Solved Issues replacing Optane ssd with nvme


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So - took the back of my nearly new HP Pavilion 14 and in addition to the m2, there is also a hard drive space (as shown in the manual). However there are no connections for it - and although I have a sata cable out of an older HP - can’t see anywhere it would “plug in” (although haven’t maybe looked hard enough. Can anyone else?

Good news is it has removable ram :). I might upgrade that.

Although - do I really want to take the back off twice ……..BBA49F17-DB9F-4F97-A322-97F29556B953.jpeg
 
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So now the question is:

Do I

1). Keep the existing 500gb m.2 with Optane and add my 1tb sata ssd (Samsung evo 860). And save myself some money by returning the unopened 1tb m.2 drive I ordered.

Or

2). Just replaced the Optane 500gb m.2 with the 1tb evo 970 plus m.2?

And keep the sata 1tb ssd as a back up drive.
 

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I’m inclined to do number 2. For simplicity - I don’t need more than 1tb storage. I only half fill a 1tb.

I am just wondering though - when I restore the image to the new m2, the image will contain the optane software and IRST drivers. Will that be a problem? Or can I just remove them.
 

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So - took the back of my nearly new HP Pavilion 14 and in addition to the m2, there is also a hard drive space (as shown in the manual). However there are no connections for it - and although I have a sata cable out of an older HP - can’t see anywhere it would “plug in” (although haven’t maybe looked hard enough. Can anyone else?
You would need to buy a mounting kit, presumably from HP
 

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Doesn't the drive just slide in? Connector built into motherboard? What is the model # of your laptop?
 

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So that didn’t go so well! All went smoothly until I tried to boot.

M.2 SSD replaced, laptop put back together. Image restored to new drive (note Optane had been disabled before the image was made). All went smoothly.

But it won’t boot. Got an error message.

Stop code: Inaccessible boot device.

It then went onto “Preparing automatic repair” which led to options. I selected - continue with Windows and it went back to the error message. A loop. Now it just sticks at “Preparing automatic repair”.

So went into bios and not much to see. Under UEFI it mentions Intel Rapid Storage but no option to change that, that I can see.

So it seems it needs an Optane drive with IRST
 

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See above - I decided on option 2 - image restored to new drive but errors. Bios isn’t accepting the Samsung m.2.

I am now wishing I had done option 1! Which is still a possibility if I take the back off again. But means I now can’t return the Samsung M2.
 

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Great, I hope you find the 970 as good as I do(y)
 

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Nope not great. It won’t boot. Bios won’t recognise the drive.

Next thing I tried was booting from Windows 10 media on Usb. That gets the same error message.

The bios is expecting an Optane drive with IRST but can’t see anything in bios to change.
 

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My guess is that it is also using Intel VMD - do you have an option to disable Intel VMD in BIOS?
 

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This is what is in bios
 

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Nope not great. It won’t boot. Bios won’t recognise the drive.
Did you install the IRST drivers first? It won't see the drive without them
 

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This fix on Intel site but doesn’t work with my bios (no “advanced” option and f7 does nothing).


1. Open your UEFI BIOS Utility.


2. Switch to "Advanced Mode" by pressing the F7 key.


3. Go to the "Advanced" tab.


4. Scroll down to "Intel® Rapid Storage Technology" and enter.


5. Select your Intel® Optane™ Memory. May display as something along the lines of "PCIe 1.0, Intel MEMPEK1W0......", enter.


6. Under "Disk Actions:" there should be an option to "Reset to non-Optane." This option will reset your module and allow you to detect and enable it again.




Once you have followed these steps, you will be able to restart your computer and enable system acceleration once again.




Please keep in mind that these settings will vary depending on your motherboard brand and model, you may need to contact your hardware vendor or review your manual if the settings we provide are not a match for your system. The previous steps are for ASUS* UEFI BIOS.”

 

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Did you install the IRST drivers first? It won't see the drive without them
No. I just followed the instructions to disable Optane in the OS before replacing the drive.

So do you mean that, at the time of installing the system image I needed to install IRST drivers?
 

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No. I just followed the instructions to disable Optane in the OS before replacing the drive.

So do you mean that, at the time of installing the system image I needed to install IRST drivers?
Set up will not see the drive unless you install the IRST drivers before, you can download them here Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver Installation Software with Intel® Optane™ Memory (11th and 12th Gen Platforms)

This one.......
Screenshot 2022-02-06 135554.png
Edited for correct driver

You need to unzip the download and place the unzipped folder onto the flash drive with the image on, when set doesn't see the drive there's an option to look for drivers. Click browse and then select the installation flash drive you are using and then the driver folder, there will be 2 options if I remember correctly, I think it's the first one.
 

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The BIOS does not see the drive installed. No matter what you do with drivers, it isn't going to change that. Are you sure the drive is not defective?
 

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Set up will not see the drive unless you install the IRST drivers before, you can download them here Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver Installation Software with Intel® Optane™ Memory (11th and 12th Gen Platforms)

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You need to unzip the download and place the unzipped folder onto the flash drive with the image on, when set doesn't see the drive there's an option to look for drivers. Click browse and then select the installation flash drive you are using and then the driver folder, there will be 2 options if I remember correctly, I think it's the first one.
Thanks for that. I’m a bit confused though as although I can see that would give the bios what it’s looking for, once image restored the drivers would not be used for anything as no Optane on new SSD. Means they’d have to stay there permanently ?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion 14-ce3514sa
    CPU
    Core i5
    Memory
    8gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 evo plus 1TB
    Cooling
    Could be better
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Originally installed with a 500gb H10 Optane ssd
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus Eee PC 1015PX 10" netbook
    CPU
    Intel Atom N570
    Memory
    2gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung Evo 860 250gb ssd
    Internet Speed
    Dismal
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender

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