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    ROG Member Array Sinner37 PC Specs
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    MotherboardASUS Crosshair VII Hero
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    Storage #1Samsung 960 Evo Pro
    Storage #2Western Digital 1TB m2 SSD
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    2 M2 drives on VII and confusion on setup.

    Crosshair Vii Hero
    Ryzen 2700x
    1080 Ti FTW 3 Gaming (I know it will run @ 8x when running two m2 drives, that isn't my issue)
    m2.1 slot : 960 Pro Evo 250g NVME Drive
    M2.2 Slot : WDS100T2B0B
    SATA6G_1 (and tried 2) : Asus optical drive

    Regardless of Drive, M2.2 will not report either of my nvme drives.

    all m2/PCIE/SATA settings I can find have all been tried, raid, no raid, ahci, no SATA installed. I have latest BIOS installed. I have reset the cmos using the button on the back. Any thoughts would be appreciated. These are all new components except the GPU. Could GPU issues be causing issues with the secondary M2 slot? I don't see why, but who knows, I am here asking for help so I guess I'm open to hearing any idea's.


    EDIT: Just realized this WD is SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 is the fact it's not pcie part of the issue? Guess I need to google with this new info I found. When I ordered it I thought It read PCIE. Ok, I figured out that the m2.1 only supports ssd mode not m2.2 so now to figure out why it wasn't working at first but I am guessing that only had to do with bios that if I had installed windows it would have shown up.
    Last edited by Sinner37; 10-26-2018 at 08:05 AM.

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    ROG Member Array Sinner37 PC Specs
    Sinner37 PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Crosshair VII Hero
    ProcessorRyzen 2700x
    Memory (part number)F4-3200C14D-16GTZRX
    Graphics Card #1EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming
    MonitorPredator XB1
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Evo Pro
    Storage #2Western Digital 1TB m2 SSD
    CPU CoolerStock
    CasePhanteks PH-ES515PTG_BK
    Power SupplyEVGA 220-P2-1200-X1
    Keyboard CORSAIR Strafe RGB MK.2
    Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus
    Headset/Speakers Behringer MS40 Stereo Monitors

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    If you are reading this and having the same problem its user error.

    The system worked fine, I had the SSD drive that I thought was a PCIE device in the m.2_1 slot which does NOT support SSD based m2's when (always?) using 2 m2 drives. Once I moved the Samsung to M2.2, put the WD in m2.1 windows picked up the drive, I was able to create a new simple volume and format as expected. Sorry for any confusion =-) New to this whole m2 thing.

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    My friend thank you for taking the time to visit and post your outcome. It is very rare that people will have the courage to say that it was human error.

    My thanks and respect to you. Please do visit again Sinner you would be most welcome buddy.

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