Asus Laptop Replaced SSD Cant Boot Windows After Install

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  1. bobkn's Avatar
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       #21

    I checked. The Asus NX500 has an Intel HM87 chipset, which does not support NVME. (It was released in 2013.) There will be no BIOS updates to change that.

    It may be hard to find a new PCI-E M.2 drive that is not NVME.

    I see some stuff on the Web about hacking BIOSes for Intel chipsets that have no official support for NVME. That's way above my competence level, and it's not clear that anyone has done it for HM87.

    You have my sympathy. It's too bad when hardware that is less than 5 years old becomes unsupported.
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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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       #22

    Shouldn't something like this work if it has an M.2 slot? Amazon.com: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (MZ-N6E250BW): Computers Accessories

    While mine was a new laptop I just installed one of these in y Wife's laptop. It had an M.2 slot, but was not NVME PCIe capable. It works just fine, but is about the same as a 2.5" SSD in performance. However, in my case, it left me with a 2nd spot for another hard drive/SSD.
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  3. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       #23

    essenbe said:
    Shouldn't something like this work if it has an M.2 slot? Amazon.com: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (MZ-N6E250BW): Computers Accessories

    While mine was a new laptop I just installed one of these in y Wife's laptop. It had an M.2 slot, but was not NVME PCIe capable. It works just fine, but is about the same as a 2.5" SSD in performance. However, in my case, it left me with a 2nd spot for another hard drive/SSD.
    Yes SATA SSD does maximize the SATA controllers abilities, where hard drives don't even come close. In all Reality, M.2 NVME will boot slightly faster but for most disk activity there is not much noticeable difference between SATA and NVME SSD other than on Bench test. for most users. M,2 are the future since they take up so little space you could put 6 1TB M.2's in the same space as 1 2.5" drive slot.
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  4. Posts : 69
    Duh Windows 9
    Thread Starter
       #24

    bobkn said:
    I checked. The Asus NX500 has an Intel HM87 chipset, which does not support NVME. (It was released in 2013.) There will be no BIOS updates to change that.




    It may be hard to find a new PCI-E M.2 drive that is not NVME.

    I see some stuff on the Web about hacking BIOSes for Intel chipsets that have no official support for NVME. That's way above my competence level, and it's not clear that anyone has done it for HM87.

    You have my sympathy. It's too bad when hardware that is less than 5 years old becomes unsupported.
    Doggone it, i mean this laptop is amazing, the screen is to die for i actually bought a 2nd nx500 in case this dies lol
    While i was hoping to increase my SSD speeds by 3x i guess that will have to be a dream for now

    I have looked into bios hacking before when i was into IT but now that im retired i put all that behind me
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  5. Posts : 69
    Duh Windows 9
    Thread Starter
       #25

    essenbe said:
    Shouldn't something like this work if it has an M.2 slot? Amazon.com: Samsung 860 EVO 250GB M.2 SATA Internal SSD (MZ-N6E250BW): Computers Accessories


    While mine was a new laptop I just installed one of these in y Wife's laptop. It had an M.2 slot, but was not NVME PCIe capable. It works just fine, but is about the same as a 2.5" SSD in performance. However, in my case, it left me with a 2nd spot for another hard drive/SSD.
    That may work, but the 970 pro was a huge increase in speed with 3500mb, so i will just stick with the stock drive

    If yours accepted the nvme drive may want to consider the 970 pro
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  6. essenbe's Avatar
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       #26

    The Laptop won't work with an NVME drive. The one I linked to is a sata V-Nand. I have 2 NVME 970's in this desktop. The speed increase is mostly on paper and in benchmarks. In day to day operations you won't notice a lot of difference. If you are transferring large files between 2 NVME drives, the difference is great. If you are transferring large filkes from a 970 to anything other than another 970, the speed increase is not there. You are still limited to the read/write speeds of whatever you are transferring to.
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  7. Posts : 1
    windows 10
       #27

    Any breakthrough on SSD upgrade for Asus NX500?


    @xboxhaxorz have you made any progress on this upgrade?

    I also have a Asus NX500. It came with two SanDisk SD6SP1M128G1102
    128GB SSD's in RAID 0 (M2, PCIEx4, AHCI which seems to be a rare combination). I would also like to upgrade or at least get some extra storage space.


    From what I gather from your post and replies it won't boot with the NVME drive installed. Assuming yours also has two SSD's I was thinking maybe you can keep booting from one of the old drive and replace just one of them with an large NVME SSD if windows does support NVME (if the issue lies with our outdated BIOS)

    Would be very useful to hear if you got any further!

    have you tried any of the M2 adapters on the market for upgrades to macbooks perhaps? It seems they also used SSDs like the ones found in the NX500

    Thanks
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