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can i use the samsungNVMe 960 EVO disk with the H97M-PLUS board?

can i use the samsungNVMe 960 EVO disk with the H97M-PLUS board?
it's specs say :  Intel® H97 chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1

but i got weird issues when trying to install windows10 from USB
or do i need a driver?
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☠ MASQ ☠

8/22/2022 - Mon
Alex

What "Weird" issues did you get, some sort of alert would be great if you can post that.




John Tsioumpris

Can you share some light on what weird issues you got.
If i am not mistaken the M2 port is shared....maybe you have all the SATA ports already taken
Check you MB manual.
Alex

Yanked this from google


The solution that I got to work is as follows:

  1. Disable CSM / UEFI
  2. Enable Secure Boot
  3. Now the installer can access the NVME SSD
    • Format the drive
    • Restart the machine

  4. Enable CSM / UEFI
  5. Disable Secure Boot
  6. Proceed to installer and now Windows will allow you to install to the NVME SSD drive


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James Murphy
nobus

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well  - i don''t exactly remember, but i could not install windows, and with this NVMe drive connected, i think it did not see  a sata drive - and saw it when the NVME was removed
but i'll test again !
☠ MASQ ☠

+ Latest BIOS
+ Intel RSL 14.5

Asus have only approved the Evo 850 1TB or the 256GB M.2 SSDs in their QVL

NVMe really needs the manufacturer's full support in UEFI/AHCI although if you're feeling adventurous you can add support by hacking the firmware!
(See Dieter (aka Fernando)'s excellent thread here)
John Tsioumpris

Just remove the drive in the shared sata port...and leave only the NVME..
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nobus

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Masq - i updated an hour ago to latest bios
do you mean to enable intel RSL in the bios, or what?
the drive is 250 GB - 960 model  that's why i ask the Q
on the net i found people saying it takes all the bandwith - and the drive is not intended to work with this board

john - that's what i tried at first - when i got problems, then i conncted the sata one, to see what happens

i will retest with the NVMe drive tomorrow
☠ MASQ ☠

The Intel RSL driver will need to be installed in Windows if you are running as SATA AHCI
nobus

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Masq - is thhat in the bios -  or in windows ?
or do you mean the RST driver ?  i could not finsd any rsl  tool
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☠ MASQ ☠

Argh! Yes RST not RSL!
nobus

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ah - at least i waited for years to catch you….lol
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Let's say it was the BIOS update anyway ;)
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