You're missing my point and you've missed it three times now. Yes you can boot from it using IDE as you know. BUT you do NOT have NVMe support its simply not in your BIOS. The NVMe support has to be added into the BIOS for Z77 and below. I modify BIOS's here for the forum. I've seen inside these BIOS's the modules are simply not there to support the NVMe protocol. These drives are all about NVMe, using NVMe you'd get the most out of these drives.