Use efficient solutions to fix NVME SSD not detected problem without data loss:

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix NVME SSD Not Detected in BIOS Fix NVME SSD not detected in BIOS in 3 ways: Enable PCIE support and reinstall the NVME SSDs...Full steps
Fix NVME SSD Not Detected in Disk Management Change NVME SSD drive letter; update NVME SSD drive letter; connect the NVME SSD to another PC; run Hardware and Device Troubleshooter...Full steps
Recover Data from NVME SSD in Windows 10 If you fail to make NVME SSD detectable, you can at least try to retrieve data from the NVME SSD with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It can scan your NVME drive fully and restore lost files...Full steps

"Hello, I bought a Kingston a2000 NVME SSD, but my motherboard does not recognize SSD. I try all settings but no different. My BIOS version is the last version F15B."

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NVMe, Non-Volatile Memory Express, is a high-performance transport protocol for SSDs. It delivers the highest throughput and fastest response times for all enterprise workloads. It communicates between the storage interface and the System CPU using high-speed PCIe sockets. It supports tens of thousands of parallel command queues faster than traditional hard disks. NVMe is becoming the new standard for servers in the data center and client devices like laptops, desktop PCs, and more.

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Why Does NVME SSD Not Detecting

Many reasons could lead to NVME SSD not detecting, and the reasons are listed as below:

  • NVME SSD is not enabled
  • NVME SSD is not properly connected to the computer
  • The NVME SSD driver needs to update
  • Your drive letter is missing

How to fix NVME SSD not detecting errors? Since you have learned the reasons, you can fix NVME SSD not detected error with the solutions below.

NVME SSD Not Detected in BIOS

If your NVME SSD is not detected by the BIOS, you can try the solutions below to make your NVME SSD detectable.

Solution 1 - Enable PCIE Support

Step 1. Restart PC and press F2/Delete to access BIOS.

Step 2. Go to "Advanced > M.2_2 PCIE Storage RAID Support"

Make sure it's enabled, and save the changes.

enable pcie support

Solution 2 - Reinstall the NVME SSDs

Step 1. Disconnect Your PC's power supply and open the computer.

Step 2. You can see a horizontal slot labeled SATA or PCIE

Step 3. Remove the mounting screw opposite the slot, and reinstall the NVME SSD. (Restart your PC and follow the onscreen instruction.)

reinstall nvme ssd

Solution 3. Turn to SSD Recovery/Repair Services

It may be physically damaged when the BIOS does not detect your NVME SSD. You should turn to manual SSD repair services to get help. EaseUS provides data recovery services and hard drive repair tips. It can repair hard drives and SSDs without losing data. If your NVME SSD is not detected, contact the experts to get help.

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  • Fix disks that become GPT-protected partitions

NVME SSD Not Detected in Disk Management

If your BIOS can detect your drive but Windows does not, you can follow these solutions below to troubleshoot NVME SSD not detecting error.

Method 1. Change NVME SSD Drive Letter

Step 1. Right-click "This PC" and select "Manage".

Step 2. Open Disk Management.

Step 3. Right-click your SSD and choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths..."

change nvme ssd drive letter

Method 2.Update NVME SSD Drive Letter

Step 1. Press Windows + X and click "Device Manager".

Step 2. Expand Disk Drives.

Step 3. Right-click the NVME SSD and choose "Update Driver Software".

Step 4. In the update driver software window, choose "Search automatically for updated driver software".

update nvme ssd driver

Method 3. Connect the NVME SSD to Another PC

When your NVME SSD neither shows up in File Explorer nor Disk Management, you can try to change the cable or PC to see if the drive can be recognized or not.

Method 4. Run Hardware and Device Troubleshooter

If the NVME SSD is still not detected, try to fix the problem with the hardware and devices troubleshooter.

Step 1. Type Hardware and Devices in the search box and click it to start.

Step 2. Click "Next" and wait for the scanning.

Step 3. It will find what problem you need to fix if your computer has.

run hardware devices troubleshooter

How to Recover Data from NVME SSD in Windows 10

If you fail to make NVME SSD detectable, you can at least try to retrieve data from the NVME SSD. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a robust hard disk data recovery tool that can get your data back from NVME SSD.

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Step 1. Scan the SSD

Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select the SSD where you lost data, and click the "Scan" button.

select and scan the SSD

Step 2. View the results

When the scanning finishes, find lost SSD data by using the "Filter" and "Search" options after checking the "Deleted Files" and "Other Lost Files" folders.

Preview lost SSD data

Step 3. Recover SSD files

Select desired data and click the "Recover" button to get back lost SSD files.

recover data from SSD


In this post, we explained why NVME SSD not showing up or detecting on Windows PC and provided practical fixes for you. If you lose data during the process, you can turn to EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard which enables you to get back data in three steps.

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