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2018/04/14 17:39:25 (permalink)
Anyone run into this? I just finished building my system and I can't get the second M.2 Drive to show up.
I installed a 2 TB Samsung 960 NVMe in the main slot for my boot drive, and slower 2 TB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 in my second slot. I just now noticed that second drive says "860 EVO SATA M.2" on the package. Is that the problem? The processor is the i9-7980XE. I have the OS installed and running fine on the NVMe drive. 
Both M.2 slots are enabled and I've tried configuring that second slot as PCH and CPU with no luck. System is set to UEFI.
 
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    EVGATech_JoseR
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/04/15 14:30:05 (permalink)
    Hi DrownK and welcome to our forums! Are you not seeing the drive in BIOS or in Windows? How many PCIe devices do you have installed on the motherboard? the 860 EVO being SATA M.2  should still appear as a device in BIOS. Perhaps you can test the 2nd NVMe slot with your boot drive (configuring it correctly in BIOS).
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/04/15 14:51:45 (permalink)
    Did you download Samsung Magician by chance?  Does that software see the secondary M.2 drive?

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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/04/16 06:51:54 (permalink)
    I'm running a 960 pro 512 and a 960 pro 2tb in my dark x299.
     
    what else is in there? maybe us are using up all the lanes or it is shared out?

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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/04/16 08:41:07 (permalink)
    Delete EFI System Partition in Window 10 Disk Mgmt. with Aomei Partion Assistance or do a secure erase with Samsung Magician(Back up) then go to Bios load default.

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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/04/17 17:00:21 (permalink)
    Hello DrownK, 
    I wanted to chime in here and say I've been having a very similar issue on my X299 DARK and a pair of Samsung M2 SSD's.
    I went with with a Samsung 960 PRO 512GB and a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB. 
    I put the 960 PRO in the primary slot (the one that can accept a 110 mm M2 slot, marked as "PM1") with the 860 EVO in the secondary (vertical, marked "PM2") slot.
    EVGA 1080 Kingpin in the top PCI slot, and nothing else on the board.
    Upon first boot, BIOS recognized the 960 PRO only (did not see the 860 EVO in BIOS anywhere). Windows installed just fine to the 960. I installed the BIOS update to v1.11 and did not see the 860 EVO. I installed the Samsung Magician, and it sees the 960 PRO but NOT the 860 EVO.
    So I figured it was a slot problem. I swapped the slots (Putting the PRO in M2 and the EVO in M1). Nothing changed, it did not recognize the 860 EVO and the 960 PRO booted just fine.
    I swapped them back, and nothing changed.
     
    I haven't been mucking around much with the bios settings, so everything should be pretty much stock for the v1.11 bios update.
    I've set up an RMA with NewEgg to see if it was just a bad 860EVO, but it looks like something else might be a factor than just a DOA SSD.
     
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/04/20 14:37:08 (permalink)
    Take a look at the product manual https://www.evga.com/support/manuals/files/151-SX-E299.pdf and go to page 10 and 11. You should see status lights for both M.2 slots (granted that both drives support this feature). You may either see a solid white LED or a blinking LED but just know that not all M.2 devices support this activity indicator on the board. 
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/05/10 10:45:55 (permalink)
    Ok, so as an update to the previous information, I have tried this:
    I got a new 860 EVO from Newegg by returning the previous one, just in case it was a bad SSD. Installed in PM2 as had previously attempted. No effect, no recognition in BIOS or Windows, saw no activity lights on PM2.
    PM1 with the 960 PRO there were both green (present, OK) and red (Activity) lights.
    I moved the graphics card to the second slot, and saw no change. Returned it to the top slot.
    Then, I swapped the SSD's such that the 860 EVO was in PM1, and the 960 PRO was in PM2. The 860 EVO still did not detect, and had neither green nor red lights while in PM1 (which had previously illuminated when the 960 PRO was in that slot). Slot 2 properly detected the 960 PRO, lit up, and booted as normal.
     
    I have a quick question, since I have a limited time to figure out if I have to return the 860 EVO and buy a different SSD.
    Does the X299 DARK support the Samsung 860 EVO?
    I see in the manual it supports the 960 EVO, and from my own experience it supports the 960 PRO. However, unless there is some sneaky BIOS setting that affects only this particular variant of Samsung SSD's, I'm at somewhat of a loss...
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/05/10 11:06:24 (permalink)
    Maybe it has something to do with the differences between the 960 and 860.  The 960 being a NVME PCIe drive and the 860 being a M.2 Sata3 drive?  Maybe you'll find some useful info here > http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-3478101/difference-pcie-nvme-pcie-nvme.html
     
    I would think the 860 is compatible, so more of a configuration issue.
     
    More good info > http://www.velocitymicro.com/blog/nvme-vs-m-2-vs-sata-whats-the-difference/
     
    post edited by bdary - 2018/05/10 14:25:15


     

     
     
     
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/05/10 13:44:07 (permalink)
    The X299 Dark is not compatible with M.2 SATA drives.  As a result, the Samsung 860 EVO will not work.  Supported M.2 devices include PCIe-based SSDs, NVMe, and Optane.
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/05/10 14:26:19 (permalink)
    EVGATech_LeeM
    The X299 Dark is not compatible with M.2 SATA drives.  As a result, the Samsung 860 EVO will not work.  Supported M.2 devices include PCIe-based SSDs, NVMe, and Optane.


    Thanks for clarifying that Lee...  Not what he/she wanted to hear I'm sure, but now knows the deal.


     

     
     
     
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    Re: X299 Dark Problems seeing second M.2 Drive 2018/05/10 14:40:55 (permalink)
    Ah, there we go. Thank you for the confirmation. It's what I was afraid of, but I'm glad there is some closure.
    Off to see if Newegg will accept the return of the Evo... 
    Thanks for your assistance.
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