Solved Cloned SSD will not boot computer


IMO the 500GB MSI Spatium M450 would be an even better choice than the 500GB Crucial P3, at the same price of fourty bucks:
Although a NVMe SSD is much faster than a SATA SSD, you only see the difference on the benchmark test.
On old computers you can't boot directly to the PCIe card with the NVMe SSD as there is no option on BIOS to do so.
The EFI partition must be on a SATA drive and then transfer the boot sequence to the PCIe card
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
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    PC/Desktop
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    custom build
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    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
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    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
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    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
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    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
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    Windows 7 Pro
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
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    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
That's what I'm going to do. Once I get the second SSD in the computer, I'll do another clone and do what you described.
Remember that one SATA (SSD) is 600 and the other (ODD) is 300. Once cloned, the Crucial should be on the SATA 600
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
You should be able to boot to the PCIe card, check the hard disks priority section if the PCIe controller or SSD is listed. Make sure it is the first in the list of bootable hard disks. Also a Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation might no boot, only an UEFI (GPT) installation. If you plan to do a clean installation make usre it is in UEFI mode. You might have to provide drivers so Setup can detect the SSD. Just extract the drivers on a USB flash drive, connect it during installation and browse to the folder.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
You should be able to boot to the PCIe card, check the hard disks priority section if the PCIe controller or SSD is listed. Make sure it is the first in the list of bootable hard disks. Also a Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation might no boot, only an UEFI (GPT) installation. If you plan to do a clean installation make usre it is in UEFI mode. You might have to provide drivers so Setup can detect the SSD. Just extract the drivers on a USB flash drive, connect it during installation and browse to the folder.
OP has a HP 260-p026 (6ºth gen, 8 years old) and just want to clone a 256G SSD into a 512G SSD and replace the ODD with a HDD caddy.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
Remember that one SATA (SSD) is 600 and the other (ODD) is 300. Once cloned, the Crucial should be on the SATA 600

OP has a HP 260-p026 (6ºth gen, 8 years old) and just want to clone a 256G SSD into a 512G SSD and replace the ODD with a HDD caddy.
Thanks. I'll be sure to make that change.

Yep, my computer has been around since 2016. But it serves my purpose, so I'll just keep on using it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 260-p026
    CPU
    Intel core i3-6100T
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SA400S37240G (Internal)
Thanks. I'll be sure to make that change.

Yep, my computer has been around since 2016. But it serves my purpose, so I'll just keep on using it.
My desktop is also a 6ºth gen and my laptop is 4ºth gen. No intention to change. They suite my needs
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
Well, I got the caddy and installed the Crucial SSD in the SATA 600 slot, and installed the existing SSD in the SATA 300 slot. Powered up the computer...

Nothing. I get a black screen with some BIOS info on it and instructions to press ESC to bring up the menu. I've pressed ESC, F9, F10, and F everything else - there is no response at all. If I disconnect the Crucial drive, I can boot up normally. But if it is in any way connected, the computer will not boot.

I'm ready to give up and just live with the 256GB SSD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 260-p026
    CPU
    Intel core i3-6100T
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SA400S37240G (Internal)
You must press F9 a couple of times at first screen when you switch on the computer. If you are too slow it doesn't work.
 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4
that is odd.

try booting a decent media from usb stick and have a look at the new crucial disk

take screenshots of disk management window and diskgenius main window and save them to the usb stick so you can post them up here.

faststone capture is on the taskbar for taking pics

23h2-fsc.jpg

you can borrow my boot media

➡️ 23v7.iso

extract the 23v7.iso to usb stick using usb7ice

usb7ice.JPG
 

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My Computers

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  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
One thing at a time.
Remove the Kingston and Install the Crucial on same place were the Kingston was. Install the Kingston on the caddy.
Then boot and press F9 to launch the boot menu. Select to boot from the Kingston.
Clone the Kingston into the Crucial.
Shutdown, remove the Kingston and, on BIOS select the Crucial as main drive. Save BIOS settings.
Boot from the kingston.
Report
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 11 Pro - Lubuntu
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom build
    CPU
    i5 6600K - 800MHz to 4400MHz
    Motherboard
    GA-Z170-HD3P
    Memory
    4+4G GSkill DDR4 3000
    Graphics Card(s)
    IG - Intel 530
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 226BW
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    (1) -1 SM951 – 128GB M.2 AHCI PCIe SSD drive for Win 11
    (2) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for Data
    (3) -1 WD SATA 3 - 1T for backup
    (4) -1 BX500 SSD - 128G for Windows 7 and Lubuntu
    PSU
    Thermaltake 450W TR2 gold
    Keyboard
    Old and good Chicony mechanical keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech mX performance - 9 buttons (had to disable some)
    Internet Speed
    500 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Q550LF
    CPU
    i7-4500U 800- 3000MHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Q550LF
    Memory
    (4+4)G DDR3 1600
    Graphics card(s)
    IG intel 4400 + NVIDIA GeForce GT 745M
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LG Display LP156WF4-SPH1
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    BX500 120G SSD for Windows and programs
    & 1T HDD for data
    Internet Speed
    350 Mb/s
    Browser
    Firefox 64
you could also check the efi entries

dg-efi-entries1.jpg


dg-efi-entries2.jpg

dg-efi-entries3.jpg
 

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  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
I have two SFF desktop PC's, , one Acer and one HP and they too have just one drive bay, for a full sized HD.
BUT, they both have a CD/DVD rom drive. So actually there are two SATA ports on the motherboard, and the port normally used for the DVD can be used for another HD/SSD.

