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M.2 not working


I installed a 1tb western digital green Sm350 m.2 into my Gigabyte Ga-z97x-gaming 5 and it does not appear in windows. What am I doing wrong? 

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FYI: from the spec page, it appears that this board can't use SATA 4 or 5 and the M.2 slot simultaneously. If you have something connected to SATA 4 or 5, I'd try moving it to another port.

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Just to make sure, you have OS that supports NVMe right?
Like windows 10 or 11?


and before formatting, you have to first initiate it (in MBR or GPT, I recommend GPT). there should be a prompt for it, if not, you can do it from disk management

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