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Will my Z87X-UD5H work with a M2 SSD via PCIe adapter?

Hackej

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Will my Z87X-UD5H work with a M2 SSD via PCIe adapter?
« on: December 03, 2021, 05:05:51 pm »
Hi!

I'm new to this forum and appriciate all the help I can get!

I am trying to get my MB Z87X-UD5H get to boot from a new Samsung 980 Pro M2 via PCIe adapter.

I have updated BIOS to the latest official (Beta 10e), and the disk is recogonised by BIOS and Windows, so I have cloned my OS and been able to check performance on disk etc.
 
But I can't boot from it.
If I select my M2 disk as Boot disk 1 it just skips that disk and boots from the next Boot disk.
I am using multiboot so I can boot from different win 10 installations.

So even though the disk is recognised by BIOS and Windows, it doesn't seem to be treated as a correct boot disk!?!?

- Anyone have any idea of if this is possible and/or how to fix?
- Has anyone been able to boot from a M2 on Z87X-UDH5 using official BIOS?
- Has anyone been able to boot from a M2 on Z87X-UDH5 using modded BIOS?

I have also contacted Gigabyte support a couple of days ago, but no answer yet, so I thhought I would try this channel instead/as well.

Regards
/Hackej

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Re: Will my Z87X-UD5H work with a M2 SSD via PCIe adapter?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2021, 02:48:26 pm »
Greetings,
This is not possible with native hardware or BIOS.

It might work with a modified BIOS, but I don't know if one exists.  I think someone here did make one (can't remember if it was for the Z87 or Z97).

My recommendation is this.  It's not worth the time or effort.  Buy a board that supports the standard.  The Z87 is already almost 9 yrs old.
Z390 AORUS PRO (F10) \850w, 9900K, 32GB GSkill TriZ RGB - 16-18-18-38, RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra, 960 Pro_m.2, W10 21H2
Z370-HD3P (F5) \750w, 8350K, 8GB LPX 3200 - 16-18-18-38, GTX 970 FTW SC, Intel SSD, 2TB RAID1, W10 21H2
Z97X-UD5H \850w, 4790K, 32GB Vengeance, RTX 2080 FTW

Hackej

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Re: Will my Z87X-UD5H work with a M2 SSD via PCIe adapter?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2021, 05:03:55 pm »
Hi!

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I assumed it would be kind of hard and probably overkill.

I'm planning on getting one of the new Z690 boards but thought I would give this a try while waiting for Z690 series to settle down a bit.

I think I saw a modded BIOS somewhere in another tweak forum but I guess I'll wait for the new board.

/Hackej

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Re: Will my Z87X-UD5H work with a M2 SSD via PCIe adapter?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 02:14:42 pm »
Hi!

Thanks for the reply.

Yes, I assumed it would be kind of hard and probably overkill.

I'm planning on getting one of the new Z690 boards but thought I would give this a try while waiting for Z690 series to settle down a bit.

I think I saw a modded BIOS somewhere in another tweak forum but I guess I'll wait for the new board.

/Hackej

Greetings,
There was a forum member here who made custom BIOS'.  Again, I just don't remember which platform with certainty.  You'll be much happier and better off waiting for a Z690.  Just looked at them on NewEgg.  Nice looking boards and higher end components.

One thing I noticed.  Looks like there is no more dual BIOS...

- 1 x 256 Mbit flash
- Use of licensed AMI UEFI BIOS
- PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0

Kind of bummed about that.     
Z390 AORUS PRO (F10) \850w, 9900K, 32GB GSkill TriZ RGB - 16-18-18-38, RTX 3080Ti FTW3 Ultra, 960 Pro_m.2, W10 21H2
Z370-HD3P (F5) \750w, 8350K, 8GB LPX 3200 - 16-18-18-38, GTX 970 FTW SC, Intel SSD, 2TB RAID1, W10 21H2
Z97X-UD5H \850w, 4790K, 32GB Vengeance, RTX 2080 FTW

 

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