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Can't seem to get 2x M.2s working JBOD in a NUC8i7HVK.

Both M.2s appeared as options to install Windows to, but now that Win10 is installed, the second M.2 doesn't appear. The M.2s are 250+500GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus.

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  1. Is the second SSD recognized in BIOS? If yes, follow the next steps to initialize it.
  2.  Use the Windows key + X keyboard shortcut to open the Power User menu and select Disk Management

 

  • If you don't see the new SSD drive in Disk Management, press Action in menu and then Rescan Discs.
  •    If your see the new drive but it is not initialized, Right-click the drive marked as "Unknown" and "Not Initialized," and select Initialize Disk.
  •    Select GPT (GUID Partition Table) and press OK
  •    Once the drive is initialized, right-click the Unallocated space, and select New Simple Volume
  •    Click Next.
  •    Choose the volume size or leave the default size if you're planning to use the entire hard drive to store files.
  •    Click Next.
  •    Select a drive letter from the drop-down menu.
  •    Click Next.
  •    Select the NTFS file system.
  •    On "Allocation unit size," leave the Default option.
  •   Type a descriptive name in Volume label field.
  •   Clear the Perform a quick format option.
  •   Click Next.
  •   Click Finish. Once you completed the steps, Windows 10 will set up a new partition and properly format the hard drive.
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  •   If your drive is initialized, you need only to format it.  Right-click the drive you want and click Format.
  •   Type a descriptive name.
  •   Select the NTFS file system.
  •   On "Allocation unit size," leave the Default option.
  •   Clear the Perform a quick format option.
  •   Click OK.
  •   Click OK on the warning message. Once the formatting process completes, you can then begin to store files on the hard drive.

 

Hope this helps

Leon

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The problem disappeared when I swapped secondary drives with an identical NUC8i7HVK.

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Thank you, but the problem solved itself (see below). The drive was not showing up in BIOS even though it showed up when I initially installed Windows. I tried reseating it. I've owned my own tech company for over 10 years, so I had already covered the basics. I conveniently had 2 of each piece of hardware to troubleshoot.

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