Now that you've installed a new M.2 SSD (solid state drive) into your PC, the next steps are to make this blazing-fast storage device bootable and also setup Windows 10.
Installing Windows 10 on an M.2 SSD isn't difficult, but there are a few things to you'll need to confirm or configure in order for your PC to recognize the desired drive.
This guide will show you how to setup the M.2 SSD as a boot drive, as well as start the installation process for Windows 10.
Special thanks to ADATA, iBuyPower, and Microsoft for providing the demonstration materials in this how-to guide!
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How to Make an M.2 SSD a Boot Drive
Author's note: BIOS will look different depending on your motherboard's manufacturer.
Dell's flagship laptop, the popular XPS 15, is back for the new model year with refreshed hardware that includes an 8th Gen Intel i7 processor, faster RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti dedicated graphics card.
Misinterpreted by many as just a lifestyle device — mostly due to its extraordinarily thin form-factor — the XPS 15 actually offers industry-leading productivity features along with raw power that rivals a traditional desktop PC.
Keep reading to find out how the new XPS 15 fared in real-world situations as my one-and-only computer for work and play.
Special thanks to Dell for loaning me an XPS 15 for this review!
Dell XPS 15 Touch
Reviewed by Andrew Chen
Dedicated graphics processor
Luxurious design and materials
Quick fingerprint login
Lack of ethernet port
No face ID sign-in
Buy Now from Dell
Dell XPS 15 Touch (Model 9570) Full Specifications
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H, up to 4.1 GHz, 6 cores
16GB DDR4-2666MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti w/ 4GB VRAM
15.6-inch UltraSharp 4K InfinityEdge touch display (3840 x 2160 resolution)
512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
97WHr integrated battery
Ports: Thunderbolt 3, 2x USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0, SD card reader, headset jack
Stunning Form, Robust Construction
The XPS 15 materials list reads like one you'd find for a luxury sports car: CNC machined aluminum, carbon fiber composite, Corning Gorilla Glass.