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Correct BIOS settings for Samsung SM951 M.2 on ASUS X99 deluxe board

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Motherboard model: ASUS X99 Deluxe
UEFI Version: 1701
CPU: I7 5820K
Memory kit part number (s) and amount in GB: Kingston DDR4-3000 4GB x 4
GPU: MSI GTX970
SSD/HDDs/Optical drives: Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 SSD
Operating system: Microsoft Activated yes/no? Have not got that far
Drivers Installed (include version): none
Any third Party temp/voltage software installed: No
System Overclocked (provide details)? Not at the moment!

Purchased a new Samsung SM951 256GB AHCI M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 card which arrived a few days ago. Stuck it into the M.2 slot and fired up into the BIOS. Card was read out of the box and I was one happy bunny. I then checked on my current BIOS version (1305) and just as all good boys followed RAMCITY's advice and upgraded the boards BIOS to the latest version 1702. Rebooted and the new M.2 drive had disappeared. Hence this must be a problem with my now reset BIOS settings... after a good 5 hours of fiddling with the BIOS settings/resetting the BIOS x times and a good bit of g research - spotted the 1602 compatibility note next to the X99 board and hence installed the X99-DELUXE BIOS 1601... but still no luck.

Can anyone be kind enough to tell me what the correct settings for this board should be? Most say just load up the default settings... but so far no good. Thanks.
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Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Cooler Master Nepton 120XL 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU ... Ubuntu 15.04 Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor 
Case
Corsair 330R Titanium Edition ATX Mid Tower Case 
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Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Cooler Master Nepton 120XL 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU ... Ubuntu 15.04 Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor 
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Corsair 330R Titanium Edition ATX Mid Tower Case 
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post #2 of 10
Hello!

Unfortunetly I can't help You beacouse I have the same problem. Yesturday I've got my new PC to build, and I have the same PCU, Motherboard, and Samsung SM951 as well.

I'm looking for solution and I've sent the message to technical support. If I will know anythink, I will let You know. So if You will find a solution, please response.

Regards
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Hi ClydeBarrow and thank you for your reply. Glade to know I am not alone. I have not taken the issue up with ASUS and will hold off as you have done so - but yes of cause I will let you know if I find a solution. Planning to give it another shot this weekend. Have a good one.
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Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Cooler Master Nepton 120XL 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU ... Ubuntu 15.04 Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor 
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Corsair 330R Titanium Edition ATX Mid Tower Case 
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Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory 
RAMRAMRAMHard Drive
Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory Samsung SM951 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer Cooler Master Nepton 120XL 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU ... Ubuntu 15.04 Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor 
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Corsair 330R Titanium Edition ATX Mid Tower Case 
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post #4 of 10
Hi!

I have found some kind of solution.

My BIOS ver. is 1601, but I think it doesn't matter.
I've made bootabel pendrive with windows 8.1 (it can be CD). When PC boot from this, the installer for the first time seen my samsung sm951. So I have installed the system on this disc, and now working and booting normally.

Good Luck!
post #5 of 10
The key for me was to go into the boot bios (Del), and then the boot menu (F8) and select the UEFI:[whatever your USB pen drive is called] option as opposed to non-UEFI option. No matter how many times I tried to arrange the UEFI boot ahead of the non-UEFI boot in the boot order menu, if I just let it boot normally, I was apparently not getting the UEFI boot. Once I selected the UEFI boot explicitly from the boot menu, everything worked fine.
post #6 of 10
Hi bbond7,

Good news for you.

I have an X99 Deluxe with an SM951 on it. Last night I just went through the entire Windows 8.1 installation along with the BIOS settings needed for optimal performance on this motherboard using the latest BIOS update (1702).

It's not surprising that the SM951 is not showing up in the BIOS right away. The UEFI drivers for this M.2 PCIE SSD are built onto it and must be read/loaded into your UEFI BIOS first, do not use the windows drivers!

1) My first recommendation would be creating or getting a USB 3.0 installation of windows (whichever flavor you like).
2) Once you have that ready, you will then want to modify some settings in the "Advanced" BIOS menu under the "Boot" tab.

My brother just made this youtube video regarding all the settings and how to proceed. Same motherboard and M.2.
Check it out and post any questions you have in the comments section.
-Icer
post #7 of 10
Thanks I will check that video out tonight.

I just got a SM951 and am installing it on a X99 Pro board (should be the same as the deluxe but just one M.2 socket)

I have cloned my current SSD onto it (drive shows up in bios and windows) but am unable to get it to boot. I am still on an older bios so I will also try updating (some guides say it only works on bios 14xx im on 12xx)
post #8 of 10
did anyone have any luck with this? have same problem

x99 pro, m.2. sm951 - followed video, using uefi usb drive GPT with win 10.

not seen in bios and no drives to install on to

any tips?

thanks
post #9 of 10
Digging up an old post but this might some people, I had to secure erase the disk before I could see it in windows / install windows onto it.

Secure erase from the bios menu on my Asus Maximus hero VIII.
post #10 of 10
I had the same issues as above. My SM951 was bad so did an RMA for a new one. While I was waiting I installed Windows 10 Pro to the second SSD I had installed. When I got the new M.2 drive back and installed I just cloned the drive to the M.2. I then adjusted the boot sequence in the bios and all is good.
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