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thawk3
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Can i use a nvme drive in a optiplex 780 with an adapter card to boot with?

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LeonWaksman
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So, the NVMe driver is included in Windows 10, but you should asked Dell about the capability to recognize NVMe drive.

 

Leon

 

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LeonWaksman
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First you should check in Dell, if the NVMe drive is supported by this computer. As far I know, only SATA II (even not SATA III) is supported. So, probably the NVMe drive will not be even recognized, forget about booting. You didn't mentioned what is the O.S. you have installed on this PC?

 

Leon

 

thawk3
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Windows 10 64

 

LeonWaksman
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So, the NVMe driver is included in Windows 10, but you should asked Dell about the capability to recognize NVMe drive.

 

Leon

 

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n_scott_pearson
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Leon is correct. First of all, if the BIOS does not have enabled UEFI support, you cannot use NVMe drives. Secondly, unless this PCIe NVMe adapter provides a UEFI OpROM to support booting, you will not be able to boot from the NVMe drive nor will you be able to use it as your system drive.

 

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