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    Quote Originally Posted by lightninhopkins View Post
    You're doing Windows 7 right? Windows 10 has ZERO issues, just to confirm. Only Windows 7 has issues.

    If I were you, I'd just burn a Windows 7 DVD and do it from DVD. Somehow, the USB get's in the way, at least when I did it. I know the OP had success.

    Also, when you initially boot, with the Rufus made GPT USB, You have to press "F8" during the initial BIOS boot-up and select UEFI USB, and not the regular USB.

    Best trick is a DVD boot and install.

    Also, keep in mind, if you do a Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade, I heard there might be an issue. But I don't know.
    correct this is a win7 64bit install.

    I just grabbed one of my friends' windows 7 disks and tried this way. still having the exact same issues. diskpart is not seeing my disk also the BIOS is! this is so frustrating.

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    Strange that you see the drive in the BIOS but not on install.

    One of the guys here posted that I should check if I had an AHCI or an NVMe.

    Maybe you have the NVMe?

    It's really bad that ASUS says this is not supported and therefore, they are not able to help with support. I have successfully installed Windows 7 on the SM951 (AHCI), so they should put it on the certified list.

    Since the SM951 is not on the certified hardware list, they wont help anyone with support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightninhopkins View Post
    It's really bad that ASUS says this is not supported and therefore, they are not able to help with support.
    Hello

    As this is more of a drive issue the drive manufacturer should be contacted for support. Oh wait, these drive are being purchased without support or warranty from the manufacturer of the drive. There is a lesson to be learned here I guess.

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    I bought mine from Ramcity and they offer a three year warranty on the achi SM951. They also have instructions on their site for setup. I almost bought a second one from Newegg but they they offer a 30 day return and nothing else. I called and asked them about the warranty and they referred me to Samsung. I called Samsung and they said it is an oem drive without support or warranty through Samsung. I told Newegg and they seemed surprised but still sell the drive regardless. I have to agree with Praz. You are definitely taking a risk with his drive. My advice is to skip it and get the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 NVMe which will be available his month (Oct), comes with a 5 year warranty and is supported by Samsung, and will be faster than the SM951. Also the Samsung Magician software will work with it unlike the SM951.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightninhopkins View Post
    Strange that you see the drive in the BIOS but not on install.

    One of the guys here posted that I should check if I had an AHCI or an NVMe.

    Maybe you have the NVMe?

    It's really bad that ASUS says this is not supported and therefore, they are not able to help with support. I have successfully installed Windows 7 on the SM951 (AHCI), so they should put it on the certified list.

    Since the SM951 is not on the certified hardware list, they wont help anyone with support.
    Hey,

    I have the NVMe version:
    Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive

    Could it be possible i need to download one of these drivers WHILE the load drivers option is present during the windows install??:
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...r-PCIe-Drivers

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...f6flpy-x64.zip

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleyjordan View Post
    Hey,

    I have the NVMe version:
    Samsung SM951 256GB M.2 PCI-e 3.0 x 4 NVMe Solid State Drive

    Could it be possible i need to download one of these drivers WHILE the load drivers option is present during the windows install??:
    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...r-PCIe-Drivers

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...f6flpy-x64.zip


    Once i get home tonight i will be also trying this .pdf:

    http://download.intel.com/support/ss...32098001us.pdf

    It is very informational so fingers crossed i'll get this sorted once i find the correct drivers.

    TLR the .pdf

    Windows 7 does not have native nmve support, requires external drivers.
    Windows 8.1 does have native nmve.

    Lots of install methods provided in it as well. i hope this helps others in the same situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleyjordan View Post
    Once i get home tonight i will be also trying this .pdf:

    http://download.intel.com/support/ss...32098001us.pdf

    It is very informational so fingers crossed i'll get this sorted once i find the correct drivers.

    TLR the .pdf

    Windows 7 does not have native nmve support, requires external drivers.
    Windows 8.1 does have native nmve.

