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#316 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 20.11.2015 22:12

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Zitat von elisw im Beitrag #315
is there any way to tell if an NVMe module is already present in the BIOS?
Just open the latest BIOS file of your specific mainboard with an appropriate tool like the AMI Aptio UEFI MMtool and look for the word "NVMe" within the listed module names.

#317 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by elisw 20.11.2015 22:29

Ok, so it seems like my BIOS has the module by default.
Motherboard is MSI H81M ECO and am a bit surprised it is there also on the most basic Intel chipset.
here's the link for download:

http://download.msi.com/bos_exe/7817vW6.zip

might be of some use for some other similar motherboard....
Had a look at the size of the modules and are probably closely related to those of the Z97

here are the extracted modules:

#318 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Marchitos91 22.11.2015 21:05

has anyone news about ASUS H170M-PLUS support for NVME ?
https://www.asus.com/it/Motherboards/H170M-PLUS/
I can't find any usefull information around the web.

#319 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 22.11.2015 21:45

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@ Marchitos:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Zitat von Marchitos91 im Beitrag #318
has anyone news about ASUS H170M-PLUS support for NVME ?
I can't find any usefull information around the web.
We cannot do anything else ourselves (unless a Forum member, who reads your post, has the same mainboard and already solved the problem).
Which NVMe supporting SSD do you want to insert into your system?

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#320 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Marchitos91 22.11.2015 22:40

Thank you Fernando!
I'd like to use the new Samsung 950 PRO.
http://www.samsung.com/global/business/s...o/overview.html

#321 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by h00bi 24.11.2015 09:34

any H170 Board should have NVMe support.
If you have any problems with it, it is most likely because of PCIe lane splitting and not because of NVMe support.

Zitat von stinger2k im Beitrag #293
Hey guys, short update:

Sucessfully build Asus X79-Deluxe Bios Ver. 0902 with NVME drivers shows it up under BIOS as N1 - (Device Name) Windows Setup and Uefi Boot without problems so that i can say with the Steps from first post it´s fully compatible now with NVME.


N1 is indicating you are running 950 Pro.
950 Pro brings it's own OptionROM / Bootloader or whatever you want to call it. Due to this, 950 Pro runs even on 10 year old G41 mainboards. I tested this to confirm if there is an optionROM or not and it worked fine.

#322 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by tiburcillo 24.11.2015 21:07

Hi all,

A short update on my AMD NVMe endeavors. I risked flashing the modified file on my 990FX Extreme3 Mainbord, but unfortunately I can't set the 750 as device to install the bootloader on. Still have to work with a second SSD to make a bootable system. What did work was changing the boot logo using the AMI logo changer tool.

The board is luckily working fine as before though.

Regards,
T

#323 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by hancor 25.11.2015 08:34

Here's my update on the installation of the Samsung 950 Pro SSD M.2 NVM Express 512 GB

I ordered an add in adapter card last week from Addonics the M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter X110 part number AD2M2X-PX4
which fits the PCIe 4 Lane slot; as the ASUS Z87-Deluxe has no M.2 slot, PCIe or SATA3 capable.

The above adapter card allows one PCIe SSD and two SATA based SSDs in M.2 format. and supports the 110mm expansion
for larger 1-2GB PCIe SSDs which will surface next year no doubt.

The box label clearly states : " M2 PCIe SSD can be the primary bootable device containing the OS and applications
(requires support in the system BIOS)"

My first order of business was to install the M.2 Samsung Pro 950 PCIe SSD onto the Adonnics X110 adapter card, which was fairly uneventful.
Next I installed into a suitable PCIe slot, in this case slot number PCIX16_2; as PCIX16_1 was occupied by the graphics card, and PCIX16_3 was
occupied by the Asus Thunderbolt2 adapter card.

I booted up straight away and the N1-Samsung appeared in the bios, I didn't even bother disconnecting the other drives; knowing full well they were
running on the ROM rather than UEFI modules. I ran the Win10 Pro installation via the UEFI USB bios selector to the Samsung via a USB drive and
was able to install the OS onto the drive. I was able to load the updated Samsung PCIe SSD driver so I wasn't relying on the Standard Windows NVMe driver
which comes with Win 10 Pro.

Reboot and no joy, it couldn't find the OS to continue the installation.

Off to reread Fernando's exploits, download AMI APTIO UEFI MMTool 4.50.0.23 and extracted the three NVMe modules from ASUS Z97 Deluxe bios 2702
I loaded up the Asus Z87-Deluxe 2103 bios and carefully scanned to see if there were any NVMe modules listed in bios; there were NONE.

I carefully noted where the NVMe modules were located in the Z97-Deluxe bios under the USBINT13 header.

I looked for the the same header in the Z87-Deluxe bios 2103 and successively inserted them after the USBINT13 header;
well about a dozen or so lines down.

1. Nvme.ffs (GUID starting with: 634E8DB5, size: 19 KB for Z97)
2. NvmeSmm.ffs (GUID starting with: E5E2C9D9, size: 12 KB for Z97)
3. NvmeInt13.ffs (missing within some BIOSes, GUID starting with: C9A6DE36, size: 5 KB for Z97)

Saved the new modded bios uneventfully as Z87D.CAP loaded on my FAT32 USB stick to do the "USB Flashback"
I powered down, flashed the BIOS, cleared the CMOS, switched off the power for about minute.
Unhooked all my SATA drives on the Intel RAID ROM 14.6.0.2285
Switched on the the surge protected power bar, switched the power on for the PSU, and hit the on button.