Those two SATA ports can be used for two SSD's when doing a clone is desired.
From 40+ years of experience, I can think of NO good reason why a CLONE would not boot up a system. By its name, a CLONE is an exact duplicate of the Original drive. Using GHOST, which I've used since 1997, I've done hundreds of CLONES, and never once has a clone failed to work. The drive I'm using now, is a Clone, made by Ghost.


And YES, I've been a member of the Ghost forum for years, as Old Casper.
The Broadcom version of Ghost is actually "Ghost 11.5, DOS, incorporated into a Windows 10 Shell"
It boots up the PC, so, It totally bypasses the default Windows, on the PC. Yes, the little Ghost window is a bit small, even on my 24" monitor, but that's not the problem that gets me. Unless I go in to Options and Disable Spanning, the Ghost Image will be split up into multiple files, even a dozen or so. I want my Ghost backup Image File to be just one big file, not a whole bunch of little ones.

So I find it just as easy with less hassle to use my old Ghost 11.5 booted from a DOS boot disk.
I have Ghost on a CD, Flash Drive(s), and even an SD Memory card.

When you have something that works, 100% of the time, it's foolish to even try something else.

So my only answer to, "my clone doesn't boot my PC" (paraphrased) is....You or your cloning program is doing something wrong.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-11/Pro/64, Optimum 11 V5, 23H2 22631.3374
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made w/Gigabyte mobo/DX-10
    CPU
    AMD FX 6350 Six Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, DX-10, GA-78LMT-USB3
    Memory
    Crucial, 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDEA GeForce 210, 1GB DDR3 Ram.
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Acer
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Crucial SSD 500GB, SanDisk 126GB SSD, Toshiba 1TB HD
    PSU
    EVGA 500 W.
    Case
    Pac Man, Mid Tower
    Cooling
    AMD/OEM
    Keyboard
    101 key, Backlit/ Mechanical Switches/
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Wireless M310
    Internet Speed
    Hughes Net speed varies with the weather
    Browser
    Firefox 64x
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Super Anti Spyware
    Other Info
    Given to me as DEAD, and irreparable.
    Rebuilt with Gigabyte mobo, AMD cpu, 16GB ram and 500GB Crucial SSD.
You must press F9 a couple of times at first screen when you switch on the computer. If you are too slow it doesn't work.
I was tapping F9 like a woodpecker on Red Bull from the millisecond that I pressed the "ON" switch. No soap.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 260-p026
    CPU
    Intel core i3-6100T
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SA400S37240G (Internal)
One thing at a time.
Remove the Kingston and Install the Crucial on same place were the Kingston was. Install the Kingston on the caddy.
Then boot and press F9 to launch the boot menu. Select to boot from the Kingston.
Clone the Kingston into the Crucial.
Shutdown, remove the Kingston and, on BIOS select the Crucial as main drive. Save BIOS settings.
Boot from the kingston.
Report
I did that - booted, pressing F9 repeatedly. The boot menu didn't come up - I just got a black screen with some info in the upper left and an instruction to press ESC to launch the boot menu. Pressing ESC didn't do anything.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 260-p026
    CPU
    Intel core i3-6100T
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SA400S37240G (Internal)
This is all I get.

screen 1.jpgscreen 2.jpg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 260-p026
    CPU
    Intel core i3-6100T
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SA400S37240G (Internal)
When I restart and press F10, I get this screen.

boot.jpg

Here is my Disk Management screen.

comp mgmt.jpg
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 260-p026
    CPU
    Intel core i3-6100T
    Memory
    16GB
    Hard Drives
    Kingston SA400S37240G (Internal)
Try selecting Windows Boot Manager

It is only showing one, so presumably it is the original kingston disk.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-8400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    2x8gb 3200mhz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    benq gw2480
    PSU
    bequiet pure power 11 400CM
    Cooling
    cryorig m9i
  • Operating System
    win7
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    pentium g5400
    Motherboard
    gigabyte b365m ds3h
    Memory
    1x8gb 2400
    PSU
    xfx pro 450
Although a NVMe SSD is much faster than a SATA SSD, you only see the difference on the benchmark test.
Like, I said, I don't know how much was paid for the 500GB MX500 from Crucial, but on Amazon in the US it currently sells for $53.85 whereas the total price of the 500GB Spatium from MSI and the PCIe adapter card from Glotrends is $48.98, and the latter solution doesn't require to buy an ODD caddy.
On old computers you can't boot directly to the PCIe card with the NVMe SSD as there is no option on BIOS to do so.
The EFI partition must be on a SATA drive and then transfer the boot sequence to the PCIe card
It should be fairly easy to transfer the boot sequence from the old Kingston SSD. In this example blog article, they use a USB flash drive for it instead: How to install and boot a Dell PowerEdge from a PCIe NVMe drive
On a side note, in this article they use the older (PCIe 3.0) version of the Glotrends adapter card, but the newer (PCIe 4.0) one currently is $1 cheaper on Amazon.
 
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  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
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The OP has already purchased and used the crucial ssd. Are you suggesting he buys an nvme and adapter in addition ?

I have one of those glotrends, it is fine.
 

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The OP has already purchased and used the crucial ssd. Are you suggesting he buys an nvme and adapter in addition ?
No, I am only posting about this particular alternative solution because it is both cheaper and more future proof when compared to going the MX500 route (again, if the PCIe slot on the motherboard isn't going to be used for anything...), and, I have noticed someone here on the forum has been recommending the Crucial MX500 in multiple other discussion threads in spite of the fact that it is typically no longer the best choice for an upgrade that is similar to the OP's, especially nowadays.
I have one of those glotrends, it is fine.
That was my whole point.
 

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    16GB DDR5
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    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
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    2TB SSD internal
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    Li-ion
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    Logitech K800
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