Here's preliminary result of my Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVME drive installed on my Aurora R4 (using modded BIOS) with a fresh Windows 10 install.
Video booting off an NVMe drive
While I am at it, I've updated the IntelME drivers using Intel's tool since Dell has not published any fix for Aurora R4 boards.
Using UEFI BIOS Updater, I was also able to address the thing that Dell got lazy to address via BIOS update
- Fix Spectre bug
- Fix Intel ME bug
- Update NIC controller
The good guys here has a tool to fix it and it did!
Update of NIC controller BIOS
Update of CPU Microcodes fixing Spectre bug
Updating Intel ME bug via Intel's own tools
A11 stock Intel ME details
Updating Intel ME
Updated Intel ME
Confirmed on the BIOS
I also updated the storage controller to allow it to do TRIM in RAID
Link for the A11 modded firmware - http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=02614479157579325788
Run the above update in pure DOS mode (create USB flashdrive in Rufus)
Link for the Intel ME FW update - http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=35198791302204820694
This update can be run under Windows (x64) command prompt with Administrative Privileges
Creating a DOS-bootable USB flashdrive using Rufus
AFUDOS MOD_A1~1.BIN /GAN
To update Intel ME - this can be done under Windows (make sure you're on 64-bit Windows)
FWUpdLcl64.exe -f 18.104.22.1680_1.5MB_PRD_RGN.bin
All is complete!
Updated my previous post...
Summary of the fixes
For A11 BIOS
For Intel ME update