So... I've never used a m.2 drive and I'm getting one delivered tomorrow. Only a 250gb to use as a system drive. I've been looking up the correct way to do this but I'm getting confusing messages so I thought I'd ask. Pretty much everywhere I go, I see that the m.2 drive should be the only drive plugged in when doing this. So I'm going to have to unplug all the other drives, leave only the m.2 drive plugged in, then use the USB stick to install Windows. Then, once Windows is installed, plug in the other drives. Still seeing a lot of people having various issues, from the m.2 not being recognised, to it not even showing up in bios (which I think could be a bad connection or dead drive). So... My question is, is there a "protocol" to follow when installing a m.2 drive and installing Windows 10 on it and run it in NVMe mode? I already looked up the correct m.2 slot on my motherboard (Maximus IX Hero), it's the bottom one near the SATA ports. So... I'm thinking, open up the case, unplug all the drives, boot from USB drive, install Windows on the m.2 and then plug in the other drives. I'm f*cking mumbling to myself haha.