01-22-2019 09:38 AM
I'm not sure what you mean by "outsourcing the OS and program files to use a normal drive to boot". But in general, there has been and likely will not be any further updates on booting NVMe storage on any of the 30-series platforms. As I mentioned before, you should be able to use those devices as data-only storage (not bootable), but to do so you'd need to make sure a proper driver is installed to support NVMe. NVMe support is native to win10, but is not native to win7.
10-17-2019 09:32 AM - edited 10-17-2019 09:33 AM
ok if you want to boot to an NVMe drive with a system withou NVMe boot options you can always use this method.
I have used it and it works getting PCIx 3.0 Speeds on my Thinkstation D30. Im using a Msata drive thats only32G and it works fine. Boots times are twice as fast as a D30 with just a SATA 3.0. Works for windows 10 , 8 and 7 for me
10-29-2019 09:31 AM
Did you happen to see that a fellow on Win-Raid was able to mod his S30 bios to add the UEFI NVME driver and was then able to boot directly off his 970 EVO without using Clover? I am trying to figure out how he got his bios flashed with the modded version, but am not having any luck.
11-13-2019 10:00 PM
I have not used the bios mod to enable NVMe boot drive. Im sure it would work but the problem with that is if they release a new bios you have to mod the bios again. So I just use the Boot loader option.