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I just got rid of my two R290s and replaced them with Vega 64.
I have had an Samsung 950 Pro as my boot disc for a while (on Z97 Fatal1ty Professional).

Now, it runs on 2*2 configuration (limitation of chipset/mobo).

So, my question is, should I get an PCIE-adapter for 950 Pro?
Like this (https://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=814&area=en)?

It drops my Vega 64 to 8x mode, right? I think that should be barely noticeable, but I would get an quite massive boost to 950 Pro performance?
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Hello
I have Z170 Extreme 6+, I install Win 10 on WD BLACK SN750 NVME SSD 500 GB and after installation of Win I plugged back my HDD and Windows does not see him, and there is no HDD listed in BIOS also, pls help.
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I "fix" the "problem". I just need to plug HDD and SSD in SATA3_2 and SATA3_3.
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Anyone knows if i can install windows on a Dell ioDrive 2 ?
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I followed this guide to Modify my BIOS to boot off the NVMe:
[Guide] How to get full NVMe support for all Systems with an AMI UEFI BIOS
https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS.html

Hi! Just confirming I was successful at Modding my BIOS to boot off my NVMe on the PCIe bus and successfully flashing and it works!   

MB: Asrock Z77 OC Formula
BIOS modded: 2.40 Beta
NVMe SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB
PCIe x16 adapter: SIIG Full Speed M.2 NVMe SSD to PCIe Adapter with Heatsink
OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit from Rufus Tool (which makes a bootable USB with window setup image on it)

Here's my modded BIOS, only added latest NVMe dxe (full version, not the smaller compressed version) in and did not remove anything out of the BIOS.
Here's my link to my post with mod BIOS attachment compressed zipped to my post at the Guide's site:
https://www.win-raid.com/t871f50-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-all-Systems-with-an-AMI-UEFI-BIOS-311.html#msg81646
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First double check that your board allows booting from m2(it probably does).

To put it simply:

Have your windows installation media on a usb.(download from Microsoft if you don? have it)

Remove all drives from system.

Install just the new NVMe SSD.

Boot to windows install.

Install windows to NVMe ssd.

Once you reach desktop, power down.

Reinstall all drives.

Boot to bios.

Change boot priority to the NVMe drive.

Boot to desktop.

Remove old windows files. This can be a PITA. If you have issues with this step, google them. There? several ways to solve it.

Then you?e set. I may have missed a minor detail, but this is the gist of it.
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