Sabrent Rocket SSD not recognized
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- Model: ZenBook Flip 15 / Q538
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I just bought a an Asus Q538 laptop, and a Sabrent Rocket 2TB SSD drive (NVMe, PCIe 3.0x4 version) to replace the 1TB Intel drive it has.
So far I haven't been able to make this work, no matter what I try (I've replaced and cloned SSD drives before, both on desktop machines and on laptops). The BIOS sees the drive after it's been formatted to either exFAT or NTFS (as a GPT drive).
After that, nothing works. I first tried cloning the original SSD onto it. It was seen by the BIOS, which also found the windows bootloader on it, but it wouldn't run.
Win10 rescue USB simply doesn't see the drive, so there's nothing to fix or clean up with diskpart. Same with a Win10 installation USB - can't find the drive.
I tried two other USB recovery options (Paragon and Macrium), both of which load a Windows environment, and neither of them see the drive (which, again, the BIOS recognizes). Drive works perfectly fine in an external enclosure - can be accessed, cleaned, cloned, formatted etc. Laptop boots perfectly fine from the original SSD. Any ideas what to try next?