I RMA'd it after contacting support. Tried it in other PC first, detected fine and was able to initialize it. Installed in main PC, same story. Installed windows without issue after that. Looks like a solid LED signifies an issue either green or orange.
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System: Asrock Z370 Taichi Bios 3.10 8700k 16gb gskill 1080ti MX500 1TB m.2 When I first installed the drive, I used the M2_3 slot on my motherboard and disconnected all SATA devices. On first boot, it wasn't detected by bios. This being my first m.2 drive, I figured it may need to reseat it. After reseating it, it was detected by bios listing the model number of it in the boot menu. I continued on to install windows 10 pro via USB. The drive was listed and I was able to format it. The installation got stuck at 24% of 'Getting files ready for installation' for about 30 minutes. I decided to shutdown and attempt again. Unfortunately, the drive wasn't detected by bios or windows installation. I installed the drive into each of the other m.2 slots on the mobo, same result. After reseating about 30 times or so I was able to see life of the drive in bios and windows but it only showed up as 1000mb and I was not able to format or anything. Also in my testing, I noticed an LED on the drive that would either be green or orange. If the light was green on boot, bios was accessible immediatly like normal, but if it was orange, bios would take about a minute to come up after pressing delete. What does the orange and green LED signify? I have checked all my connections, cleared cmos, loaded defaults, changed any setting in bios that would relate to SATA/drives but no luck. Installed my previous SSD to see if I could see the m.2 in disk management or device manager but nothing shows up for it. I have another system with an Asrock AB350M Pro4 which has 1 SATA m.2 slot. Same story with that pc. I posted a thread last night but it looks like it didn't take.
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