warcobraNICE. I just tried this on my X58 system I have. It worked. You know I have to buy it its own m.2 now because I used the one from my laptop to try it. Thanks a ton though that is pretty cool. Funny thing is my x58 using all cores can match performance of many of today's mainstream cpus minus the new 6 and 8 core cpus. My cpu is a w3690 oced to 4.5ghz.
AVictorDHi X58 evangelists & other mobo series apologists I wanted to share my experience with implementing an NMVe M.2 Samsung 970 EVO as a boot drive with my:EVGA X58 4 Way SLI (E762) – The greatest generation of motherboards.CPU is Intel i7 980X (water cooled)Corsair DDR3 24GB RAM (3 x 8GB)GTX 690 + GTX 590 (water cooled)You don't have to have a legacy compatible NVMe like the Samsung 950 by the way. All I needed was a:Flash memory (32GB in my case) with small form factor for DUET…Samsung 970 EVO 512GB M.2 drivePCIe M.2 card to place the Samsung 970 EVO (512GB) (no power attachments required)…https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PCI-E-4X-to-NGFF-SSD-Adapter-Card-B-key-M-key-M-2-NGFF-NVME-PCIE-Adapter-Card-C7/253918885572?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649Change the BIOS to boot from USB device as the primary (see your manual)Windows Setup flash drive if you don’t have an already installed M.2 drive with a bootable OS.Then follow the instructions from Fernando’s web site (and thanks to noINK user). Recommend using the command line options for set up.https://www.win-raid.com/t3286f50-Guide-NVMe-boot-for-systems-with-legacy-BIOS-and-older-UEFI-DUET-REFIND.htmlAlso see Youtube for other visual instructions (thanks to rgray318):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ycog2II5nshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd1tX-GhuY8&t=4shttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYt6bXxMU0QOnce completed all you need to do is leave the USB DUET flash drive in any USB port on the back of X58 motherboard.Now if the M.2 drive has no partitions etc you will need to set this up initially then build the operating system. DUET should find the drive each time. If in doubt build the M.2 on another motherboard that is “Boot Compliant” for M.2 standard use. This works perfectly on one of the best boards EVGA ever made the X58 4 Way SLI Classified E762. Worth noting I did advise TechYESCity on youtube he is now successfully doing the same thing. Hope this helps… Personal note: If I was to compare X58 to the generations of people before my generation the X58 represents those of the greatest generation who fought in WW2 and Korea. Happy to be called an X58 Bigot…
remenakerHi I just put a Samsung into my evga E770 board and it works great.
sjsingle101I know this is a older thread .....but.....how can I use my NMVE as boot if I clone win 7 on it instead of installing win 7 on the NMVE....any idea on the process ? X58 board here