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Drivers NUC10i7FNB internal 2.5 hhd

seagel
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Hey,

I have an Intel NUC10i7FNB this was performed with an Intel Optane 16Gb and a 2.5 hdd 1Tb, 
I replaced it with a normal m2 ssd 1Tb, now my question
I also see the 2.5 hdd not in Windows 11 but in the BIOS he is visible,
which drivers should be in install to see this too. Hope to get an answer for this Thanks for the help

 

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seagel
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oke thanks for advice

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LeonWaksman
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Hi @seagel 

1. If I understand your question correctly, you have removed the Optane Memory form your NUC and installed Windows 11 on new SSD installed in the M.2 slot. However, you can't see the old HDD in Windows.

2. So, first you should change the SATA mode in BIOS (if you didn't do this before Windows 11 installation) from "Intel RST Premium with Intel Optane System" to "AHCI".   
In order to change SATA Mode without destroying Windows boot, Windows must be set to SAFE Boot Mode. While in Windows, press Windows key + r. Run msconfig .  Chose Boot tab and enable Safe boot. Reboot your system. 

During system boot enter Bios again. Verify in Advanced > Boot that Fast Boot is disabled. If not disable it.

Now open Advanced>Storage>SATA mode selection and change the SATA mode to "AHCI". Save the setting (click on F10 folowed by "Y") and boot into windows in SAFE mode. Disregard the warning you will see.

While in Windows, press Windows key + r. Run msconfig. Chose Boot tab and uncheck Safe boot.

Reboot your system. Now your system is bootable in "AHCI" mode.

3. If you don't see the 2'5" drive in Disk Management, press Action in menu and then Rescan Disks.

  •      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.
  •  
  •     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 will help

Leon

 

 

seagel
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Thanks i will try i hope that i will not distroy the Windows installation

LeonWaksman
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What are you going to do that you are affraying to destroy Windows? Any way, before making any changes, you may prepare full SSD Drive image. 

FYI, I've changed SATA Mode in both direction, many times. But you have to ensure that before doing this change, Windows must be set to SAFE boot mode.

Leon

 

seagel
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must i set Safe mode in minimum conditions?

LeonWaksman
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Correct, you must set Windows to SAFE mode (see para. 2 in my post above), before changing the SATA mode. Failing to do this, will result in Windows corruption.

 

Leon

 

seagel
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one thing i don`t see in Advanced > Boot that Fast Boot is disabled. or see i this after i changed settings from SATA to AHCI

seagel
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sorry for all the questions but i want to be careful
LeonWaksman
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No need to apologize. That is why we have support forum.

The Fast Boot status, you may see in BIOS settings Boot>Boot priority. But if you can enter BIOS by clicking on F2, during Power ON, means that Fast Boot is disabled and you don't need to check the status.

Do not forget, set Windows to SAFE mode, before changing the SATA statut to AHCI.

Leon

 

seagel
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if i want to go  to safe mode i get to see this, sorry it`s in dutch but i think you understand what i mean2021-12-02 15_34_03-Instellingen.jpg

LeonWaksman
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Looks to me correct. Click on YES and than reboot your NUC. After login into Windows you will see if you are in SAFE mode. Only then reboot again and enter BIOS to change the SATA mode. 

BTW, I can see that the Bitlocker is enabled. I suggest that you disable the Bitlocker before entering SAFE mode.  Any way with Bitlocker enabled, you will not be able to boot into SAFE mode without Recovery Key.  How to disable BitLocker encryption?

Leon

 

seagel
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and after that done is it posible to activate Bitlocker

LeonWaksman
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First disable the Bitlocker encryption, next set Windows to SAFE mode and then change the SATA mode to AHCI.

Once SATA mode was changed to AHCI, set Windows to NORMAL boot mode (uncheck the SAFE mode) and reboot NUC.

Now you may activate the Bitlocker again if you want: Turn on device encryption

 

Leon

 

seagel
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everything went well I see the internal 2.5 Hdd thanks for all the explanation and patience
seagel
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a question still can I switch on the fast boot or do I have to let it out
LeonWaksman
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Please leave Fast Boot disabled. If Fast Boot is enabled, the POST is skipped and the the Power ON will be theoretically shortened in some way, however,  you will not be able to enter BIOS by using F2. In addition the F7 and F10 keys will be disabled. 

So again, leave the Fast Boot disabled. This is how I'm working.

 

Leon

 

seagel
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oke thanks for advice

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