I just purchased a new WD SN750, installed it on my pc, and nothing will recognize. I’ve rebooted multiple times, even updated my motherboard BIOS twice to verify that was not the issue(One update offered additional NVMe and SSD support; the other update was the most recent BIOS version). I cannot see the disk in any Windows software (Disk Manager or Device Manager) or in the WD dashboard. I have not yet tried this on another pc, but I will have an opportunity to do that in a few days. Any help would be appreciated. My system is as follows:
Windows 8 Enterprise
Gigabyte GA-97x-SLI motherboard (software v. F10b, 3/3/16))
I believe all drivers are up-to-date, and as I mentioned the BIOS has already been updated to the latest version.
Thank you for the continuing suggestions, Cosara, I will have to try that, but I’m not sure the SATA AHCI controllers would handle this drive at all. The SSD I have connected is an NVMe SSD connected to the M.2 PCIe interface. Wouldn’t another driver interact with this SSD? Like possibly a PCIe driver/controller?
I did have the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller installed like you indicated. And after uninstalling and rebooting, I still don’t see the drive in Disk Management or using the Western Digital Dashboard.
Something I do see that I believe is new in the past two days, is that I have a unknown PCI Device listed under “Other devices” in device manager. I’ve tried updating the driver for it by using windows built in search feature, but that has not found anything in my multiple attempts. I’ll have to try physically removing the drive removes this unknown PCI device. But even if I do figure out that’s my SSD, it doesn’t look promising that Windows will find a driver for it.
Cosara and Banu, I appreciate the help on this. I went ahead and installed Windows 10 (clean install) on the new WD SN750, since it was recognized by my BIOS. I’ve set my WD SN750 as the primary boot drive, have restarted my pc multiple times, and have not seen any issues at all using the drive since my install of Win10.
Note that I followed guidance here to install Win10:
I had an issue with my WD Black Sn750 just now after a windows update.
My bios showed no storage available and I was unable to access my drive and contents.
I could see in my disk partitions that it had no data stored at all also, all 2TB was available (even though I couldn’t use it).
Basically I fixed my issue by going into device manager, right clicking in the WD drive under disk drives and then scan for hardware changes. This made the disk disappear so I restarted my PC in a panic and all my data showed up again. Currently making a back up of all my data now.