How to Install and Format Your M.2 NVMe SSD | Inside Gaming With Seagate

Hi everyone, I’m Maka, and welcome to Inside Gaming with Seagate, Let’s take a quick look at how to get up and running FireCuda 510 M.2 NVMe solid state drive. We will also take a quick look at some Seagate software tools, They can help you migrate from your old hard drive, And to maintain the new SSD. Let us find out. This video is not replaceable SSD and Seagate software tools Attached installation guide and manual.

The description section of this video contains related links. You should read everything in it carefully. Before a quick overview of the installation process, Keep watching and get a screwdriver ready. When contacting SSD, Make sure to ground yourself first, Before you are ready to install Do not take the hard drive out of the box. It’s best to wear one like this Anti-static bracelet.

Because static electricity can really damage your hard drive. Next we assume that you have confirmed Your motherboard can accept M.2 PCIe NVMe hard drives, You can’t just observe the interface slot Confirm this.

Please make sure your SSD Compatible with slots. Like Seagate’s FireCuda 510 This kind of hard disk adopts M-type interface, which is only compatible Accept the M.

2 connection of the M-type interface. Insert the pins at a 30 degree angle, Then press the end, Let it be flush with the screw base, Then fix it with screws. If you are installing a hard drive for a new installation, You need to access the BIOS settings in the machine, Make sure that the PCIe device is set during the boot sequence. After the setting is complete, use the Windows OS installation disk to restart, Ready to install, The computer should begin the operating system installation process. Follow the prompts and the system will ask you to specify the installation disk.

If you have more than one hard drive and you can’t tell them apart, Just find the hard drive that matches the capacity of the installed SSD. Select the hard disk and complete the installation. If it’s not for a brand new PC, You added the hard drive to Expand or replace storage, Then you need to format the hard disk in the Disk Management utility, This tool can be accessed by right-clicking on the Windows Start button.

Your new hard drive will show as unallocated space. Right click and select New Simple Volume Then follow the formatting prompts, Choose your hard drive label and settings.

If you plan to replace the old hard drive with a new SSD, You can use Seagate’s DiscWizard software Migrate all data, every hard drive comes with this software, It is also available for free on the Seagate website. Install DiscWizard and use the clone disk utility Back up all files, programs and operating systems, Then you can restore in just a few clicks And install it on your new SSD. Disk clone operation can effectively Copy the contents of one hard drive to another hard drive, No need to reinstall or reconfigure.

On the main DiscWizard screen, Click Tools, and then click Clone Disk. In most cases, the automatic mode is suitable.

Click the mode. Select the old hard disk as the source disk, Then click Next. Next select the new hard drive As the target disk and click Next. Confirm that all partitions can be erased, then click OK. If everything is ok, click Proceed, DiscWizard will start the process.

Please refer to DiscWizard documentation Get full detailed instructions. Finally, we recommend that you download and install Seagate’s SeaTool app, This program allows you to monitor the health of the new SSD, And allows you to perform regular maintenance on the hard drive To maximize its service life. You can find a link to SeaTools on the Seagate website. thanks for watching..

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