Hi, found this forum thread and wanted to ask if its possible to get my motherboard, a GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 1.1) a bios modification so that it can accept NVME. heres the bios (right now my MB is at f6, the new BIOS would be at f8) GA-B85M-DS3H (rev. 1.1)
But just to confirm, would it work with a PCIE x1 to M.2 adapter? i bough one and i connected it, light turns on but the PC nor the BIOS recognize it, so i wanted to know if the BIOS modification would work, or if its necessary, as i just want to use the NVME drive as storage, not boot.
I looked at the uefitool bios F8 and it does not have “dxe NVME” so obviously it cannot recognize the SSD on a PCIe card. Try adding the driver “NvmExpressDxe_5.ffs” and flash the bios. I know the flashing procedure on ASUS but not on yours. keep us in touch.
No, i connected it with the NVME properly installed, light turns on but BIOS nor windows recognize it, could it be that there was a windows OS installed there, and that’s why it wont recognized it? because it needs to be empty?
I just had an extra NVME that im not using and i wanted to use it there, my other SATA drives ports are full as well so i wanted to try with PCIE.
Your problem is in the adapter, the slot connected or the M.2 SATA disk is death.
Test the set in another motherboard or slot, those x1 adapters can be plugged to any PCIe slot since x16 to x1.
Bios recognition or bios mods is not the issue here neither any OS, since this kind of disk is treated as a standard storage disk and no specific drivers needed.
As this is a disk on an adapter and not on a M.2 motherboard slot itself, usually in this old boards the disk is not seen in storage devices or in boot manager.
In boot manager entries only after an OS installation, it may show a boot entry.
Thats it, no more miracles here.
EDIT: Correct lfb6… he said it has 2 adapters available.
Presumably he knows what to do right…eheheh
An NVMe adapter is just an extension of a PCIe slot, the memory controller on the disk is directly connetcted to the PCIe lanes and has its own protocol.
Foa an sata m2 disk you need an sata controller which has on one end an SATA interface which connects to the memory controller on the physical disk and on the other side a PCIe interface.
Unfortunately were the codings of the m2 port not followed precisely, there’s some overlap so that you can insert wrong disks and for some- mostly (?) notebook- M2 slots there’s both SATA and NVMe possible…