05-30-2016 04:05 AM
Hello, i just bought an hp z240 workstation (tower format).
I'm trying to configure a transcend m.2 30GB drive. After installing it on the dedicate m.2 slot on the motherboard i can't see it in the bios and even in windows 7.
the first drive is connected on sata0 (original 1tb hdd with win 7 installed on it)
On bios settings the m.2 slot is enabled.
06-20-2017 11:12 AM - edited 06-20-2017 11:27 AM
The Transcend drive is a SATA drive?
Did you check whether the m.2 slot is set to SATA or PCIe 3x4.
Also, some motherboards that can run SATA or PCIE mode will disable SATA0 connection when you run an m.2 drive using SATA instead of PCIe 3x4. You have Windows 7 on SATA0. This may mean you will get a "No Boot Device" error when you get the m.2 SATA stick going. You might have to move Windows 7 to SATA1. I am fuzzy on the next thought but moving Win 7 to SATA1 could mess with the GPT. You may have to modify the EFI Boot Partition if you have to move Windows to SATA1.
Windows will never see the drive if the drive is not detected in the BIOS.