Did a clean Windows install, formatted the second HDD, etc. EDIT: Factory new, 3 days of normal use max, currently running A00 BIOS, with the 240w psu, OS installed in "Second slot", 1TB HD is on the "fixed slot" Thanks! I have installed all windows updates, and all Alienware updates. Rendered by PID 15506 on r2-app-0db23d2e105a6ca8b at 2021-01-12 00:10:54.673338+00:00 running 9b9cb1f country code: FR. Okay, so I got a nice deal on a refurbished Alienware 15 R2 from amazon. After some issues getting the system to find it so I could set it up via Disk Manager, I got it going (did some Alienware updates, one of which was BIOS) and also pulled the drive out a few more times and reinstalled until it finally recognized). I believe the recovery is a partition of my C drive. This is something that can be set in BIOS with a regular PC. Okay, so I got a nice deal on a refurbished Alienware 15 R2 from amazon. ... the ssd is recognized but not useful to the system because it’s not … Hi, I just install a Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe 1TB M2 SSD as a second disk drive and Windows 10 detect it as a SSD drive. I run in RAID mode fine with these disks and no RAID setup, but Samsung Magician doesn’t recognise them at all in this mode. Hi, I'm having some issues with the second hard drive, the BIOS does recognize it but windows does not, it doesn't show on computer management either, does anyone know how to fix this? Received my new Alienware 18 on Wednesday. It worked for me once. Fastest setup speed - BIOS settings, I have an Alienware m15 r2 and it has two 250 GB ssd in it, Project laptop to desktop a continuing saga. The problem is that the disk is not detected when I plug it in some of my USB ports. I am running the latest BIOS (Alienware_Area_51_R5_2.0.3.exe) from the Area-51 R5 page. Pressing F1. (Intel Core i9, RTX 3080 Aurora 11). Please keep the discussions civil. As you can see in the pictures, I am using the U.2 cable to connect this SSD. We welcome everyone and value all of your opinions but attacking another member for their choice in brands will not be tolerated and will result in an immediate ban without warning. My C drive (HDD) came back and works normally after I put everything back together, but my SSD drive is not recognized in Disk Management. So, I bought a Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD to add as a second drive (1 TB). First I ran AS SSD benchmark, and was very shocked. So my 15 R3 arrived this week and today I wanted to check out how fast SSD was. Do I need to change this to AHCI? I have a brand new m15 R3. Step 1: Right-click on This PC, select Manage. The Tom's Hardware Show returns at 3PM ET on January 11th! Everything went well (once I switched the boot up to AHCI and not RAID). I just got an Alienware m15 r3 2070 super from Best Buy as a birthday gift from my wife. Computer does not detect new internal hard Drive, Added new m.2 nvme drive and its not detected, Laptop's BIOS detects only an old HDD but not a new SSD, new SSD works fine on my desktop system. I just got my new Alienware M17 R2 in Lunar White yesterday. Samsung NVMe SSD are hit or miss in terms of compatibility. [–]Namdnas78[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). After you install the drive and boot into windows, launch disk management. [–]ThresherGDI 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). The Alienware 17 R5 and Alienware 15 R4 offer 2 2280 M.2 slots. I have run the Windows Memory Diagnostics app. Critical step was step 4 to ensure you have the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) RAID Driver files handy or your nvme drive might not be recognized by windows installation. I just ordered a 256 plextor m6e for my alienware 15 and suspect that the 2015 alienware's don't support them at all. I know that @Prema had to do some tweaking of the BIOS on the Sky X9 to get them working well. I am not sure how it works with Alienware's BIOS. Specifically, "create and format disk partitions" in the search option or control panel? However, you may find that SSD drive not appearing when you install it on your computer. You need to contact Dell/Alienware on their official support forum here or on their official Facebook page. If you can disable Plug and Play for the drive in BIOS, that should do the trick. Try to switch SATA cables between your HDD and SSD. I have Alienware 17R5, the new May Windows update, and AWCC 5.2.37, BIOS 1.7 (today). Overheating? Under the System Tools section, click Device Manager. [–]AwesomeShizzlesAlienware 17R4 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (2 children). Step 0: buy the correct ssd and ssd cables. - unplugged the hard drive and was greeted with a recovery screen which led to nothing because it would not detect the OS on the m.2 ssd - used the options for diskpart in the CMD I am able to manually boot from the SSD using F12 but the hybrid drive still shows as the default with the official windows logo next to the drive name From what I googled, it shouldn’t be necessary, but I’m out of ideas.... [–]ashenfang7404 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (4 children). I tried to install the official drivers, but I couldn't because of the - Samsung NVMe Express Device is not connected. I received no media with the PC. I’ve installed it, but can’t get Windows 10 to detect it at all and does not show in the Device Manager. UPDATE: It looks like this is happening when I'm using an USB extension cable. And some opinions. Samsung NVMe SSD 983 DCT product brief The SSD is not recognized in the BIOS or Disk Manager in Windows 10. 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