My computer has mostly 2012 parts, Windows 7 Home Premium, with a Geforce 1080 video card. Hard drive setup is 2x Intel 335 series 240GB SSDs in RAID 0, a spare Samsung 840 250GB SSD, and a Western Digital 2TB Black.
I just acquired the Intel 900P 480GB version, plugged it in, turned on the computer, didn't see it show up on BIOS flash screen, and upon reaching desktop there was some message about not finding the driver etc, and there appears to be 0 drivers of any sort with the product. I came to Intel's pages and ran the Intel Driver and Support Assistant which didn't detect anything other than Intel HD 4000 to update. Then I manually fetched the SetupNVME.exe, which seems to have done absolutely nothing after installation. I downloaded the x64 zip file but it doesn't have any installation instructions inside it. I'm stalled at this point. I know there's very likely some manually work around I have to do because of Windows 7's age, but I don't know what it is. My intent is to get the driver operable so I can install 8.1 on it and update that to 10.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27231/NVMe-Drivers-for-Intel-Optane-SSD-900P-Series Download NVMe* Drivers for Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series
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We were checking your motherboard specifications (MSI* Z77A-GD65) and it doesn't seem to be PCIe NVMe storage capable. This can explain why the SSD is not showing up on BIOS.
You can review the hardware requirements and other details for the Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series here:
- https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025766/memory-and-storage.html Frequently Asked Questions for Intel® Optane™ SSD 900P Series
Please contact your https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/topics/oems.html motherboard manufacturer to confirm if this motherboard is PCIe NVMe compatible.
*Grumble grumble grumble* Before I even ordered the thing I contacted Newegg to see if my hardware supported the device and I was basically told all would be well, there just wouldn't be enough bandwidth to run SLI video cards at the same time I used the 900P.
Thanks for your reply.
It is important to check device compatibility with the motherboard or system manufacturer instead of the vendor.
Here's the motherboard specification in case you want to check by yourself:
- https://us.msi.com/Motherboard/Z77AGD65/Specification MSI* Z77A-GD65 Specifications
You could also https://us.msi.com/about/contact-us contact the manufacturer directly for more details.
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