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Cybernetic Organism

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, my friend just got a Western Digital Green m.2 ssd for his PC, and it is not showing up in the bios. He has a MSI X570 A-Pro. Anyone know what the problem could be? He can't find anywhere to enable M.2 on his bios either (MSI click bios 5).

 

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Is it in slot 1 or 2? It will only work in slot 2.

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(The WD Green is an M.2 SATA SSD, not M.2 PCIE)


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, minibois said:

Is it in slot 1 or 2? It will only work in slot 2.

image.png.4d4a9ea5e911b31fbb0ee25a15213846.png

(The WD Green is an M.2 SATA SSD, not M.2 PCIE)

It's in slot 1 so that would make sense. Thanks for letting me know. I'll let him know to give it a shot.

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Just now, Cybernetic Organism said:

It's in slot 1 so that would make sense. Thanks for letting me know. I'll let him know to give it a shot.

I should mention though the WD Green are not the best sort of SSD's to get for a Windows install. There are other more fit M.2 SATA SSD's (e.g. an MX500 or 860 Evo), or even certain M.2 PCIE SSD's (like the Intel 660p if you don't use more than 70% of its space.


"There's no such thing as perfect. You're beautiful as you are Courage. With all your imperfections you can do anything." - Bathtub Barracuda

Y O U C A N B E A D D I C T E D T O A C E R T A I N K I N D O F S A D D N E S S

Gear:                    

Spoiler

PC:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 ||

Motherboard: MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon ||

RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3200Mhz (running at 2800Mhz) ||

GPU: Gigabyte Auros RX 580 4GB || 

Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB + Seagate Barracuda 2TB || 

Cooling: Be Quiet! Dark Rock 3 ||

Case: Thermaltake Core G21 TG ||

PSU: Corsair RMx 750W ||

 

Peripherals:

Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT-990 250 Ohm ||

Keyboard: Coolermaster Masterkeys Pro S RGB ||

Graphics tablet: Wacom Intuos Pen Small (2015) ||

Mouse: Asus ROG Gladius ||

Mousepad: CM Storm Swift-RX XXL ||

 

Old PC:

CPU: AMD Athlon X2 255 || Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO || RAM: 4x2GB DDR3 || GPU: Nvidia Quadro 512MB || Case: Antec Sonata III || PSU: Antec Earthwatts 500W Bronze

Setup: Current setup

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, minibois said:

I should mention though the WD Green are not the best sort of SSD's to get for a Windows install. There are other more fit M.2 SATA SSD's (e.g. an MX500 or 860 Evo), or even certain M.2 PCIE SSD's (like the Intel 660p if you don't use more than 70% of its space.

I've got one myself and never had a problem. He just wanted a cheap option that makes his PC boot faster. I'm very happy with the performance over the price of this thing.

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