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M.2/NVMe Support , asrock n68c-gs4 ,via PCIe Adapter

I have a 2yr old motherboard that I want to install a SSD into. Reading about the M.2 standard, I felt the motherboard would support an M.2 drive via a PCIe -> M.2 adapter. I didnt read anywhere that the motherboard specifically needed to specify M.2/NVMe support, unless you wanted to plug in directly via an M.2 slot.

Motherboard: asrock n68c-gs4
SSD: WDS256G1X0C
Adapter: Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0

The SSD is plugged into the adapter, and the adapter is in the PCIex16 slot. All physical specs are correct. But it doesnt detect the SSD in the bios (BIOS doesnt even mention NVMe drives obviously). Windows only sees an unknown "PCI Device". Is this all fubar? Is it even possible to use the SSD? Or do I need to scrap it and buy a SATA SSD?
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    N68C-GS4 FX is a low-end motherboard. It does not appear to have a UEFI BIOS and only uses an 8Mb AMI Legal BIOS. It certainly does not support NVMe storage. You need a modified BIOS for NVMe support or a software such as Clover for NVMe support.
    https://www.win-raid.com/t2375f50-Guide-NVMe-boot-without-modding-your-UEFI-BIOS-Clover-EFI-bootloader-method.html
  2. Calvin7 said:
    N68C-GS4 FX is a low-end motherboard. It does not appear to have a UEFI BIOS and only uses an 8Mb AMI Legal BIOS. It certainly does not support NVMe storage. You need a modified BIOS for NVMe support or a software such as Clover for NVMe support.
    https://www.win-raid.com/t2375f50-Guide-NVMe-boot-without-modding-your-UEFI-BIOS-Clover-EFI-bootloader-method.html


    FWIW - I'm not trying to boot from the SSD, just use it for storage. Does clover still apply?

    On the support note - Why do the adapters exist if they don't actually provide any backwards compatibility? Is it purely to add an extra M.2 slot?
  3. The motherboard does not support NVM Express (NVMe) storage. I hope that answers your questions.
  4. Calvin7 said:
    The motherboard does not support NVM Express (NVMe) storage. I hope that answers your questions.

    Half-way, but that's good enough for now.
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