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September 24th, 2023 21:00

Upgrading to a bigger SSD - drivers??

My 250gb SSD is getting full, so I bought a Crucial P3 2TB M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe.

I'm doing a fresh install of Windows.

When I start the windows installation, the system doesn't recognise my SSD

I have tried browsing to driver folders during this stage (one obtained from the manufacturers website and another from the Dell website)

This allows me to see Intel chipset premium controller. But when pressing next, the progress bar gets to about 90% and then goes back to 0% and keeps doing that until it throws out an error saying they could install.

In my BIOS (which I updated to the latest version) I can't see my SSD

I came across the below website which says to recognise my nvme drive I "view the NVMe Settings screen, power on the system, press F2, and click System Setup Main Menu > System BIOS > NVMe Settings."

But I don't have those settings in my BIOS

I'm truly at a loss

I have tried cloning my drive but no drive is recognised when I put the cloned drive in... Again suggesting this is the driver problem

Any ideas anyone???

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September 24th, 2023 22:31

Ps I have now seen the page I was linking to re nvme settings was a power edge 

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September 25th, 2023 11:23

Ah, guess it's too large

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September 28th, 2023 22:46

See if your SATA operation mode is set to AHCI prior to the installation.

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