Solved how do i fix my m.2 ssd problem

April 30, 2020 at 13:24:25
Specs: Windows 10, intel i5-6200U/16GB
So I have bought an m.2 ssd, but whenever I install the ssd in my laptop and try to start it up. I only get a black screen. the only sing of life I get is an orange light that says that it is charging. but when I remove the ssd it starts up again like nothing happend.

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April 30, 2020 at 16:08:04
Do the specs for your laptop confirm compatibility?

Likewise would the crucial.com scanner app. (a wee download and safe to install and run) confirm it too?

That little scanner will list all types of compatible devices and RAM.

If it doesn’t say your laptop is compatible with an m.2 then likely it isn’t.



#1
April 30, 2020 at 13:28:41
Is the SSD meant to be the main drive, and does it have an operating system installed?

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#2
April 30, 2020 at 13:33:27
It already has a hardrive with an os on it

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#3
April 30, 2020 at 13:57:04
Oh sorry, no it is currenttly not ment as the main drive. Just so i can rus some games on it

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#4
April 30, 2020 at 14:33:08
So this “laptop” can take two hard drives internally?

What make/model is it?

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#5
April 30, 2020 at 14:40:11
I’m sorry if it wasn’t clear. I have one harddrive on witch I have worked for a long time, but I bought a new smaller ssd thingy it’s called an m.2 ssd. And sadly it can’t have two hardrives. (it is the medion erazer p6661)

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April 30, 2020 at 15:24:38
I’m not familiar with this new type of “drive”... but I have found crucial’s guides re’ installing both the standard SSD and the newer m.2 type.

https://uk.crucial.com/ssd/mx500/ct...

Scroll down to find their list of their installation guides - one of which is:

https://uk.crucial.com/support/ssd/...

Is your laptop able accept the m.2 drives; is there a compatible slot/connector?

Why did you choose this type of “drive”, rather than a standard SSD: and where/from who?

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April 30, 2020 at 15:46:46
I have bought the ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro NVME 512GB M.2 SSD from an website called megekko, because a friend of mine recommended it to me. And for as far as I know my laptop is compatible.

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April 30, 2020 at 16:08:04
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Do the specs for your laptop confirm compatibility?

Likewise would the crucial.com scanner app. (a wee download and safe to install and run) confirm it too?

That little scanner will list all types of compatible devices and RAM.

If it doesn’t say your laptop is compatible with an m.2 then likely it isn’t.


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#9
April 30, 2020 at 17:52:12
Can you get in to BIOS and see both drives?
Is the M.2 drive set as boot by default? Set the HDD as boot drive save the configuration. Any luck?

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April 30, 2020 at 20:00:50
Here's a link to your laptop info (in German): https://www.medion.com/de/shop/p/co...

I've never used an M.2 SSD so I only know what I've read. My guess (& it's totally a guess) is your laptop's M.2 slot doesn't support NVMe-based SSDs.


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#11
May 1, 2020 at 00:33:12
In the past Medion laptops were often end of line Acer models; or early unsold stock. They were sold often in supermarkets (one big name in the uk used to sell them). As best I know that hasn’t changed, and I seriously doubt the one in question here will be able accommodate an m.2 drive; but of course it’s possible this one is reasonably current in that regard, and able to?

ridder’s German reference may confirm if it’s compatible; the crucial.com scanner certainly will show if yes or no.

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#12
May 1, 2020 at 02:48:16
According to Crucial your laptop supports mSATA drives, not M.2 ones.

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#13
May 1, 2020 at 03:00:32
re' "ijack" - Much as I suspected...

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#14
May 1, 2020 at 03:17:03
Thanks you all for your help, I will try it one more time after getting into the BIOS just in case.

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