So, here’s the issue…
Got a new WD_Black SN850 NVMe 1TB m.2 SSD (yeah mentioned the whole thing )
I already have a Samsung 870 EVO Plus 500GB m.2 with Win 11 installed in one m.2 slot on my Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro MB, which has support for 2 x m.2 Gen 3 slots.
I’ve checked, both slots are working fine. So, when I connect the new SN850 to use as an extended drive for installing games etc. I just get a blank screen upon starting the system. No boot screen, nothing. Can’t even get into the BIOS.
This is the case when my Samsung SSD is already in one slot. But if I remove the Samsung one and just install the WD one, am able to boot into the BIOS, and the drive is getting detected. I have swapped m.2 slots to see if that would help, but nope.
Am at a loss as to what to do here. Tried contacting support but as is the case with most of them, they took me through steps that I can’t even do. Do not want to install any OS on the SN850, just use as a drive to dump data on.
FYI, I’ve checked and yes, even though its a Gen 4 drive it is Gen 3 (backwards) compatible.
Any help would be gladly appreciated