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    Asus Maximus VI Formula With Ssd M.2 Samsung 960 Evo 250gb Nvme

    Hi guys. How are you? I want to buy a new SSD and I am thinking about the Samsung 960 Evo, but reading some topics here I have a question. Does my mother board Asus Maximus VI Formula support this SSD with a PCI-E adapter? Can I boot the OS? With the pci-e adapter can I have all the 3200 Mbps read?
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    hi gucc
    Yes, exactly Maximus VI Formula supports Samsung 960 Evo NVME
    boot the OS <? Yes ,it depends on Win7(legacy or Win10(UEFI)
    if You want to install Win7 with legacy mode, at NVMe drives You will need to do integration of drivers into a Win7/8/10 image -

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    ^^^^^^
    If he says yes, then its a yes!

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    Thanks for the good news!!! I will buy one!!
    Thanks for your time guys!! I will download the samsung nvme driver and burn a windows 10 image with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gucc View Post
    Thanks for the good news!!! I will buy one!!
    Thanks for your time guys!! I will download the samsung nvme driver and burn a windows 10 image with it.
    Just curious if you got one yet and have had any trouble getting it to work? I have the same motherboard and I can use Samsung Data Migration and clone the drive. I can see the drive in windows, I can format it and I can access it. However, for whatever reason this motherboard BIOS does NOT see the drive at all what so ever. It's preventing me from booting to it. Any advice on what I can try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UsedBlueCray0n View Post
    Just curious if you got one yet and have had any trouble getting it to work? I have the same motherboard and I can use Samsung Data Migration and clone the drive. I can see the drive in windows, I can format it and I can access it. However, for whatever reason this motherboard BIOS does NOT see the drive at all what so ever. It's preventing me from booting to it. Any advice on what I can try?


    UsedBlueCrayOn mine was delivered today. I will create an windows 10 iso with the samsung nvme drivers. I will post here if it works.

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    SSD installed and recognized by laptop, but not recognized in BIOS and can't boot OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by UsedBlueCray0n View Post
    Just curious if you got one yet and have had any trouble getting it to work? I have the same motherboard and I can use Samsung Data Migration and clone the drive. I can see the drive in windows, I can format it and I can access it. However, for whatever reason this motherboard BIOS does NOT see the drive at all what so ever. It's preventing me from booting to it. Any advice on what I can try?
    hello UsedBlueCrayOn. I am having the same issue. Installed a new NVMe Samsung 960 evo SSD to my new Asus ROG laptop. The laptop recognizes it, I can see it, use it, format it, etc, but BIOS doesn't see the drive. Therefore I can't boot from it.... Have you been able to find a fix? Any help would be appreciated.

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    TotesMakotes We had to insert the nvme module into one of the mother board bios versions. Then my motherboard reconized the ssd nvme as a pata device.
    Here's the website that o used to solve the problem. In my case someone in the forum posted a bios versions for the Maximus vi formula with the nvme driver.*
    It's now working 100%.
    Hope this could help you.

    http://www.win-raid.com/t871f16-Guid...UEFI-BIOS.html*
    *

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    Setting it up and cloning was pretty easy, but it requires that the old system disk did run with full UEFI

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    Open the latest BIOS with UEFITool and place the NvmExpressDxE_2.ffs after the last DxE driver in BIOS
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    Save it as M6F.CAP to a FAT32 formated USB drive.
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    Use ASUS ROG BIOS Flashback to load it.
    https://www.asus.com/microsite/2014/...compatibility/
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    Plug the card into a free PCI-E 3 X16 slot.
    Graphic card will go X8 but can't see any difference in performance with a single card.
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    Enter the BIOS and configurate it.
    Boot to Windows and install the NVMe controller driver that can be found on the manufacturers support and download site .
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    Clone the old system HDD/SSD to the NVMe drive and shut down the system after it is done
    7. Unplug the old drive and boot with the new one, it will show up under boot options in BIOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gucc View Post
    TotesMakotes We had to insert the nvme module into one of the mother board bios versions. Then my motherboard reconized the ssd nvme as a pata device.
    Here's the website that o used to solve the problem. In my case someone in the forum posted a bios versions for the Maximus vi formula with the nvme driver.*
    It's now working 100%.
    Hope this could help you.

    http://www.win-raid.com/t871f16-Guid...UEFI-BIOS.html*
    *
    Is there a reason you didn't use the included M.2 adapter on the M6F motherboard?

    What kind of speeds do you get with it.

    Can you boot from the drive?
    ASUS Maximus VI Formula - i7 4770K - H80i - MSI R9 Fury X - HyperX 16GB Ram - 250GB + 500GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD - Benq XL2730Z 2560x1440p 144hz Freesync - Seasonic 1000w 80 Plus Platnum...

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