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Hi

I want to upgrade my laptop with an M.2 SSD.

 

I have purchased a Samsung V-NAND SSD 960 pro 256GB M.2 NVM Express.

 

I have installed the module but as soon as it's inserted the laptop will not power up.

 

When I remove the module the laptop powers up and starts normally.

 

  1. Am I doing something wrong?
  2. Is the Samsung module compatible with my laptop?
  3. What do you think the problem is?

Many thanks

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@AdrianWest456 wrote:

Hi

I want to upgrade my laptop with an M.2 SSD.

 

I have purchased a Samsung V-NAND SSD 960 pro 256GB M.2 NVM Express.

 

I have installed the module but as soon as it's inserted the laptop will not power up.

 

When I remove the module the laptop powers up and starts normally.

 

  1. Am I doing something wrong?
  2. Is the Samsung module compatible with my laptop?
  3. What do you think the problem is?

Many thanks


Hi,

It sounds like you haven't disabled the Secure Boot feature in the BIOS/EFI. Disable it (press esc and then F10 or the option that shows at start up) and then try it again. The Secure Boot prevents the computer from booting when a significant software/hardware change/upgrade is made. However, it has nothing to do with security of the system. It just makes the user experience worse.:)

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Thanks pepe999

I tried the steps you recommended, but it's still the same.

Laptop doesn't power up with module inserted, but does if removed.

I switched off secure boot and still no joy :(

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@AdrianWest456 wrote:

Thanks pepe999

I tried the steps you recommended, but it's still the same.

Laptop doesn't power up with module inserted, but does if removed.

I switched off secure boot and still no joy :(


What's the set up? Is the SSD slot a primary/secondary? I have never had issues with this but I don't use Windows and usually use only one drive.

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