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Lenovo Staff
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Registered: ‎02-22-2010
Location: NC
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Message 11 of 14

Re: NVMe on S30

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.




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MikeGalano
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Registered: ‎09-06-2012
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Message 12 of 14

Re: NVMe on S30

ok if you want to boot to an NVMe drive with a system withou NVMe boot options you can always use this method.

https://www.win-raid.com/t2375f50-Guide-NVMe-boot-without-modding-your-UEFI-BIOS-Clover-EFI-bootload...

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

IanBD
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Message 13 of 14

Re: NVMe on S30

Hi Mike,

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.

MikeGalano
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Message 14 of 14

Re: NVMe on S30

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.

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