HP Omen 15-5113dx what SSD will work?

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    Hello. I just got this Omen 5113dx and tried installing Windows on a Samsung PM981 SSD. It's a 256GB M.2 NGFF PCIe NVME SSD. Nothing I can do will get the computer to find it. So my question is, which type of SSD's will work? Thanks!
     
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    According to the owner's manual, your system should be able to use a SATA M.2 or NVMe M.2 SSD.

    Maybe the drive is not properly initialized. When you get to the first screen in Windows Setup, press Shift+F10. This will open a command prompt.

    • Type DISKPART to start the disk partitioning utility
    • Type LIST DISK and it will list the drives installed
      If you see the NVMe SSD in the list it will have a number associated with it.
      (If you do not see the NVMe SSD in the list, either the drive is not properly seated in the M.2 slot or the drive has a problem.)
    • Type SELECT DISK # (replace # with the disk number associated with the NVMe SSD)
      You will see a message indicating that disk was selected
    • Type CLEAN
      You will see a message that the operation completed
    • Type CONVERT GPT (or MBR if you prefer that and have the Windows installation media configured for Legacy mode)
      You will see a message that the operation completed
    • Type EXIT
    • Close the command prompt window and proceed with Windows Setup.
     
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    That's a great idea! One that I should have thought of but didn't. Just curious......where in the manual did you see that NVMe drives should work? I am going to try DISKPART and will report back within an hour. Thanks!
     
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    Well it found the drive and converted it to GPT via DISKPART. Windows installed perfectly in about 2 minutes. However, when it boots up it can't find the drive. Even in HP Diagnostics it says no drive found. This is the same exact thing my Gigabyte board did when this SSD was installed in the M.2 port. I had to buy a PCIe card adapter and install it in my PCIe x 8 slot for it to work and it then worked great. So I guess unless HP comes out with a BIOS update for NVMe support I'm screwed! Thanks alot for your help! I had some hope for a while there...lol.
     
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    Several places in the manual list out different SATA and NVME configuration options from the factory.

    it may be the NVMe SSD that is the problem. I have had a few weird issues with the Samsung OEM NVMe drives. The firmware they use on them sometimes does not play nice with some systems. The fact that it acted weird in your desktop as well suggests it might be the drive.
     
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    I installed the below SSD and everything went smooth. Installed Windows 10 in less than 3 minutes, then it restarted and began finishing the installation without any input from me or BIOS changes.
    MZ-NLN256F - Samsung PM871b Series 256GB TLC SATA 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive.
     
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    Great news. So glad that issue is resolved for you now.
     
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