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

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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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AlexA lack of information provides a lack of a decent solution.

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




John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

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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.
AlexA lack of information provides a lack of a decent solution.

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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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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 !
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+ 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 TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

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Just remove the drive in the shared sata port...and leave only the NVME..
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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
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The Intel RSL driver will need to be installed in Windows if you are running as SATA AHCI
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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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Argh! Yes RST not RSL!
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ah - at least i waited for years to catch you….lol
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as i said, i did a bios update - sorry Masq, your suggestion just came in a bit late
i don't know if this was the solution - anyway - now all problems have vanished
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Let's say it was the BIOS update anyway ;)