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    Advice on SN750 NVMe SSD

    Hi guys,
    Just thought of building a new hi spec pc for myself as my current one is starting to be old.
    So I'm just after a bit of advice and sorry if the questions are gonna be a bit silly.
    I got a new mb my second Asus Rog as I thought my old maximus v gene was amazing,
    This time I got a maximus XI code that looks great.
    Now I wanted to get one of these SN750 NVMe SSD as a hard disk,I think I found where it needs to be fitted,at the bottom of the mb there is a cover that if taken off reveals the ssd connectors.
    My first question is, is the wd SN750 NVMe SSD compatible with my MB?
    If it is,I was thinking to get the 1TB one,do I need a classical 3.5 HDD as well or just the wd ssd will be fine?
    Many thanks in advance for the replies.

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    There are several types of M.2 but luckily they have notches to keep you from installing an incompatible device. Some older boards only accept SATA M.2 drives and they have a bit of plastic preventing you from inserting an NVMe. In the case of your board it will accept NVMe so you can use your drive of choice.

    You will not need a standard SATA drive unless you want the extra space. You can install and boot from an NVME without any other drives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xeromist View Post
    There are several types of M.2 but luckily they have notches to keep you from installing an incompatible device. Some older boards only accept SATA M.2 drives and they have a bit of plastic preventing you from inserting an NVMe. In the case of your board it will accept NVMe so you can use your drive of choice.

    You will not need a standard SATA drive unless you want the extra space. You can install and boot from an NVME without any other drives.
    Thanks a lot for the reply,so I'll proceed with the purchase of the item.
    Would you recommend to update the Bios as soon as I turn the pc on for the first time?even before installing windows?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alessio088 View Post
    Would you recommend to update the Bios as soon as I turn the pc on for the first time?even before installing windows?
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    It's unlikely that bios update is needed for the use of a M2 device, however generally speaking you should always run the latest bios.


    Here is the procedure for install of Windows on a Nvme drive.

    1 - Make sure you unplug all SATA and USB drives, the M.2 drive has to be the only drive installed.
    2 - Go into the bios, under the boot tab there is an option for CSM, make sure it is disabled.
    3 - Click on secure boot option below and make sure it is set to other OS, Not windows UEFI.
    4 - Click on key management and clear secure boot keys.
    5 - Insert a USB memory stick with a UEFI bootable iso of Windows 10 on it.
    6 - Press F10 to save, exit and reboot.
    7 - Windows will now start installing to your NVME drive as it has its own NVME driver built in.
    8 - When the PC reboots hit F2 to go back into the BIOS, you will see under boot priority that windows boot manager now lists your NVME drive.
    9 - Click on secure boot again but now set it to WIndows UEFI mode.
    10 - Click on key management and install default secure boot keys
    11 - Press F10 to save and exit and windows will finish the install.

    Once you have Windows up and running, shutdown the PC and reconnect your other SATA drives. Typically you don't put anything on SATA port 1 as this is now reserved for the NVME drive and may cause a conflict.

    HWinfo https://www.hwinfo.com/ can check to see if done correctly, on the bottom right of the system summary, Operating System UEFI Boot (in green) & Secure Boot (in green) would be clean install of windows on to Nvme.


    Hope you find this of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSector73 View Post
    It's unlikely that bios update is needed for the use of a M2 device, however generally speaking you should always run the latest bios.


    Here is the procedure for install of Windows on a Nvme drive.

    1 - Make sure you unplug all SATA and USB drives, the M.2 drive has to be the only drive installed.
    2 - Go into the bios, under the boot tab there is an option for CSM, make sure it is disabled.
    3 - Click on secure boot option below and make sure it is set to other OS, Not windows UEFI.
    4 - Click on key management and clear secure boot keys.
    5 - Insert a USB memory stick with a UEFI bootable iso of Windows 10 on it.
    6 - Press F10 to save, exit and reboot.
    7 - Windows will now start installing to your NVME drive as it has its own NVME driver built in.
    8 - When the PC reboots hit F2 to go back into the BIOS, you will see under boot priority that windows boot manager now lists your NVME drive.
    9 - Click on secure boot again but now set it to WIndows UEFI mode.
    10 - Click on key management and install default secure boot keys
    11 - Press F10 to save and exit and windows will finish the install.

    Once you have Windows up and running, shutdown the PC and reconnect your other SATA drives. Typically you don't put anything on SATA port 1 as this is now reserved for the NVME drive and may cause a conflict.

    HWinfo https://www.hwinfo.com/ can check to see if done correctly, on the bottom right of the system summary, Operating System UEFI Boot (in green) & Secure Boot (in green) would be clean install of windows on to Nvme.


    Hope you find this of help.
    Great,thanks so much both of you for your help really appreciated 😊

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