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M.2 SSD (via M.2 PCIe NVMe adapter) not listed in Disk Mgmt

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Monk, Sep 28, 2017.

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  1. Monk

    Monk Thread Starter

    Sep 19, 2004

    I recently bought an M.2 PCIe NVMe adapter for my ADATA XPG SX8000 256GB m.2 NVMe SSD (I only have one M.2 slot on my mobo, which is being used by another, smaller capacity, ADATA XPG SX8000 SSD). I installed the SSD on the adapter card and then inserted the adapter into the PCIe x4 slot. When I went to Disk Management in Windows, it does not show up at all (no new unallocated disk shows up). The weird thing is that it shows up in Device Manager just fine.

    Any ideas what's wrong?

    Attempted fixes: I've looked in my bios for any options to enable but nothing is there that helps; I've taken it out and put it back in; I've run a memory diagnosis; rebooted multiple times; looked for drivers (there are none)

    Recent changes: Just a new video card, which was added at the same time. It's a brand new system on a brand new mobo.

    System specs:

    The adapter in question: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N09W21D/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    The M.2 NVMe SSD in question: ADATA XPG SX8000 http://www.adata.com/us/specification/423
    Other specs:
    MSI Z170-A Pro ATX LGA1151 motherboard ]https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/Z170-A-PRO.html
    Windows 10 Pro
    Nvidia Gigabyte GTX1080 8GB G1
    INTEL CORE I5-7500 Processor
    G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2133MHz

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
  2. zx10guy

    zx10guy Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Mar 30, 2008
    Not sure what is going on. I did something similar with my gaming box. I'm running a pretty old Asus workstation motherboard and used one of those NVMe PCIe adapters since my motherboard has no M.2 slots. The adapter I used was for U.2 NVMe drives (server based). I'm running Windows 8.1 and had no problems getting it working and recognized fully by Windows.
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