mbruegel
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Dell 8700 (Intel Z87 chipset) - any chance of a BIOS update to support SSDs on PCIE

I have a Dell 8700 (Intel Z87 chipset) I recently purchased an Intel 600p SSD (M2) along w/ a PCI to M2 adapter.

While the SSD drive was recognized by Windows (10), it was not recognized by the BIOS.  My system is configured for legacy boot, and from what I've read a boot to a PCI SSD would only be supported by UFEI.  I'd be willing to reinstall Windows and change my boot mode, but, from all that I've read the current BIOS A11 on the Z87 w/ UFEI still would not support a boot to a PCI SSD.

Any chance there will be a BIOS update in the future, or would I need to go to a SATA SSD?

Thanks,

- martin

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RE: Dell 8700 (Intel Z87 chipset) - any chance of a BIOS update to support SSDs on PCIE

This system has been end of life for some time - there will be no BIOS updates for it.

You need a SATA SSD as a boot device - NVMe won't work as a boot drive.

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