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SSD Compatibility

Postby jaydub » Sun Aug 16, 2015 2:54 pm

I'm building a new computer around an ASUS Z170 Deluxe motherboard and an Intel Skylake processor. I like BIBM, but it doesn't like UEFI. So, I will need to enable the Compatibility Support Module in BIOS and format the hard drive in legacy MBR in order to install BIBM on the boot drive (I'll be formatting GPT on the data drives). I'm trying to decide which type of SSD to install on the boot drive:
- SSD Sata
- M.2 PCIe AHCI
- M.2 PCIe NVMe

I will be installing Win7 and maybe Win10 as clean installs. Will I have trouble installing any of these drives with Win7 or Win10, in concert with BIBM and CSM enabled?

Any advice is very much appreciated.
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby Brian K » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:54 pm

jaydub,

I have win7, win8 and win10 with BIBM and CSM enabled. No problems.
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby mjnelson99 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Did you limit to 4 active?
Mary

On 8/16/2015 8:54 PM, Brian K wrote:
> jaydub,
>
> I have win7, win8 and win10 with BIBM and CSM enabled. No problems.
>
>
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby Brian K » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:57 pm

mjnelson99 wrote:
> Did you limit to 4 active?

No, there are a lot of other partitions I didn't mention.
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby jaydub » Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:05 am

I guess the real question is will BIBM work if the boot drive is a PCI-e SSD that uses NVMe protocol? Using an ASUS Z170 motherboard, with Win 7 and Win10
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby TeraByte Support » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:23 pm

it doesn't care, it only cares that there is a BIOS to access the drive.


"jaydub" wrote in message news:10172@public.bootitbm...

I guess the real question is will BIBM work if the boot drive is a PCI-e SSD
that uses NVMe protocol? Using an ASUS Z170 motherboard, with Win 7 and
Win10

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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby jaydub » Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:39 am

Still trying to figure out if I can use an M.2 pci-e AHCI SSD, in particular the Samsung SM951, as a boot drive with Windows 7 and BIBM.
This installation video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No-ct8pQcIg states the following
"Your M.2 SSD contains UEFI driver information within the firmware. By disabling the CSM module Windows will read and utilize the M.2-specific UEFI driver. You must use a UEFI Bootable version of Windows. Your Windows DVD won’t work unless you’ve created a UEFI Bootable DVD. M.2 AHCI SSDs do not appear within the BIOS until Windows creates the system partition with the EFI Boot Sector.

This doesn't sound encouraging, as I know legacy booting is required, which I believe means CSM has to be enabled.

Is it really impossible to use a pci-e SSD as a boot drive with BIBM? Am I missing something? Is there a workaround?
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby TeraByte Support » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:06 pm

Just about all HD controllers that can be added to a system have a BIOS
interface (so you can boot and access them via the BIOS). If in this case
the device *only* has a UEFI BIOS interface an no support for a normal BIOS,
then it would only boot in UEFI mode and there for wouldn't boot BIBM or
show up in the drive list in partition work.

It would show up in partwork in IFL GUI full version since it directly
accesses devices and PCI(e) / AHCI is a standard it can access.

"jaydub" wrote in message news:10271@public.bootitbm...

Still trying to figure out if I can use an M.2 pci-e AHCI SSD, in particular
the Samsung SM951, as a boot drive with Windows 7 and BIBM.
This installation video

[
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No-ct8pQcIg
](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No-ct8pQcIg)

states the following
"Your M.2 SSD contains UEFI driver information within the firmware. By
disabling the CSM module Windows will read and utilize the M.2-specific UEFI
driver. You must use a UEFI Bootable version of Windows. Your Windows DVD
won't work unless you've created a UEFI Bootable DVD. M.2 AHCI SSDs do not
appear within the BIOS until Windows creates the system partition with the
EFI Boot Sector.

This doesn't sound encouraging, as I know legacy booting is required, which
I believe means CSM has to be enabled.

Is it really impossible to use a pci-e SSD as a boot drive with BIBM? Am I
missing something? Is there a workaround?

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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby jaydub » Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:04 pm

OK. More directly, is it possible to install BIBM on a 500gb PCI-e AHCI SSD as a bootable drive? Motherboard is Asus Z170 chipset; OS is Win7.
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Re: SSD Compatibility

Postby TeraByte Support » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:22 am

if it shows up in the bios, yes, just boot BIBM (trial version is fine) exit
setup and look if it shows up in partition work.

"jaydub" wrote in message news:10295@public.bootitbm...

OK. More directly, is it possible to install BIBM on a 500gb PCI-e AHCI SSD
as a bootable drive? Motherboard is Asus Z170 chipset; OS is Win7.

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