Please keep the discussions civil. Probably unrelated but the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver completely broke access to my Evo SSDs. I have installed all windows updates, and all Alienware updates. This reminds me why I’ve previously refused to buy another Alienware system. Got the a dark side of the moon A510H headphones to match the M15 R3. Try to swap SATA cables between your HDD and SSD. Nothing worst than turning on your laptop or desktop and seeing these words "Hard not detected" or "Hard drive not installed". 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" A new drive has to be initialized and formatted. And some opinions. My Original boot drive is a Samsung 256GB m.2 NVME and I have a 1TB SSD. It only came with a 512GB M.2 SSD. Step 0: buy the correct ssd and ssd cables. I’ve installed it, but can’t get Windows 10 to detect it at all and does not show in the Device Manager. Hi, I repasted my Alienware 17 R4's CPU and GPU thermal paste and after I have checked everything (Handled with care) I boot it up and it is showing "Checking media presence" then proceeds to "No boot device found" I check the BIOS and my stock Nvme SSD is not showing up/detected. However, Now I noticed Windows 10 has a pop-up once booted to desktop from AutoPlay, asking me to “select to choose what happens with removable drives”. Please no selling in this sub-reddit! [–]AwesomeShizzlesAlienware 17R4 1 point2 points3 points 1 year ago (2 children). Am I mistaken? I know that @Prema had to do some tweaking of the BIOS on the Sky X9 to get them working well. Under the System Tools section, click Device Manager. Following steps worked for me to clean install Windows 10 on Samsung Pro 950 NVMe SSD on Alienware 17 R3. Tried different SATA ports. 4k random write speed was < 3 MB/s. Step 1: Right-click on This PC, select Manage. 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. The Alienware 17 R5 and Alienware 15 R4 offer 2 2280 M.2 slots. I hope this is ok to post here. Just like a hard drive, most times the SSD is detected but not showing up in My Computer because the disk driver is not installed properly. It's new adata xpg sx8200 480gb and it has 4096 sector size so no chance on cloning. [–]ThresherGDI 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). 1. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. No help. Please email awsocialmedia@dell.com if you have any major issues! Alienware's Tech support # 1-866-287-6727. The Tom's Hardware Show returns at 3PM ET on January 11th! So, I bought a Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD to add as a second drive (1 TB). Do I need to change this to AHCI? Hallo, Recently I bought an ssd for my laptop alienware 17 r3 2016r and unfortunately everything goes wrong. Okay, so I got a nice deal on a refurbished Alienware 15 R2 from amazon. I just got an Alienware m15 r3 2070 super from Best Buy as a birthday gift from my wife. 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. Do you still have the orginal media recovery plugged in? Found this on a search for this issue. However, you may find that SSD drive not appearing when you install it on your computer. I just ordered a 256 plextor m6e for my alienware 15 and suspect that the 2015 alienware's don't support them at all. There are other places for that. Judging from what you have described you are doing the right things and still having some issues and it probably is the system BIOS not playing nicely with it. If you can disable Plug and Play for the drive in BIOS, that should do the trick. It teaches you what to do respectively when second hard drive is not detected in FIle Explorer, Disk Management, BIOS or after Windows 10 update. I saw somewhere that the first SSD slot supports SATA, can anyone confirm that or is that just for m15 r2? It only came with a 512GB M.2 SSD. Select it. I have a SSD in m.2 slot 1. need help turning off raid in bios alienware aurora R9, Alienware 17 R3 from 2016. Issue with M17 R2 SSD not being recognized, https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-thinks-hard-drive-removable/. AWCC does not detect my KB. Everything went well (once I switched the boot up to AHCI and not RAID). Pressing F1. