I have a question regarding the new NVMe format for ssd drives that Samsung is about to release. I have an Asus X99Deluxe motherboard, and if I were to use an SM951-NVMe as my boot drive, would I still be able to access my other storage drives which are AHCI? Can both the NVMe and the AHCI formats work simultaneously. I have been googling this in every way I can imagine and can't find anything that answers my question. I would greatly appreciate any input as I don't want to purchase the drive only to discover that I can no longer access all my physical Sata storage drives.
Posted 16 June 2015 - 02:33 AM
From your MB Manual, "1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with vertical M Key design, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)"
From this site, locate the correct SSD type, also worth reading the replies, > https://www.ramcity....bility-list/189
If you have not got it, you will need X99-DELUXE BIOS 1601 or above 1. Support ASUS USB 3.1 PCIE add-on card 2. Support NVMe > https://www.asus.com...pDesk_Download/
Review Data base, > http://www.johnnyluc...d-database.html
Samsung SM951-NVMe > http://www.storagere...e_m2_ssd_review
You said, "Asus X99Deluxe motherboard, and if I were to use an SM951-NVMe as my boot drive, would I still be able to access my other storage drives which are AHCI? Can both the NVMe and the AHCI formats work simultaneously".
Early blog, source, > http://www.myce.com/...e-driver-68663/Windows 8.1 will add native support for Solid State Hybrid Disks (SSHD) and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe)
After reading this overview, I think you will have no problem running a SSD and HDD, together, > https://www.sata-io....Whitepaper_.pdf
I take this to mean, after a BIOS update, installation of the SSD, enter the BIOS to see what device options are available, i.e. NVMe, NVMe/AHCI,
Posted 16 June 2015 - 06:36 AM
Thank you for your prompt and thorough response. I will update how it goes when I put it all together. For the moment I'm waiting on Samsung to release the NVMe drives, which is supposed to be later this month.
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