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SSD on Z440, Z420

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Hello, I want use SSD disk Samsung EVO on my workstation. I cloned my old disk to new SSD and all is ok. Now I have problem with install last update windows10 1903 - install end with error. When I want use clean install, setup dont find my SSD disk and install abort. How to install clean win10 to SSD on Z440 or Z420?

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the z440/420 systems have two normal sata ports (usually blue or grey) and 5 intel "SCU" ports that require the intel RSTe (enterprise) driver to activate windows 10 has built in drivers for both.

 

does the new SSD show in the bios while booting? if not determine why

 

during the win to install on the new ssd, does it show the ssd at the select drive to install screen?

 

are you connecting the ssd to the SATA or SCU port?

 

last, the z420 can not boot from a nvme drive, the z440 can boot from nvme as it's bios includes the necessary boot code that the z420 lacks, both systems can boot from a sata ssd

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New SSD is visible in bios and currently work as system disk (windows was cloned from old disk).

During the windows install, SSD isnt visible in screen for select drive to install.

SSD is connect to SATA port (I try port 0 and port 1).

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you need to provide specific details,

 

which model z system are you trying to do a new install the 440 or the 420

 

which model samsung ssd are you trying to install to

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I try install on both machine (Z440 and Z420) - same problem.

I installed same disk on older machine Z400. Without problem.

Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB

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connect the ssd to the SATA 0 port on either system (the blue or grey ports) have no other drives attached

 

insert the windows 10 install usb key, you can create a install key by downloading the ms win 10  creation app

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

set the z workstation back to bios Defaults

 

now insert the win 10 usb key into a usb 2.0 port, power on the system and it should see the ssd when you get to the select drive to install win to to

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Ok, I check SATA ports for new SSD, It wasnt in right port. Now its works.

Thank you.

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