nvm-e ssd pci-e boot problem

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Hello everyone, i was looking for answer my problem but i couldnt found.
My problem is idont have nvme m.2 port for my samsung 960 evo so i buy pci-e m.2 adapter for it and i plugged to adapter and my motherboard.
After that i formatted my pc and everythings cool and right. Finnaly procceses completed fastly and time to boot but its not seeing my pci-e ssd at boot section. Only harddiscs shows up but not pcie ssd.
I need to boot pc from pci ssd.
 

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Depending on your motherboard and how old it is it may not be able to boot from a PCIe SSD. There are motherboards even as new as Z97 (4th gen intel) that WILL NOT work.

What motherboard are you running?




Drivers do not affect booting. He may need a BIOS update, but many older boards just won't boot from a PCIe SSD.
 
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My motherboard is asus but idk where could i find model name because of i removed all my data for clean setup include windows so i cant install driver. Actually before format i already prepared my ssd at disc management section and it was working pretty well unless i didnt used it active but i can see it at my computer. So what should i do now? Update uefi bios or install windows to harddisc like before and install driver?
Edit: my motherboard model is Z87-A
Bios version is 1602
 

Rogue Leader

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We need to know the exact model of your motherboard. It should be printed near the ASUS logo in the middle of the board.

This is NOT a driver issue. It may be a BIOS issue.
 

Rogue Leader

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There are no BIOS updates to support PCIe boot on that board. Considering many Z97 boards don't do it natively, theres no chance a Z87 will.

This is never going to work. You either need to use it as a secondary drive, or return it and buy a normal SSD.
 

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The image you are linking is blocked.

As I said already there is no way this is going to work. You've tried the only thing that could have fixed it, its not happening.
 
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This photo i am talking about.
Btw my adapter have sata feature too. What if i replace ssd to sata slot on my adapter can i boot it as sata or same thing happends?
 

Rogue Leader

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Photo doesn't work. Says access denied if I copy into a browser.

The 960 EVO is a PCIe drive, the SATA slot and adapter from your PCIe slot adapter will not work with it. That part is for adding a SATA M.2 drive.

You need to return the drive and buy an 860 EVO standard 2.5inch SSD.
 

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