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No boot via Samsung M.2 EVO NVME plus SSD. Boot via sata SSD 1 is fine. Max XI wifi

ceevee369
Level 7
I used Samsung data migration to clone my SATA SSD to my new Evo plus M.2 SSD. On the old rig, no problems at all. Cloned SSD worked perfect when removing c/ SSD .*
Moved afterwards this new cloned *SSD into M.2_1 slot of my Max XI but I simply fail to find the right BIOS settings as the M.2 doesn’t get recognized. Through luck , I spotted at a certain moment the 4 SSD drives being visible in boot menu, but changing some bios setting resulted in not finding the M.2 SSD . Help*:D
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davemon50
Level 11
Turn off CSM and try again. See if that helps.
Davemon50

Did you boot the drive into windows first, and create an image? I can't recall the actual setting, but I ran into this with an 860 Evo on my laptop, and ended up having to reinstall windows because it wouldn't see the boot sector. When I went from another 860 to 970 evo, I did the same setting under disk utilities in Windows.

Enderwiggin03 wrote:
Did you boot the drive into windows first, and create an image? I can't recall the actual setting, but I ran into this with an 860 Evo on my laptop, and ended up having to reinstall windows because it wouldn't see the boot sector. When I went from another 860 to 970 evo, I did the same setting under disk utilities in Windows.


I made it work (using the cloned bootable image )by disabling NVME in bios and forcing sequence by removing old c drive, but the boot time is tremendously long. I was able to install the NVME Samsung driver, it’s visible in the bios but it’s just half slow vs my previous build.
Looking further into it

davemon50 wrote:
Turn off CSM and try again. See if that helps.


Didn’t made any difference, but disabling everything which smells raid or SATA did the trick to boot from M.2 *