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10-06-2021 10:07 AM
My question is: Can my system, described below, boot to an SSD installed using a PCIe card? My goal is to have a clean Windows 10 operation system on an SSD.
Here are the details.
-system model: HP Compaq elite 8300 SFF
-system bios: HP K01 v02.86 (HP website shows no further upgrade)
-running: Windows 10 pro x64 on internal SATA hard drive (healthy status)
-NEWLY INSTALLED SSD: Western Digital 1TB WD Blue SN550 NVMe Internal SSD - Gen3 x4 PCIe 8Gb/s, M.2 2280, 3D NAND, Up to 2,400 MB/s - WDS100T2B0C
-INSTALLED ON: M.2 NVME to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter, M.2 NVME SSD to PCI-e 3.0 x 4 Host Controller Expansion Card, Supports 2280, 2260, 2242, 2230 Solid State Drives
-ADAPTER plugged into mother board.
*When I boot my system to the internal SATA drive, the WD SSD is viewable in Windows Explorer, device manager, etc and from the WD Dashboard.
*Using Microsoft utilities, I have installed a clean copy of Windows 10 on the WD SSD.
*Next, shut down. Unplug internal SATA. Boot into BIOS and set BOOT ORDER to UEFI, USB HARD DRIVE.
*Power up system: WILL NOT BOOT
I have tried booting with all BIOS options (listed below) and still WILL NOT BOOT.
Legacy boot sources
-NETWORK CONTROLLER (IBA GE SLOT 00C8 v1381)
Any suggestions? It appears that the BIOS have no further updates. Seems kinda stuck here. My goal is to have a clean Windows 10 operation system on an SSD before that clunking SATA drive dies! Sounds like a wagon with a wheel ready to come off! like a FN coffee grinder!
10-06-2021 10:44 AM
Take it easy and make it easy!
Get a WIN 10 bootstick with Media Creation Tool. (option for a different computer)
Shut down your PC.
Remove all disks
Add the new SSD to Sata Port 0 or 1 and insert Boot Stick
Power On enter to BIOS and change to UEFI
Boot (F9) select USB
When ready connect to internet and within some minutes your WIN will be activated.
If you need special drivers you can extract them from your old HDD
Shut down and insert everything you removed before.
10-07-2021 12:59 AM
That's a NVMe-Drive. Probably your mainboard doesn't support to boot from a PCIe-Slot.
My goal is to have a clean Windows 10 operation system on an SSD before that clunking SATA drive dies! Sounds like a wagon with a wheel ready to come off! like a FN coffee grinder!
You need a 2,5" SSD drive.
10-07-2021 07:50 AM
yea, I’m coming to the same conclusion. I have gone through all the bios settings, one at a time and I still get error messages.
bios manufacturers should provide updates but like lots of older stuff, it got dropped.
To bad because as I read online, PCIe/SSD are much faster than SATA/SSD. That said, SATA/SSD much faster than SATA. I believe all 2.5” internal are SATA/SSD, Guess thats ok. Shame cause otherwise its a good solid machine, i5 with 16GB RAM.
I think WD owes me an exchange on this! Or HP, cause of their **bleep**ty bios.
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