I have a MSI z270 Gaming PRO motherboard with the m.2 slots occupied as follows:
Slot 1: SSD Samsung 970 EVO Series 250GB PCI Express x4 M.2 2280
Slot 2: Intel Optane Memory 32GB PCI Express x2 M.2 2280
I have the OS installed on the m.2 SSD and I want to use the Intel Optane Memory to accelerate my regular SATA HDD. I have the latest bios version.
Before I installed my m.2 SSD, I was able to use the Optane drive to accelerate my HDD. Once on the m.2 OS, Intel Optane software says "Unsuported system drive" but I do see it in Disk Management as a drive.
Is it not possible to run 2 types of drives on the same motherboard? To mention that the setup of set drives were done via the Easy M.2 auto setup from MSI Bios.
If I use just the m.2 SSD in motherboard slot 1 with easy m.2 bios setting ON-> It works OK
If I use just the Intel Optane in motherboard slot 1 with easy m.2 bios setting ON -> it works OK
If I use slot 1 for SSD and slot 2 for Intel Optane; with easy m.2 bios setting ON -> It doesn't work
Have you guys ever had this situation?
Thank you for the suggestion, I will give it a go and probably will have to install the OS several times again for these changes. In the meantime I also raised this with MSI support, and they said the following:
"We are sorry, but do you want to enter to the OS which installed on M.2 SSD? You can not boost the SATA HDD in OS which installed in M.2 SSD. If you want to boost the SATA HDD, you should enter to the OS which installed in SATA HDD."
I will get back with results after the changes.