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08-12-2022 02:29 PM
I am currently trying to turn my desktop pc into a good gaming pc. i wanted more storage, so i bought another hdd and a PCIe x1 adapter for an NVMe drive i had lying around and i cant manage to find out how to set it as a boot drive. In windows, it shows up and works just fine. i can run windows setup and install windows on it. it just wont boot because the BIOS has 0 support for an NVMe drive because it wasnt designed to handle one. is there any boot manager or BIOS i can use to have that as a boot drive?
My current bios version: v8.21
Current CPU I7-3770 3.40 GHZ
08-12-2022 02:39 PM
I am currently trying to turn my desktop pc into a good gaming pc. i wanted more storage, so i bought another hdd and a PCIe x1 adapter for an NVMe drive
What is your NVMe SSD drive ? I believe it should be PCIe x3 or PCIe x4. It doesn't make sense you use PCIe x1 adapter for PCIe x3 or PCIe x4 device. Are you sure this is going to work ?
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08-12-2022 05:07 PM - edited 08-12-2022 05:15 PM
Since your PC's BIOS does not support booting from a NVMe SSD, your only possible solution to boot from the NVMe drive would be to try a software bootloader such as DUET/REFIND or clover.
You do realize that booting a PCIe 3 x 4 NVMe SSD from a PCIe x1 slot is only going to run at approximately 1/4 of its maximum read/write specs, correct?
That is going to be just a smidgen better performance than a SATA SSD will provide.
08-13-2022 01:27 AM
I had the same problem with my hp omen and a solution that might work for you is to download the Intel rapid storage drivers for your model and instead of installing it to the default C:\ folder install it to either the root of a usb installation disk or in the sources folder. when you get to the setup part where you choose where to install windows there will be an option to add driver. Go to the folder where the drivers were installed and you can use the inf files to add drivers and disk will appear...... hopefully 😁
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