    Lots of install methods provided in it as well. i hope this helps others in the same situation.


    Right i am sorted.

    Unfortunately i tried everything with windows 7 and it just wasn't playing ball.

    Caved in and done a clean install of windows 10 and instantly recognized my drive.

    the issue is that windows 7 doens't have native NVMe drivers installed so you need to get them externally from the disk/usb. even once i done that i was still failing.


    good luck everyone in the future. and a BIG thank you for everyone who helped me in this thread, i greatly appreciate you taking the time to do so.

    see ya.

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    Successful m2 OS and data raid boot

    I have the asus z170-ar but it should work the same I think

    I know I only have a few posts but I have been trying to get the word out about my method because I know a lot of people want to use m.2 and sata raid so I figured here would be best.


    This is what I did to install Windows 10 from USB onto a samsung 950 pro 256 m.2 and also use a SATA SSD RAID... it took FOREVER to figure out the bios settings so i hope this helps.

    First, I put in the 950 m.2 only, and then change bios to the settings below:

    in ADVANCED\PCH Storage Configuration
    hyper kit mode off
    sata controllers enabled
    smart self test on
    m.2 pie storage RAID support disabled
    sata express PCIE Storage Raid Support Disabled
    Agressive lPM Disabled

    In Advanced -> USB Configuration
    Legacy USB Support Enabled
    XHCI Hand-Off Disabled
    Usb Keyboard and Mouse Simulator Enabled

    advanced -> onboard devices configuration
    PCI-EX16_3 bandwidth X4 Mode
    SATA Mode Configuration: SATA Express (NOT m.2, as i found out)

    Boot -> CSM (Compatibility Support Module) Configuration
    Launch CSM Enabled
    Boot Device Control UEFI Only
    Boot From Network Devices Ignore
    Boot From Storage Devices Legacy Only
    Boot From PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices UEFI Driver First

    Boot -> Secure Boot
    Secure Boot State Enabled
    Platform Key PK State loaded
    OS Type Windows UEFI mode



    Now, once you are done setting this, plug in the windows USB Stick and boot up the machine with only the m.2 plugged in, it should see it and you should be able to install the windows, then once you reboot and are sure it works, you can install all the drivers and whatnot you need.

    Then once that is all done, you can move on the SSD RAID

    hook up the SATA SSD Raid Drives, then go into the bios and disable all the sata not in use. Not sure if this is necessary but I did it.
    Restart then go into the bios EZ configuration screen and press f11 to get the raid setup up. Pick SATA then pick next, and go through the steps to pick raid 0 or raid 5. Once you reboot the computer SHOULD boot from M.2 and all windows will see the sata raid drive as a drive to be initialized and partitioned in disk manager. it will take a bit to format, but once its done assign a drive letter and bam

    M.2 OS Drive and SATA RAID on z170-ar .... took me literally four hours of trial and error and going nuts to figure this out.

    I assure you it works though.

    Also, just so you know, I am on the 1702 ASUS bios, the latest one.
    Last edited by dmal99; 04-14-2016 at 03:49 PM.

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    So are there still these many steps to boot Win 10 from a flash drive to a M.2 950? Or are there some easier guides laying around?

    How does the newest 1701 bios handle this?

    I just finished building an almost finished skylake build with a formula viiI (still waiting for the Strix 1080 though).
    This is my first pc build, that's why I'm a bit precautious. But could not wait any longer having these delicious packeges laying around still not unboxed =)

    Probably gonna try installing windows today.

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    Sharo,

    I just got my Maximus VIII Hero Alpha a couple days ago. Updated the bios. Installed windows with no hitch. The new bios fixes all the past issues. My 950 Pro is smokin! Just be sure to reset to defaults after you flash the bios, then setup the board. Currently getting 4.7 @1.32 OC with ease. Once I get a little more time, I'll try to see how far this setup will go.

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