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    How to boot to PCIe M2 SSD on Pre-LGA2011-3 Systems?

    Hi I have a supermicro X9DRG-QF with a UEFI m2 PCIe adapter that has no built in controller and relies on the BIOS to support booting to the device. The X9DRG-QF does support UEFI but the M2 SSD does not show up in the BIOS... No options about using SSD M2 over the PCIe bus.

    We were able to boot to Windows 7 setup and it can see the Samsung 951 SSD and all 240 Gigabytes but windows cannot install because the BIOS doesn't detect it to set it as a boot device.

    Any advice on what PCIe M2 adapter we should use with it's own BUILT-IN Option rom so it will be detected by any BIOS and all installing Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 over USB?

    Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 all give ACPI BIOS Error upon booting to the usb drive.

    Windows 7 loads very slowly and finally gets into setup where you see the 240GB partition of the drive but you can't install windows on it because it gives error "Cannot install windows on this partition".

    Even tried diskpart - clean - create partition primary - format fs=ntfs quick - assign - active ...... And it still wouldn't install.

    Any help to get this thing loaded up with windows 10 and booting to the OS would be great!

    THANKS

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    Re: How to boot to PCIe M2 SSD on Pre-LGA2011-3 Systems?

    Off the top of my head, I don't think that would be possible.

    I believe you need some sort of an UEFI bios to even begin to make it possible.

    Edit...

    Gave it some more thought; have you tried doing the "raid" enable trick / F6 install method yet ?
    Last edited by mmettin; 02-28-2016 at 07:18 PM.


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    Re: How to boot to PCIe M2 SSD on Pre-LGA2011-3 Systems?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmettin View Post
    Off the top of my head, I don't think that would be possible.

    I believe you need some sort of an UEFI bios to even begin to make it possible.

    Edit...

    Gave it some more thought; have you tried doing the "raid" enable trick / F6 install method yet ?
    Yeah basically went to boot menu and I don't see any mention of the SSD... SATA Mode is disabled but it doesn't show up as a SATA Device since not SATA, it's a M2 SSD.

    The board is fully UEFI capable, yet it will not allow boot to Windows 8, 8.1, or 10... Even with the PCIe M2 card removed it still BSOD's before the setup begins on 8, 8.1, and 10. Says EFI Bios error... Solution to EFI BIOS Error? They say the bios is causing the error... Not sure of what bios setting to change.

    Windows 7 will start and detect the drive yet setup says as you may of seen before "The disk will not allow booting to"... So it won't allow Windows 7 to be installed... So basically 8, 8.1, and 10 will not work period just EFI BIOS Error.

    So I'm thinking a SATA SSD would work on 7 but we want to install Windows on the PCIe M2 SSD...

    UEFI is enabled by the way and it's not in Legacy Mode.

    If you can help I'd be eternally greatful.

    Thanks

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    Re: How to boot to PCIe M2 SSD on Pre-LGA2011-3 Systems?

    Looking at the support site, doesn't look like consumer versions of win 10 or win 8 is possible with the C602 chipset

    http://www.supermicro.com/support/re...2_listing1.cfm

    Have to ask...Have you installed the intel nvme drivers via the "have disk" method ?


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    Re: How to boot to PCIe M2 SSD on Pre-LGA2011-3 Systems?

    Hello,

    chris89 do you have solution for this issue?
    We have the same problem, the board X10DAI with Samsung SM961 M.2 NVMe connected to the board by PCI-E adapter

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