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Boot from PCIe SSD on PowerEdge R320 server?

I have a PowerEdge R320 server and I'm trying to upgrade it using ssd in M2 format connected via PCIe slot, but when I install the drive, the system doesn't recognize it. In the documentation I found a list of supported devices, and, of course, my ssd is not there, but there are corresponding options in the BIOS. "BIOS system - Integrated Devices - Slot Disablement" I can switch to "Boot driver Disable". So, if I can disable the boot from PCIe, I can enable itSmiley Indifferent. Unfortunately, the "Enable" option is on, but the system doesn't  see this disk. How do I know if my motherboard supports this feature, or why the corresponding option is in the BIOS, but PCIe not determine the disk, or maybe I misunderstood the BIOS option?

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Re: Boot from PCIe SSD on PowerEdge R320 server?

Hi,

If it isn’t on the validated devices it probably is not going to work, our newer servers had a lot more options for booting to PCIe.

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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Leshch
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Re: Boot from PCIe SSD on PowerEdge R320 server?

Hi, Josh! thanks for the answer!
So, is there any way to check it 100%? I mean, the server is old, but maybe this was added in the firmware updates? What is the necessary option for booting from PCIe?

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Re: Boot from PCIe SSD on PowerEdge R320 server?

You are welcome to try updating. http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/drivers/driversdetails?driverId=GDVW7

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
Get support on Twitter @DellCaresPRO
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