12-23-2019 03:01 PM
I installed a Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 500g SSD via a Vantec M.2 NVMe PCIe x4 adapter. The Vantec adapter is plugged into the PCIExpress slot (the white one) on the motherboard. I successfully cloned the system (actually I cloned the entire internal sata HD) onto the SSD. Since I would like to boot from the SSD, I went into the bios to change the boot order. Although I can access (read+write) to the SSD drive from Windows, the bios does NOT detect it hence I can't boot from it. What setting changes, if any, should I make in the bios, that would allow me to boot from the SSD?
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12-24-2019 05:53 PM
G1 doesn't support nvme boot drive without the optional ROM. Only those old Samsung 950 with legacy ROM worked. Alternatively you can use a 2.5 ssd/hdd with a boot loader such as grub. Then route the boot to the nvme drive. A few milliseconds slower but a perfect workaround.
Windows and Linux can see the drive without problems once it's loaded.
12-26-2019 07:03 PM
Thanks!!! Since I just bought the G1 (it was a refurb), i will return it and get something else that support the newer NVMe drives. Since I do a few light weight multi-media projects, I thought this would be an inexpensive way to upgrade my current old HP desktop. I will look for another desktop... Thanks again for your reply!