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post #641 of 1390
I am in somewhat of a bind with regards to Windows 10. One of the critical applications that I use was developed in Silverlight which Microsoft does not support under Windows 10. Less of an issue, but still a hassle, I am a heavy user of Windows Media Center. (I can't say that I will be sorry to see this go!)
post #642 of 1390
Rod, first I want to thank you. Your video on installing Windows 7 on the SM991 was instrumental for me to create a functional system!

I also appreciate your confirmation of the read/write values for the SM991 on a Z97 board. From my perspective, the system performance has been very satisfactory, but I would like the system to operate as its full potential. Since the cost is relatively low, I’ll buy an adapter and give it a try.

As for the source of BSODs, it could be a memory issue. The two occurrences that I actually saw were only on the monitors for a few seconds – the system rebooted itself before I could read it, but I did see “Memory” near the top. (I have never had a system automatically reboot itself after a BSOD and assume that it a BIOS setting. However, I have been unable to locate the option in the documentation or the menus!)

My previous system had two 4GB sticks of Corsair XMS3 memory. So, for the new system I purchased another two 8GB sticks of the same memory. I had to play with the configuration in order to get the system to boot. I ran the Windows memory diagnostic tool and everything seemed OK, but after a few weeks and several BSODs, I removed the older 8GB and ran with 16GB.

I haven’t had any BSOD since removing the memory. However, twice I have had chkdsk run during boot and it found files on the SM951 that were corrupted. CrystalDiskinfo now says the health is good, but several errors have appeared in the event log indicating that there may still some problems (or maybe problems with some services).

Thanks again for the assistance. I’ll purchase an adapter an let everyone know the results.
post #643 of 1390
Great to hear that it works!

I also tested a RAID0 setup on an ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ motherboard with 2x NVMe SM951's last night and can confirm that Windows 10 can be installed and booted on the RAID volume. For those wanting to know how this is done (simple to do) we should have a video ready on our youtube channel in a couple of weeks.

We have also had separate confirmation of the same success in a Z170 Gigabyte board - just waiting on the exact model being used.

Rod
post #644 of 1390
Rod, please share this with us.
i don't care about RAID0 but i would love to have a bootable NVMe RAID1.

In most reports on NVMe RAID people create the array using the RST console in Windows. Does the Board have to supoort NVMe RAID BIOS?
post #645 of 1390
I'm 99% certain you will need a board that supports RAID in the bios if you want a volume that you can boot windows from. This is how the ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ works. After you create the volume, it's just a matter of adding the Intel IRST RAID driver in the advanced part of windows setup where it asks for additional drivers.
post #646 of 1390
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Originally Posted by RamCity View Post

I'm 99% certain you will need a board that supports RAID in the bios if you want a volume that you can boot windows from. This is how the ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ works. After you create the volume, it's just a matter of adding the Intel IRST RAID driver in the advanced part of windows setup where it asks for additional drivers.

waiting your guide on youtube
Thanks !
post #647 of 1390
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Originally Posted by RamCity View Post

Great to hear that it works!

I also tested a RAID0 setup on an ASRock Z170 Extreme7+ motherboard with 2x NVMe SM951's last night and can confirm that Windows 10 can be installed and booted on the RAID volume. For those wanting to know how this is done (simple to do) we should have a video ready on our youtube channel in a couple of weeks.

We have also had separate confirmation of the same success in a Z170 Gigabyte board - just waiting on the exact model being used.

Rod
I have to ask, what is the Windows boot time with the set up like that? 😀
post #648 of 1390
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I have to ask, what is the Windows boot time with the set up like that? 😀

From a completely cold boot (powered off) it still takes about 20 seconds to get to a usable desktop. But from the BIOS screen where you can press F2, F6, F11 etc it's about 3 seconds to usable desktop.

On the 'Ultra Fast' boot mode it is just on 14 seconds from when I press the power button to a usable desktop.
post #649 of 1390
Some people have the 950 pro from what I read in another thread. Are there any drivers out yet? He stated that it just came in a box with a manual and nothing else. Sounds like the SM951 to me.
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If you'll remember, I have a SM951 (AHCI version) running as the boot drive in Gigabyte GAZ97X-UD5H. Since this board’s M.2 slot is only 2X PCIe 2.0 lanes, I wanted to test the performance of the SM951 on one of the PCIe 3.0 X4 adapters.

Yesterday, I received the Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 from RamCIty. I removed my SM951 from the M.2 slot and attached it to the adapter. Since the only expansion card in my new system is a Sapphire R9-280, there are several available PCIe slots and I installed the card in a PCI-eX16.

I checked the BIOS to see if there was an option to boot from PCIe, but couldn’t find one. So, I HOPED that it would be found in the boot process. Unfortunately, the system can’t find the boot drive.

What do I need to do make the SM951 in a PCIe slot the boot drive?
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