Question Unable to assemble M.2 980PRO on motherboard as Windows disk

roynany

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Unable to assemble M.2 980PRO on motherboard as Windows disk


I have a Z690 AORUS ELITE AX DDR4 motherboard
The motherboard BIOS recognizes the M.2 980PRO disk and writes an SSD
M.2 Assembled at the top of the M2A CPU board

I'm trying to install Windows on M.2 980PRO and the Intel driver does not recognize the M.2 980PRO hardware( Intel ® RST VMD Controller driver )

Image of disk in BIOS


What can be done to install M.2 on the board
Windows is unable to detect M.2 as a disk
 

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Fernando 1

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I'm trying to install Windows on M.2 980PRO and the Intel driver does not recognize the M.2 980PRO hardware( Intel ® RST VMD Controller driver )
Why do you want to use an Intel VMD driver for a Samsung NVMe Controller?
After having disabled "VMD" within the BIOS you should be able to get any Win10/11 Build installed and used as system drive without the need to load any separate driver.
 

roynany

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Have you flashed the bios to the latest version F6 12/17/21?
YES


Does the 980 appear in Disk Management ? Post a pic of Windows Disk Management.
NO

The M.2 disk appear in WIN 10 "storage space management"

The M.2 disk appears "in storage space management"
Under the heading "Storage repository"
But it can not be adjusted
Why do you want to use an Intel VMD driver for a Samsung NVMe Controller?
After having disabled "VMD" within the BIOS you should be able to get any Win10/11 Build installed and used as system drive without the need to load any separate driver.
In the registered GB book - use an Intel driver to install M2
Intel VMD driver

After having disabled "VMD" within the BIOS
I did not write that I closed in the BIOS "VMD"
I did not even find in the "VMD" BIOS
 

Fernando 1

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@roynany :
If the BIOS of your mainboard doesn't allow to use any other storage driver than the Intel VMD one, you should follow chapter 4-1 of your mainboard's manual.
 

roynany

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@roynany :
If the BIOS of your mainboard doesn't allow to use any other storage driver than the Intel VMD one, you should follow chapter 4-1 of your mainboard's manual.
No
The BIOS lets you tune the 980 Perm SSD
But Windows does not know M.2

VMD via USB does not give connection to M2, claims I do not have the appropriate hardware
 

Fernando 1

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VMD via USB does not give connection to M2, claims I do not have the appropriate hardware
Run any modern Windows OS, open the Device Manager, expand the "Storage Controllers" section, check the HardwareIDs of the listed Controllers and search for a matching storage driver.
 
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shabby

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I'm trying to install Windows on M.2 980PRO and the Intel driver does not recognize the M.2 980PRO hardware( Intel ® RST VMD Controller driver )
Are you booting from a windows usb drive and installing it that way or installing it from windows onto the ssd?
 

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