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Requirements To Use A PCIe*/NVMe* Solid State Drive

PCIe/NVMe*-Based SSDs Require Specific Hardware, BIOS, And Driver Support

Summary

Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe*)/Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe*)-based SSDs (Solid State Drives) require specific hardware, BIOS, Operating System (OS) and driver support in order to be used.

NOTE Modern hardware and OSes are expected to work, without issue, out of the box.

Boot Drive

To use as a bootable drive, you need:

  • Motherboard that supports PCIe*/NVMe* SSD form factor, such as PCIe* (Add-In Card), M.2, U.2. Consult your system/motherboard manual/support for more information. There may be multiple connectors, but that does not mean they support the NVMe* standard.

  • System BIOS that supports UEFI 2.3.1 or later, with NVMe* support.

  • Microsoft® Windows 8.1 and newer have an NVMe* driver built in. Windows® 7 & 8 will require a Windows® update prior/during installation.

Secondary Drive

  • Review above.

  • Microsoft Windows® 8.1 and newer have a NVMe* driver built in. Windows® 7 & 8 can have it via a Windows® update.

Questions?
Contact Solidigm™ Customer Support.

Requirements To Use A PCIe*/NVMe* Solid State Drive