Will my motherboard support a PCIe SSD and will it be able to load windows from it?

Hi everyone

Thanks in advance for any help. My last computer class I took was an intro class in 1995 and some things have changed since then. =)

I have a Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 (Rev 1) motherboard and I want to install a Intel Optane SSD 900P (480GB, AIC PCIe 4.0, 20nm, 3D XPoint) (links below to actual products) I already have a single Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 installed.

Questions I have:
1. Will this SSD work with my mother board?
2 Will I be able to load Windows 10 from the SSD
3. If all the above answers are yes how would I go about doing this. (I want to wipe my current HDD and do a clean install of everything)

Some other Info that may be useful about my computer.
Processor - Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date - Award Software International, Inc. F7, 3/21/2012 (most current version)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) - 16.0 GB


https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-P67A-D3-B3-rev-10#ov
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/gaming-enthusiast-ssds/optane-900p-series/900p-480gb-aic-20nm.html
http://www.gigabyte.us/Graphics-Card/GV-N1060G1-GAMING-6GD-rev-20#kf


PS
And if any of you are wondering why I got this SSD, Yes I did buy it for the Star Citizen Raven Promotion.
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  1. sorry , old motherboards will not support NVME boot, you cant boot windows from it . you will need modern motherboard (from Z97 , X99 and up).

    you can try and see if it will work as a non bootable Drive or not . I cant tell it is a very new product.
  2. samer.forums said:
    sorry , old motherboards will not support NVME boot, you cant boot windows from it . you will need modern motherboard (from Z97 , X99 and up).

    you can try and see if it will work as a non bootable Drive or not . I cant tell it is a very new product.


    Thanks for the reply. Not the answer I want to hear though. Anyone else able to confirm this?
  3. romastarkiller77 said:
    samer.forums said:
    sorry , old motherboards will not support NVME boot, you cant boot windows from it . you will need modern motherboard (from Z97 , X99 and up).

    you can try and see if it will work as a non bootable Drive or not . I cant tell it is a very new product.


    Thanks for the reply. Not the answer I want to hear though. Anyone else able to confirm this?


    here :

    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005967/memory-and-storage/enthusiast-ssds.html

    Quote:
    Using an NVMe device to boot a computer system requires:

    System BIOS configured to enable UEFI* version 2.3.1 and support NVMe boot
    System based on an Intel® Z97 or X99 Chipset
    64-bit operating system that supports UEFI; Windows 7*, 8*, 8.1* or Windows® 10
    Setting the CSM in the system BIOS (for Windows 7)
    Intel® NVMe driver
  4. samer.forums said:
    romastarkiller77 said:
    samer.forums said:
    sorry , old motherboards will not support NVME boot, you cant boot windows from it . you will need modern motherboard (from Z97 , X99 and up).

    you can try and see if it will work as a non bootable Drive or not . I cant tell it is a very new product.


    Thanks for the reply. Not the answer I want to hear though. Anyone else able to confirm this?


    here :

    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005967/memory-and-storage/enthusiast-ssds.html

    Quote:
    Using an NVMe device to boot a computer system requires:

    System BIOS configured to enable UEFI* version 2.3.1 and support NVMe boot
    System based on an Intel® Z97 or X99 Chipset
    64-bit operating system that supports UEFI; Windows 7*, 8*, 8.1* or Windows® 10
    Setting the CSM in the system BIOS (for Windows 7)
    Intel® NVMe driver


    This information is incorrect because the exact pcie nvme ssd you need is the Samsung 950 pro. It will work with your motherboard and chipset because the ssd has a legacy bootloader built into the device. I have 2 of them one running in an Intel x58 motherboard (older than yours) and also a newer chipset x79.
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