I hit del to enter the bios, go to advanced mode, boot tab and voila the N1-Samsung is a BOOT PRIORITY option.
Reconfigured a couple other boot settings as per Fernando original post, and proceeded to boot into the already
installed Win 10 Pro OS which picked up immediately and completed the install.

I am now posting from a successfully booting M.2 PCIe Samsung 950 Pro SSD 512 GB on the ASUS Z87-Deluxe modded 2103 bios

COST: Addonics M.2 PCIe SSD Adapter X110 part number AD2M2X-PX4 $38.55 USD
Samsung 950 Pro PCIe SSD 512GB $337.97 USD Total $376.52 USD

And while we are talking money about €30.00 should help Fernando and company defray some expenses to keep this site dedicated to
computer excellence afloat. Shameless promotion of www.win-raid.com and a "Frohe Weihnachten" from "Knecht Rupprecht"! It is my understanding Paypal delivers.

I rather suspect as word gets out the NVMe wave will take over as Samsung will likely be selling these like pancakes at a church breakfast.

Now to hook up my other drives and transfer some data...or maybe play a game...

Pics and drive stats below for your viewing pleasure.

Cheers

Hans


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#324 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Discoboy 27.11.2015 19:53

Just want to say thanks for a great forum!!
After reading this thread I found that my basic model Asus P9X79 M/B (X79) loaded with the original Bios v4801 boots and loads Win10 with no issues on my new Intel 750 SSD….

#325 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 27.11.2015 20:46

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@ Discoboy:

Welcome at Win-RAID Forum and thanks for your report.
Enjoy your Intel 750 NVMe SSD with your Intel X79 Chipset system!

Regards
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#326 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by oXYnary 28.11.2015 03:43

Zitat von Fernando im Beitrag #316
Zitat von elisw im Beitrag #315
is there any way to tell if an NVMe module is already present in the BIOS?
Just open the latest BIOS file of your specific mainboard with an appropriate tool like the AMI Aptio UEFI MMtool and look for the word "NVMe" within the listed module names.



Thats not true for all manufacturers. Supermicros Bios has no mention of NVMe, yet some boards support it. (See next post for details/help).

#327 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by oXYnary 28.11.2015 03:47

This is a cross post from Bios-mods... While this is AHCI PCIE SSD (Not SATA!!! hence why not in the AHCI thread), related, adding NVMe would be nice as well.. Especially if they are connected to the same issue.

I haven't seen much on this from my search here, the closest thread I could come to was this offsite.

While I don't need NVMe at this time, I do need ACHI via PCI-E to boot an SSD.

I'm attempting this on a Supermico X9SCI-LN4F
Bios: http://www.supermicro.com/support/resour...le.aspx?ID=3127

Anyhow, I tried
x10DRWN
Bios http://www.supermicro.com/support/resour...le.aspx?ID=3410
X9DAi
Bios: http://www.supermicro.com/support/resour...le.aspx?ID=3325


Both according to documentation support at least NVMe. However, from my original link above, there is no Nvme, NvmeSmm, NvmeInt13 files in either. There are no differences in at least the names of the AHCI modules: AHCI & AHCISMM. Is there some list of what modules in the AMI bios effect booting from PCI-E via AHCI? Would the NVMe module have that included?

The chipset on the board is the C204 PCH. I looked at Intels S1200btl Server Board firmware as they seemed to have the most updated Bios and I would assume support for NVMe. No mention of NVMe in the cap files.

Is this a straightforward mod, or is it going to require hex editors? Last time I tried hexing, I ended up making two bios roms unbootable until reflashed.

#328 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 28.11.2015 10:13

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@ oXYnary:
Welcome at Win-RAID Forum!

Since you obviously have an AHCI supporting SSD (and no NVMe supporting one), you will probably not succeed by inserting any NVMe BIOS module.
Please give us some informations about the SSD model/manufacturer and the sort of its mainboard connection (M.2/PCIe).
If it should be the AHCI model of Samsung's SM951 SSD, I recommend to insert the BIOS module named Samsung_M2_DXE.ffs, which I had attached to >this< post.
By the way: The modern Windows Operating Systems since Win8 have an in-box AHCI driver, which does support the PCIe/M.2 connected Samsung AHCI Controller.

Good luck!
Dieter (alias Fernando)

#329 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by oXYnary 29.11.2015 00:26

Hi Fernando,

After I wrote that, I did find this page. https://plone.lucidsolutions.co.nz/hardw...sung-xp941/view
Looks like someone linked to it in this forum before. Anyhow, I tried 3 different samsung_m2_dxes and reflashed. Bios still wouldn't boot from drive. I don't see the module on any other supermicros in general or Intel C204 chipset motherboards with this.

I think in my case I would need to modify or replace another module along with adding the samsung, but I'm not sure which.

(Its a Samsung 951 AHCI)

Its a server, so I'm using Debian. I can get it to boot, but I have to put the boot and grub on another drive and then link the rest of the OS to the Samsung.

#330 RE: [Discussion] NVMe BIOS Modules and NVMe Support by Fernando 29.11.2015 10:26

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Zitat von oXYnary im Beitrag #329
I think in my case I would need to modify or replace another module along with adding the samsung, but I'm not sure which.
Since I don't have any experience with Supermicro mainboards like yours, I have no idea which BIOS module may be usable and where you can get it.

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