12-06-2018 06:42 AM
I've recently purchased a Crucial MX500 m.2 NVMe to install on my Y530. BIOS has been updated to latest version, but no matter what I do, it will not be detected in BIOS. I've swapped it out with the same model from a known working system and it won't detect either. I haven't been able to find a solution online for this specific problem. Am I dealing with a defective product or is there some magical trick to get it working?
Any assistance would be appreciated.
12-06-2018 09:53 AM
When you boot the laptop, does the SSD get detected in the Disk Management?
You may need to initialize the SSD from there and format it before it can be used.
Any pictures of your Disk Management / connected hardware are appreciated.
Also check the Device Manager to see if it displays any new hardware connected.
12-06-2018 10:06 AM
Thanks for the reply.
It doesn't detect it anywhere. Not in BIOS, Device Manager, or Computer Management.
Just got off the chat with Lenovo - apparently, the max you can install is 256GB. Doesn't say that anywhere in the documentation for this laptop. I don't know if I believe that, but that's all I'm getting out of them.
12-06-2018 10:58 AM
Ohh, so you're trying to install a higher capacity drive.
Here it says that the max is 256GB on Pg 26
12-06-2018 09:52 PM - edited 12-06-2018 10:07 PM
AFAIK the MX500 series is SATA, not NVMe.
From the base spec it looks like the m.2 slot is NVMe only:
[edit to add] I can't speak to the Y530 specifically, but things like max drive size are usually the max that is currently offered (and tested) by Lenovo. I'd be surprised if larger capacity m.2 SSDs didn't work (not guaranteeing it...) as long as their interface is compatible. Since it's SATA, the MX500 does not have a compatible interface.
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