GT73VR - m.2 upgrade, 1 of 2 nvme drives dissapeared

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  1. ThisIsBrutus

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    Hey everyone,
    I have the GT73VR with 2x256gb nvme SSD's and a 1TB HDD and want to upgrade and change my storage setup a bit with a new drive in the empty m.2 slot and use that for the OS.

    I bought a 256gb m.2 (non-nvme) so i could move the OS over to that, keep the 2x 256gb for games and the 1tb hdd for everything else.

    I made a backup and a fresh install of windows on the new m.2.

    I initially had some issues as i ended up installing the new windows in Legacy mode, essentially dual booting windows in UEFI and Legacy mode (and making whichever drive i didn't boot from dissapear)

    However i got that sorted changing to AHCI from IRST(?), and i can now (only) boot to the m.2 drive with windows, i can see and use 1 of the NVME drives but the other one is gone. I cant find it in the disk manager, but it does show up in device manager along with the other one.

    How do i find it and format/partition it? I suspect it has something to do with the bios settings i fiddled with, but im not really sure.

    TLDR: Installed a new m.2 drive, installed windows on it, now 1 of my old nvme's drives is missing.
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