M500 M.2 240 GB not detected by BIOS AZUS Z97-A

Kilobyte Kid

M500 M.2 240 GB not detected by BIOS AZUS Z97-A

Hello.

 

I own a M500 M.2 240 GB and a AZUS Z97-A motherboard (BIOS is the latest). Both are new. I cannot see the M500 in the bios.

 

I would like to install windows 7 64b on the M500 through my USB key installation. I've done this a couple otf times on classic SSD (with SATA interface) without any issue.

 

Why I cannot do the same with the M500 M.2 ? I'm not familar with this interface.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Regards

4 Replies
JEDEC Jedi

Re: M500 M.2 240 GB not detected by BIOS AZUS Z97-A

Hi shuli,

I think M.2 interface can be troublesome. Z97-A User's Manual says the M.2 socket supports PCIE SSD only. As far as I know Crucial M500 M.2 is SATA type, not PCIE. You may want to contact Crucial support to clarify/confirm that.

______________________________________
How do I know what memory to buy?
Shop for your region: US | UK | EU | France |
I think my memory is bad. What do I do now?
FAQs and Top Forum Solutions
Did a user help you? Say thanks by giving Kudos!
Still need help? Contact Customer Service
Want to be a Super User?
Kilobyte Kid

Re: M500 M.2 240 GB not detected by BIOS AZUS Z97-A

Hi bogdan and thank you.

 

I agree with you, it is not clear in the Asus user manual.

 

I think I'm going to buy a SSD with native SATA support.

JEDEC Jedi

Re: M500 M.2 240 GB not detected by BIOS AZUS Z97-A

You mean 2.5-inch SATA drive? It is not a bad ideaSmiley Happy However I believe that PCIE drive should give you higher speeds and performance so maybe you should just search for a proper M.2 drive?

______________________________________
How do I know what memory to buy?
Shop for your region: US | UK | EU | France |
I think my memory is bad. What do I do now?
FAQs and Top Forum Solutions
Did a user help you? Say thanks by giving Kudos!
Still need help? Contact Customer Service
Want to be a Super User?
Kilobyte Kid

Re: M500 M.2 240 GB not detected by BIOS AZUS Z97-A

Hi.

 

Yes I mean 2.5-inch SATA drive. Performance from such a drive should suit me.

 

Anyway, thank you for your support.