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08-21-2015, 09:58 PM
I have the Samsung SM951 256GB ACHI version mounted in the Asus Hyper M.2 adapter, in my Rampage VI Black Edition motherboard.

no matter what options i try, i cannot get the drive to show up in BIOS.

I'm at a loss...

08-25-2015, 01:09 AM
From what I understand this M.2 SSD is designed for Z97 chipset or later boards, so that's probably why it isn't working.

Even if you use an adapter you have to have a compatible UEFI BIOS for the SSD to be detected. A lot of people using older boards were also not able to get this to show up in BIOS.

Here's a product review article that mentions about this issue:

08-25-2015, 04:06 AM
Hi , please see this video , --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No-ct8pQcIg

The drive is not visable straight away in the BIOS , disabling the CSM module Windows will read and utilize the M.2-specific UEFI driver. You must use a UEFI Bootable version of Windows. Your Windows DVD won’t work unless you’ve created a UEFI Bootable DVD.

M.2 AHCI SSDs do not appear within the BIOS until Windows creates the system partition with the EFI Boot Sector.

03-23-2018, 11:10 AM
Update if anybody should see this thread;

the M.2 SSD's only work if they have the OP ROM on-board, which is not the case for the SM951, NVME or ACHI.

Though i found some NVME drivers extracted from X99 and Z97 bios', which can be found here:

and this tutorial, for how to do it:

I have modded my own bios, which have been working fine for 2 years. PM me if anybody is interested.

Arne Saknussemm
03-23-2018, 11:27 AM
Nice one M11C!