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. There are no pop up messages and it does not show up in Disk Manager. It worked for me once. There is no official support on this page. Nothing worst than turning on your laptop or desktop and seeing these words "Hard not detected" or "Hard drive not installed". I have uninstalled, reinstalled … I have a WD blue 3D NAND SATA but it is not being detected as it is not compatible with the open SSD slot. I just got my new Alienware M17 R2 in Lunar White yesterday. Issue with M17 R2 SSD not being recognizedTechnical Support (self.Alienware). Please review Alienware's official YouTube channel before asking how to work on your laptop or desktop! and the Samsung is not detected anymore. A message with hardrive not detected is displayed now. This is a short guide showing the solution of how to fix your new SSD or HDD not being recognized in Windows. I’m so puzzled! Home Forums > Notebook Manufacturers > Alienware > Alienware 17 and M17x > Alienware 17 R4-SSD not detected after Thermal repaste Discussion in ' Alienware 17 and M17x ' started by Heydaddy , Mar 18, 2018 . use the following search parameters to narrow your results: If you have an official support request or problem, we can not help you with that as we do not work for Dell. Just wanna make sure it’s configured correctly. I believe the recovery is a partition of my C drive. 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. As you can see in the pictures, I am using the U.2 cable to connect this SSD. You have to initialize the drive before windows will see it. How to Add RAM to Alienware Aurora R11 - DIY=Saving $$$ - Links for RAM... R11 i9-10900KF+3080 rank #34 on Timespy US leaderboard. I am running the latest BIOS (Alienware_Area_51_R5_2.0.3.exe) from the Area-51 R5 page. [–]Namdnas78[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago* (3 children). I started from whipping my 1tb mobile drive of photos … I tried to install the official drivers, but I couldn't because of the - Samsung NVMe Express Device is not connected. However, I cannot figure for the life of me how to make this detectable in Windows! The SSD shows up in the BIOS and in the Device manager under disk drives but it's not visible at all under Disk Management which means I can't format it, assign a drive letter or do anything. Also, when I right click the drive, there’s an autoplay option listed there, which isn’t on my C drive. Now I am trying to add another hard drive. I have a Samsung T5 500GB external drive that works fine when I connect it to the laptop via the USB ports, but when I connect it via Thunderbolt 3 port, nothing happens. The specs included 6700 HQ, 980m, 16 GB DDR4 and a 500 Gig SSD + 1 TB Hard Drive combo. I’ve installed it, but can’t get Windows 10 to detect it at all and does not show in the Device Manager. 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. Alienware Aurora R7 ha s restrictions on what ssd to use. Usually, the SSD drive is not showing up in Disk Management … This happens on different PCs (laptops, desktops). 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. If you have a problem please contact Alienware through proper phone support or social media for official support. Samsung NVMe SSD are hit or miss in terms of compatibility. I have Alienware 17R5, the new May Windows update, and AWCC 5.2.37, BIOS 1.7 (today). (Intel Core i9, RTX 3080 Aurora 11). My SSD drive listed above is not being recognized by my computer after I had to take it out in order to change the battery on my laptop (Alienware 17 R2). Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I just got my new Alienware M17 R2 in Lunar White yesterday. Alienware 13 not recognizing second m.2 ssd Jump to solution. Re: Alienware 17 R5 cannot detect new SSD Did you go in to disk management and activate the drive? So, you can try to reinstall the SSD driver to check if it can help to fix the issue. I am not sure how it works with Alienware's BIOS. Whenever I enter bios, it says that all of my sata ports are disabled yet it detects my HDD in sata port 1. I have run the Windows Memory Diagnostics app. One of these slots only supports PCIe NVME M.2 drives so a SATA M.2 SSD drive will not be detected by the system if installed in this slot. 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. JavaScript is disabled. Did a clean Windows install, formatted the second HDD, etc. I plugged it into the empty m.2 slot of my 15" R4 but the laptop didn't detect it. I have a brand new m15 R3. The BIOS on your system have not like it. Okay, so I got a nice deal on a refurbished Alienware 15 R2 from amazon. You should see the drive but not initialized. Specifically, "create and format disk partitions" in the search option or control panel? Running list disk in diskpart also does not show the drive. It worked for me once. Unfortunately Samsung Magic show me - Unable to detected. 