09-29-2019 02:43 PM
I have a P330 (30C5000HUS) and about 2 months ago, I installed a secondary SSD (Samsung V-NAND 970 PRO NVMe M.2) onto Lenovo's "ThinkStation M.2.SSD Adapter-high profile" card, which worked perfectly.
I just upgraded the 512GB SSD above to a 2TB SSD (Samsung V-NAND SSD, 970 EVO NVMe M.2) and when I open Disk Management it doesn't find the drive (even in its uninitialized state), even when I try to refresh. I didn't have this problem when I installed the 512GB SSD two months ago. I've reinstalled the 2TB drive, ensuring everything is seated correctly and yet Windows can't find the drive.
10-02-2019 07:03 AM
10-05-2019 02:44 PM
Yes, the system came with a 512GB on the motherboard. As noted in my initial post above, I purchased a Lenovo "ThinkStation M.2.SSD Adapter-high profile" card, where I installed a second 512GB SSD. But after about 2 months of both drives operating perfectly, I decided to upgrade the M.2 SSD to a 2TB SSD (model numbers provided in my original post). But the 2TB SSD is not recognized by my PC. I do not have any yellow bangs anywhere in Device Manager. Per your request, I have reinstalled the second 512GB SSD into the M.2 card and it IS recognized by the computer.
So either the 2TB SSD is malfunctioning/flawed or the Lenovo P330 (30C5000HUS) does not allow for a secondary drive to be that large.
10-07-2019 07:08 AM
10-07-2019 07:50 AM
Thanks! I also tried putting the 2TB drive on the motherboard in the first slot and moving the original 512G drive to the M.2 card. The computer booted up using the 512G drive but couldn't find the 2TB drive (even when using Disk Management).
10-07-2019 11:42 AM
I have a similarly configured system set up in the lab. Granted, I don't have the particuluar 2TB M.2 drive you're calling out above. But, I am checking this on a Samsung PM981a 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD.
One thing to check is go into BIOS F1 Setup -> "System Summary" menu on the front page and see if BIOS is detecting your particular M.2 drive. In my case, you can see both of my M.2 drives here. That is, the onboard 512GB (boot drive) + 2TB drive in the M.2 carrier card.
If you can see your 2TB M.2 drive show up here in BIOS, I'd recommend "Secure Erasing" the 2TB drive. To do so, go into BIOS -> "Security" menu tab along the top -> "Hard Disk Drive Password" menu down toward the bottom -> Enable an M.2 drive password for the M.2 drive (see below screenshot) -> Save and Exit BIOS -> Go back into BIOS setup -> "Security" menu tab -> "Hard Disk Drive Password" menu -> "Security Erase HDD Data" option -> and select the drive to "Secure Erase".
If you can't see your 2TB M.2 drive in BIOS "System Summar" tab, then BIOS isn't detecting your M.2 drive. If that's the case, you can try cleaning the gold fingers of the M.2 drive and reseating the drive into either the carrier card or onboard M.2 slot. If that still doesn't work, then you likely have a bad M.2 drive.
10-13-2019 02:30 PM
Thanks. I discovered in the documentation for the P330, it states the M2 slot has a 1TB maximum capacity (please see attached)