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    SSD cannot be detected

    Newbie here, so bare with me

    I have a Formula XI motherboard, and when trying to add additional SSD drives, one of them cannot be detected, not in BIOS nor in Windows.
    My specs are as follows:

    i7 8700k
    2 x RTX 2080ti
    32 gb ram
    1 x M.2 SSD Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB (For OS)
    1 x 4 TB HDD

    So now, I am trying to add another 3 additional SSD Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB, but only two of these are detected. I cannot see the third one no matter what, not in BIOS nor in Windows. I am not using the 2nd SATA port, due to it being disabled because of the M.2 PCI usage.
    What could be the problem here ?


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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Ch3vr0n PC Specs
    Ch3vr0n PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Maximus XI Formula
    ProcessorCore i9 9900k @ 4.7GHZ (XMP)
    Memory (part number)CMT32GX4M4Z3200C16
    Graphics Card #1Asus Strix GTX 1080 A8G
    Sound Cardon board
    MonitorASUS VG278HR & ASUS VK278Q
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Evo 1TB (Boot) & 970 EVO 2TB (Scratch)
    Storage #23X HGST 10TB, 1x HGST 4TB
    CPU CoolerScythe Mugen 5 PCGH
    CaseCooler Master Cosmos II
    Power SupplyCorsair AX860i
    Keyboard Corsair k95 RGB Platinum
    Mouse Corsair M65Pro RGB
    Headset Corsair Voide Wireless SE
    Mouse Pad Corsair MM300 + Corsair MM800 Polaris (EU)
    Headset/Speakers Logitech Z-906
    OS Windows 10 Pro x64
    Network RouterNetgear XR500
    Accessory #1 Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller
    Accessory #2 2X Corsair LL140, 4x Corsair LL120
    Accessory #3 1x Corsair LED RGB Pro expansion kit, 2x LS100 RGB kit + 450mm expansion kit
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    Those 860 EVO's are they 2.5" sata based, or M.2 based? The 860 comes in both formats
    Which one('s) are you currently using? That 970 Evo Plus only? If so, is it connected to M2.1 or M2_2

    Please note:

    M2_1: Supports Sata & NVME (like that 970 Evo)
    M2_2: ONLY supports NVME so if one of those 860's is M.2 based, you'll need to place the 970 evo in the left M.2 socket (M.2_2) and the sata model in the right one (M.2_1)

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