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Secondary 2TB NVMe for Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2022) Visible in BIOS but not in Windows

  • 21 February 2024
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Just tried to add a second NVMe to the Razer Blade Advanced 15 2022 model using the secondary slot allocated. There was no rubber washer on the metal strip when I opened up the unit which I thought was strange. The stick dropped in but wasn’t fully securely mounted due to the missing washer but it felt like it was in ‘enough’ so I have tried to roll with it.

Turned on system, went to windows Disk Management and it was not visible as an unallocated partition (which is what I would typically expect).

Went to Device Manager and it is not visible under Disk Drives but it there is a second ‘Standard NVM Express Controller’ visible in Storage controllers which has a little exclamation warning icon.

Click on this and the following occurs

This device cannot start. (Code 10)

An I/O adapter hardware error has occurred.

Go to BIOS

I can see the drive and it appears all recognized and fine in BIOS.

Is there a reason I can see it in BIOS and it all looks normal but I cannot see it in Windows at all?

The Drive is Silicon Power 2TB UD90 NVMe 4.0 Gen4 PCIe M.2 SSD. Razer site stated that the slot was capable of maximum 2TB Gen 4 single sided so I can’t understand what the issue is.

Is there something I am missing in BIOS?

Hope someone can help. I’ve seen a lot of similar threads but nothing quite explaining the same issue that I have so felt it reasonable to start  a new one.

 


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Thanks yes that worked 

Hi. I switched the UD90 and the original Samsung drive so the UD90 was installed into the primary (bottom) slot and the Samsung is in the upper slot. Have you tried that? Everything seems to work fine with this setup. I don’t know why. I wish someone could tell me why. Have a go and see if that does the trick.

I formatted the silicon power 2TB UD90 m.2 in a separate laptop and it still only recognizes the drive in the bios but not windows I've updated the bios windows everything and I need help with this.

UPDATE: I tested the drive using an external VNMe caddy and it showed up. I formatted it gave it a drive name etc.

I then switched the OS 1TB Samsung NVMe from the primary slot with the SP 2TB NVMe and put the OS onto the secondary slot and booted it. Windows booted successfully and the new SP 2TB NVMe was also recognized and appears to function fully. I thought this was amazing but also strange so I switched them again to be sure and the New 2TB drive did not show up. So there is a difference between primary and secondary NVMe slots on the Razer motherboard but I don’t know what the difference is. Could anyone explain?

 

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