XPS 8930 will not recognize Samsung 970 pro NVMe M.2 SSD  

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  1. Posts : 292
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    XPS 8930 will not recognize Samsung 970 pro NVMe M.2 SSD


    I have this $300 ssd and now it wont even appear on the Computer drives list.
    ( Samsung 970 pro 1T NVMe M.2 SSD )
    Windows 10 Home . The Dell has the ssd slot ; I connected it and fastened the screw . The driver software from Samsung wont even install, it gave me a error report mid way through. For it to even get that far in bios settings I turned off raid because other websites suggested that . I turned on something else I forget .

    But still nothing. I have the Samsung magic drive software and that does not even see it .
    Not at my wits ends, but almost.
    Any help trouble shooting this problem is greatly appreciated..
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  2. Posts : 1,656
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    Is the 970 NVme installed in the PCI-E slot on the motherboard?
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  3. Posts : 292
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    Golden said:
    Is the 970 NVme installed in the PCI-E slot on the motherboard?

    There are two PCIE express X1 and another X4 which are too big for the ssd i got here.
    The place i installed is marked " m.2 ssd " .

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    Can I use Computer Management ; to add the drive ? or recognize it ? Ive not used that in such a long time i cant recall if that is a option.
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  4. Posts : 1,656
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    See if it is visible in Computer Management.
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    Golden said:
    See if it is visible in Computer Management.
    i think it is visible i will check and post a picture after this post . and i tried one last time to install the Samsung nvme m.2 driver from their website. and it installed this time. now when i look at the Samsung magic software, it appears. BUT it says no volumes found ?

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  6. Posts : 1,656
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    You need to partition it first in order for volumes to show.
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  7. Posts : 292
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    I drew a question mark on the drive i think represents the m.2 nvme ssd ?

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    Golden said:
    You need to partition it first in order for volumes to show.
    how do i partition a ssd without messing it up ? Im a noob when it comes to this sort of thing .
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  8. Posts : 1,656
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    Yes, it looks like that is the drive. What do you plan on doing with it? Install an OS to it? Store data on it?
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    Golden said:
    Yes, it looks like that is the drive. What do you plan on doing with it? Install an OS to it? Store data on it?
    i right clicked to show properties and for sure its the drive in question. I plan to play games from it : Destiny 2,
    Star citizen , Apex , Titian fall 2 , etc. And run photo editing and digital drawing software from it .

    I might install windows 10 onto it at some later time .

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    Success. I went through with the process in Disk Management to make a partition to allocate a drive letter to it .
    It now appears both in windows 10 drives and Samsung Magic .
    I think GPT, or GUID Partition Table was presented as a option at one point but i did not see it this time i went through with the full process. Overall it appears I can use this now. Whether or not its configured to run at peek performance will have to be a question for a different day.

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  10. Posts : 1,656
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    Thats it. You are done

    Word of caution : if you plan to move your Windows 10 to it at some point in the future, create a new thread here explaining that, before you actually do it. You will get some good advice on the best way to do that, and avoid any problems.
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