1.    31 Oct 2015 #1

    Windows Installation doesn't recognize new SSD

    I got a new Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI drive. I have a X99 motherboard but it didn't have the M.2 slot so I purchased an adapter to attach the drive and installed it into an open PCI slot.

    When I first installed it and boot up under the current Windows 10, I could see the drive through Disk Management.

    I disconnected the current Windows 10 version, put in the disk, booted up and selected the drive to perform a clean install. The initial copy and prepare for installation worked fine, then it needed to reboot and that's when I got the message:

    Internal hard drive not found
    No bootable devices

    When I reconnected the old hard drive and booted up, I could see the install files on the new drive, but it just won't boot to it.

    So, what do I need to do to get the PC to recognize this drive as bootable?

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  2.    31 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Does the drive show in the BIOS?
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  3.    31 Oct 2015 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
    Does the drive show in the BIOS?
    No it doesn't appear in the bios.
    I can see the drive through file manager, and the installation files loaded to it, and I can see it in disk management too.
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  4.    31 Oct 2015 #4
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