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May 13th, 2024 22:52

Does Optiplex 7050 SFF Support additional SSD in PCIe slot?

I am trying to install a second M.2 SSD via the x4 or x16 PCIe slot. It is not seen by the OS. When I look in the BIOS config under System Information, it shows "Mass Storage" for the slot, so it is being detected by the system at least to some extent. However if I go to Drives under System Configuration, only the drive for the M.2 slot is shown as well as the SATA ports. Ideally I was hoping to use two M.2 SSDs on the same card if bifurcation is supported (separate question), but at this point I really just need a yes or no answer on whether an SSD is supported in the PCIe slots or only in the existing M.2 slot.

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May 13th, 2024 23:20

Yes, OptiPlex 7050 SFF supports SSD installed on PCIe slots.

No, the OptiPlex does not support bifurcation.

Go to Disk Management to see if you can initialize the new SSD on PCIe slot.


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May 14th, 2024 01:31

Not sure if I changed the right setting or if I was just going crazy before, but it's now showing up for me. Thanks for the answers, @Chino de Oro.

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