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Asrock B150M pro4s + Samsung PM961 m.2 ssd (with adapter) = bootable?

I'm looking for max. 600€ pc build.
Asrock seems to be the mobo of choice (Asrock b150m pro4s)
if it can boot to Windows with Samsung PM961 M.2 ssd (with pci-express x4 adapter).

Does it matter what kind of PCI-express -> M.2-adapter I use (for OS boot properties)?
I was thinking simple less than 10e adapter ( example http://www.ebay.com/itm/PCI-E-3-0-x4-Lane-Host-Converter-Card-M-Key-SSD-M-2-NGFF-to-Nvme-PCI-Express-/252515003672?hash=item3acb112d18:g:n4UAAOSw-itXwUkv)

So what do you think?

If it is no go, I'll revert to cheaper motherboard and sata ssd.
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    As per the spec sheet: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B150M%20Pro4S/?cat=Specifications
    "Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks"

    So, yes, it's bootable.

    That adapter will work just fine.

    Which OS are you planning on? Windows 10 has native driver support for NVMe, but Windows 7 does not (not sure about 8.
  2. Barty1884 said:
    As per the spec sheet: http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B150M%20Pro4S/?cat=Specifications
    "Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks"

    So, yes, it's bootable.

    That adapter will work just fine.

    Which OS are you planning on? Windows 10 has native driver support for NVMe, but Windows 7 does not (not sure about 8.


    I was thinking Win 7 Pro.
    Win10 is an option if Win 7 isn't playing along with the drive.
    Quick search brought me to MS article: Update to add native driver support in NVM Express in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2990941

    Maybe that helps?
    I have very little experience with integrating drivers etc. to Windows installer (WAIK / ADK).
  3. Yes, that helps. That's why I was asking - to direct you to that (or a similar) article if you were planning on using W7.
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