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2017/11/30 15:54:50 (permalink)
Just a quick question:
Before i pick up a z270 ftw k....anyone having any issues to setting up a bootable m.2? Have a samsung 960 evo.
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    Cordorb
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/11/30 19:22:22 (permalink)
    I used a Intel M.2 in the top slot and a Crucial M.2 in the bottom slot ( working now fine )
    Did have to reload a driver and reset a few Bios setting 
    May have been operator error , the older Bios or doing my original  setup with Windows 10 on a normal non-SSD disk
     
    Windows 10 still wants to eject my Bottom M.2 SSD in Safely remove hardware and eject media tool bar. 
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/11/30 20:31:33 (permalink)
    Seems like z270 and greater MBs should have all relevant material to just plug and start. I recently built a friends system with a MSI xpower z270....didnt have to do anything, samsung m.2 recognized and had it booting up windows in no time. Had to make one simple bios change and done.
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/12/01 04:17:40 (permalink)
    I bit. Just ordered the MB. EVGA is always so great about everything including customer service so I will deal with correcting any idiosyncratic things I come across. I am just using the 1 NVMe drive and once up and running I will add a backup/storage drive to the system.
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/12/05 20:33:41 (permalink)
    You just have to set a few things in the bios to turn it on, i have the classified and to set it to enable which turns off the u.2. The bottom one turn off two sata ports and one or two pcie x1 ports. The only other thing to do is in the boot section is make sure it set as the boot drive, the manual has all the steps to do it.

                                   
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/12/06 22:28:13 (permalink)
    When you install windows to the NVMe drive this creates the Windows Boot Manager. So after you do this you need to go into the BIOs and make absolutely sure the 1st boot device is the Windows Boot Manager. 

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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/12/07 06:31:48 (permalink)
    I've read the manual....thanks for the info though. After reading the manual i assumed thats what it was telling me. MB should be delivered today and i can do build tonight. It has been about 4 years since my last build so its time to update most definitely. Current system is more than starting to show its age. Thanks for the info guys....appreciate it
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2017/12/07 07:22:18 (permalink)
    Enjoy your New EVGA  Z270 FTW K

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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2018/05/16 08:02:08 (permalink)
     
    split and moved post about a different MB to its own thread
     
    please remember to follow the EVGA TOS and create your own thread - Posting Guidelines
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2018/05/16 16:39:29 (permalink)
    to address the original question :
     
    this year I did replace my bottom M.2 with a Samsung 960 pro worked fine .
    I just cloned the old Intel m.2 from top slot that had a bootable windows 10 to bottom slot
    then did a BIOS disable of top slot M.2
     
    I'll take it out some day as it is under the  Video card
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2018/05/19 13:50:18 (permalink)
    Cordorb
    to address the original question :
     
    this year I did replace my bottom M.2 with a Samsung 960 pro worked fine .
    I just cloned the old Intel m.2 from top slot that had a bootable windows 10 to bottom slot
    then did a BIOS disable of top slot M.2
     
    I'll take it out some day as it is under the  Video card


    if you have any speed issues with that samsung then a fresh install of windows will fix it, for some reason the samsung drivers seem to get messed up when you clone the drive

                                   
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2018/05/31 08:20:49 (permalink)
    The drive should work out of the box - having to insert the driver was on older platforms. On Z370 (and recent Windows 10 media), it should just "work" 
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2018/06/03 12:21:46 (permalink)
    zimou13
    The drive should work out of the box - having to insert the driver was on older platforms. On Z370 (and recent Windows 10 media), it should just "work" 


    samsung uses their own nvme driver that is not in windows, it will use the generic nvme drivers and your speeds will be about half

                                   
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    Re: Bootable NVMe 2018/06/06 11:27:23 (permalink)
    I believe the download website is:  www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/

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