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Installing an M.2 SSD disabled one of my hard drives?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I recently purchased an M.2 SSD and now that I have installed it, one of my HDD's has disappeared from the BIOS and Windows. Did I hit a storage device limit or something?

Specs:

Windows 10 1903

Motherboard: GA-AB350-GAMING 3

CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X

Graphics: VEGA 64

Storage:

Samsung 860 Evo SATA SSD

Samsung 860 Pro SATA SSD

WD Blue M.2 2280 SSD

2 WD Blue 1TB 7500 RPM HDD

and 1 Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD

 

I have restarted the machine, re-pluged in the SATA cable etc...

 

Thank you :)

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Check the motherboard manual to see what sata ports to use when using M.2.


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That sometimes happens unfortunately. Look up in the motherboard manual which SATA ports get disabled by using a M.2 drive. There should still be SATA ports left to move your drive to. :)


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A google search of your motherboards manual says that it's your SATA 3 port that should be dissabled with an M.2 installed so check and see that your drive is plugged into a different SATA slot.

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