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. From prior experience changing disk access mode is a nightmare so I’ve left it as RAID. The specs included 6700 HQ, 980m, 16 GB DDR4 and a 500 Gig SSD + 1 TB Hard Drive combo. Dell power adapter cycles from detected to undetected every 60 seconds or so and battery tends to stay not charged: Laptop Tech Support: 1: Aug 13, 2020: K: Solved! and join one of thousands of communities. Thanks! I noticed under the Advanced tab that the SATA Operation is set to RAID on, but going into it, there’s no array configured. I received no media with the PC. ... the ssd is recognized but not useful to the system because it’s not … I never heard of SSD from this company so I was curious about its performance. So, thanks! So, I bought a Samsung 970 Evo Plus M.2 SSD to add as a second drive (1 TB). Connect the Device and try again. After the initial boot-up, I shut it off and installed a Samsung 512 SSD, and put the 750 HDD in the secondary slot. When the Dell alert you hard drive not found, press F1 to continue, it is a BIOS error … Install latest BIOS from Dell/Alienware Support website 2. It’s showing my SSD (Drive D) as the removable drive. © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Overheating? Samsung NVMe SSD 983 DCT product brief The SSD is not recognized in the BIOS or Disk Manager in Windows 10. The problem is that the disk is not detected when I plug it in some of my USB ports. In the work and daily life, SSD drive will be a great choice if you want faster read-write speed, lower power consumption, etc. 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? Removable drives would be usb sticks. A community to discuss everything Alienware, from laptops to desktops to gear.This is not an official company subreddit. UPDATE: It looks like this is happening when I'm using an USB extension cable. 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). https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-thinks-hard-drive-removable/, [–]gadgetoidM15R3 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). So my 15 R3 arrived this week and today I wanted to check out how fast SSD was. After you install the drive and boot into windows, launch disk management. I called Alienware support and they refuse to help me since I didn’t get the drive from them. I can't find anything in the BIOS which indicates that I need to enable anything. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 15506 on r2-app-0db23d2e105a6ca8b at 2021-01-12 00:10:54.673338+00:00 running 9b9cb1f country code: FR. This is something that can be set in BIOS with a regular PC. All I get it is the original ssd as drive "c" and I it does not … Hey everyone. Received my new Alienware 18 on Wednesday. When I plug it, the LED of the disk is on but Windows does not detect the disk. You need to contact Dell/Alienware on their official support forum here or on their official Facebook page. Then create new partition and choose a drive letter. Drive not enabled in the BIOS She’s here! [–]Namdnas78[S] 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (1 child). Nope. I clicked it but nothing came up. Try to switch SATA cables between your HDD and SSD. Hi all! Solved: Second Hard Drive Not Detected in Windows 10/8/7; Solved: Second Hard Drive Not Detected in Windows 10/8/7. However, on booting up the system, I found that system was booting from the HDD and the SSD was missing. Maxed out R11 Aurora fresh out of the box! Here is a list of upgrades I done. Very satisfied. Yes, three not thirty, not three hundered. If you find your second hard drive not detected in Windows 10, read this post, please. Also funny story about the headphones. I bought a WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD M.2 2880 (WDS500G2B0B). Everyone is free to make a thread but if you require official support the aforementioned links should be your first posts so that Dell/Alienware can try to fix the problem. Here are the different configuration I tested - when the 2 SSD are plugged : no disks are detected - when the Toshiba SSD is plugged alone it's detected in both slots - when the Samsung SSD is plugged alone it's not detected in both slots You must log in or register to reply here. However, it shows in BIOS under the “Main” tab as M.2 PCIe SSD-2. 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). Might be the same for you. I just installed an ADATA m.2 ssd in the second slot and while the drive shows up in the bios and to intel rapid storage app it does not show up in windows as a usable drive. R10 arrived today. Nothing has yet been plugged into any of the ports on the PC since I got it. First off the m.2 ports are all Sata3 which don't support the PCI-E 2.0 x2 Plextors, apart from that huge problem, the mobo can't supply enough power to the 3.3A plextor (the samsung m.2's it ships with use 0.7 A). I thought M.2 drives were considered internal drives and not “removable” drives. Rendered by PID 15506 on r2-app-0db23d2e105a6ca8b at 2021-01-12 00:10:54.673338+00:00 running 9b9cb1f country code: FR. Faulty SSD After verifying that your SATA port is set to Auto-Detect or is enabled, if you find that your SSD is not being detected (auto-detected) by the system BIOS, try the following steps to try and isolate/troubleshoot the problem. First I ran AS SSD benchmark, and was very shocked. The SSD that came with 15 R3 is NVMe PC300 by SK Hynix. 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