS, and there it was...
Thanks for your time and effort 😁
Best regards
Kjetil
 
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