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02-24-2022 07:33 AM
I have just installed an a Samsung SSD980 NVME M.2 drive into my HP prodesk small form factor PC using the PCIe slot on the motherboard.. Its running Windows 7 pro 64bit.
I want to migrate my data onto this new drive to use as the new boot drive and then remove the old hard drive. Which I will do using the Samsung data migration software.
After going through the disk management process windows is now recognising the new NVME drive but the new drive is not showing up in the Bios. (Bios version L01 v02.18, 09/09/2013). It looks like a newer bios Version: 00.02.71 Rev.A is available, should I install it and would it fix the issue?
What am I missing here?
I'm a bit of a novice so any help would be gratefully received.
02-24-2022 08:16 AM
My understanding of this subject is that while a NVMe SSD will work in a PCIe slot, it can only be used for storage, and the PC will not be able to boot from the drive.
I do not believe that a BIOS update will resolve the problem.
You need a PC that has a M.2 slot that supports NVMe SSD's to have it boot from the NVMe SSD.
I believe the oldest HP PC in that class would be the Prodesk 600 G3 SFF.
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