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M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7...(IT WORKED!)

Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:48 pm

This was the only one that did not require W10 or W8.
I'm on W7/Sandybridge 6 core from 2012.

"my digitalssd.com" stated "all OS" and OS transparent.
It was only $15 so it is on the way but still fingers crossed that it will work.

M.2 NVMe adapter for W7 (only $15 Amazon)($30 Newegg)

https://mydigitalssd.com/accessories.ph ... ie-adapter

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073V ... UTF8&psc=1

If it works in W7 I'll let you know.
(Still have the tricky MBoard stuff of this slot or that slot disabling other devices)
( Imagine hoping to boot from it is wishful thinking)

Thoughts welcome!
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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:05 pm

My experience with these things has been more motherboard support dependent than OS. I don't think those cards do much more than simply change the form factor of the pcie lanes to m.2. I'm going to wager a guess that you won't be able to boot from the drive because of Bios support or lack thereof. My first pcie based M.2 drive was on the Z97 platform and even then it was a little dicey getting it all working so I'm doubtful a Sandbridge-era system is going to just work, but I've been wrong before. You'll almost certainly be able to see/use it as a storage drive after you've booted into Windows and in that application it should work just fine.
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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:57 pm

They're mostly just physical adapters. If your OS supports NVMe, it'll just work.

Booting from them is an entirely different story.
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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:58 pm

Waco wrote:
They're mostly just physical adapters. If your OS supports NVMe, it'll just work.

Booting from them is an entirely different story.


Yeah, that why I was surprised to see "All OS" and "OS Transparent" listed
and I think I saw "driverless" also.

W7 knows nothing at all about NVMe. Don't see how it can work.
And the Asus Sabertooth X79 motherboard.

Will learn the hard way. :)

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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:10 pm

Pretty sure Windows 7 can handle NVMe devices these days.
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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:13 am

Waco wrote:
Pretty sure Windows 7 can handle NVMe devices these days.


Well, that is good to hear. My Google results must have been old.
There is hope! (will find out tomorrow)

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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:55 pm

Just upgrade to Windows 10. I was hesitant as well, but glad I did.
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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7(?)

Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:10 pm

Hi

I did the same thing successfully on a Sandybridge setup. Here is my post;

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117085&p=1337622#p1337622

TLDR: it doesn't matter what OS you are using, it matters that your BIOS supports it. Mine did/does and that system is still humming along with an NVMe boot drive sitting in a PCI slot adapter. Good luck!
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Re: M.2 NVMe adapter card for W7...(IT WORKED!)

Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:59 am

It worked!
Bios did not see it but W7 booted and installed a NVMe device.
1TB quick format took a fraction of a second.

Transfers from one NVMe to this one did 1.2 Gig/seconds. 24Gigs in 22 seconds.
(Only 2.0) on this old X79 mboard.

Only problem is that the M.2 stick is less then one mm from the video card.
Need to see if I can shuffle a couple of cards around.

So this product works and is OS transparent/driverless.
https://mydigitalssd.com/accessories.ph ... ie-adapter

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