ASRock.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Technical Support > Intel Motherboards
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Z77 Extreme 4 NVME PCI-E SSD BOOTING!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search Search  Events   Register Register  Login Login

Z77 Extreme 4 NVME PCI-E SSD BOOTING!

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 6>
Author
Message Reverse Sort Order
SyncroSeb View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 16 May 2024
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 30
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SyncroSeb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Z77 Extreme 4 NVME PCI-E SSD BOOTING!
    Posted: 16 May 2024 at 3:21pm

Or if you trust me use my version:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VXoaUOu4OUqEYoRefY76v4rfORflBXx_?usp=drive_link

btw. got myself booting Windows 10 LTSC to Desktop in 9 seconds.
Back to Top
SyncroSeb View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 16 May 2024
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 30
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SyncroSeb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2024 at 7:46am
For anyone trying to get this old motherboard running witha NVME:
I doesnt have to be a Samsung Evo 9XX or anything.

Try this instead, worked out perfektly for me using the 2.90P Bios with an old NVME taken from a Lenovo C340 (without any boot option like the Samsung) and the cheapest adapter from Aliexpress.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxX0RtX5e6g

Written down and more advanced check this site:
https://winraid.level1techs.com/t/howto-get-full-nvme-support-for-all-systems-with-an-ami-uefi-bios/30901


Rename the Bios to *.rom to change it, rename it afterwards back and put it to an Fat32 USB Stick, then use the instant flash with F6 at start. The Asrock Bios is dumb enough to not recognize th changed BIOS


Back to Top
Bugstomper View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 19 Jun 2021
Location: California
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bugstomper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Jun 2021 at 12:02am
Ploink,

Thank you taking the time to post your experience. I am a late adapter and recent post inspired me. Unfortunately, I presently dual boot with XP and must boot Win 10 in MBR, giving me fits or making it impossible to boot to NVMe drive.

What is the name of the device you boot to in the firmware settings?
Back to Top
ploink View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 19 Apr 2021
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ploink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Apr 2021 at 9:41pm
You can boot Windows from NVME on any 64bit mainboard without NVME support if you install the rEFIind boot manager with the NvmExpressDxe.efi driver on usb stick and boot it. Refind can then chainload windows or any other OS you have installed.

That said, I installed the NVME on a z77 Extreme 4 mainboard without needing the usb stick solution.

This is what I did.
- Flash the 2.90P beta Bios.
- Install the NVME hardware
- Boot into windows to let it install the driver and check that nvme works.
- Convert the windows boot disk to GPT (in case it is MBR).
- Disable CSM in Bios/firmware setup (in Advanced->ACPI configuration). You should never need it again as the system is now GPT.
- Install the free version of Macrium Reflect and clone the entire boot disk to NVME. Note it is possible to resize the windows partition while cloning to fill the disk, but every time I try, I have to work out how to do that. Reflect is not very intuitive with this.
- After the clone, SHUTDOWN and unplug mains. DO NOT REBOOT until you have physically disconnected the old boot disk. Having two clones of the same OS during boot can seriously confuse windows.

I am not 100% sure the GPT/CSM steps are required, but it worked for me.
Back to Top
moxie2020 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 03 Apr 2021
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote moxie2020 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 2021 at 12:32pm
pre-modified BIOS where££
Back to Top
crileo View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 30 Mar 2021
Location: Italy
Status: Offline
Points: 30
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote crileo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 2021 at 12:49pm
Hello ZAZZN, I'm interested to your mod bios but I cannot see your link for downloading....can you help me£
Back to Top
rockherbie View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 15 Mar 2021
Location: Germany
Status: Offline
Points: 15
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rockherbie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Mar 2021 at 11:08pm
Hi guys, I use a Z77 Extreme 4M(the small brother to the Extreme 4) and installed a NVME PCI-E SSD with an adapter in the PCI e 3.0 slot these days. No problem with the installing process. Windows 10 pro shows this as regular drive and I can use it as data storage. On the other hand the Bios doesn`t show the NVME drive (which is due to the missing NVme element) and I can`t therefore boot from it. It was interesting to see that for the Extreme 4 Bios there is a NVME part included already - so my questions are:

Is there a solution for the Extreme 4M - the actual Bios version is 1.90£

Can I possibly use the Extreme 4 Bios on my board - since both boards are very similar£

Can an expert possibly modify the 1.90 Bios that I can use my NVME ssd for booting£

Thank you-
Back to Top
B-Man View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 26 Nov 2018
Status: Offline
Points: 10
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote B-Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 12:00pm
2.90Q I Meant. The 3.00 disnt show my nvme drive.
Just keep trying sonething until it works
Back to Top
B-Man View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie


Joined: 26 Nov 2018
Status: Offline
Points: 10
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote B-Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 11:54am
2.90p was the only one that worked for me
Back to Top
drakon8000 View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie
Avatar

Joined: 17 Jun 2020
Status: Offline
Points: 1
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote drakon8000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2020 at 12:38am
latest Bios P3.0 3/12/2018 support NVME ?
or need only Bios version 2.90P
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 6>
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 12.04
Copyright ©2001-2021 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.141 seconds.