If your goal is to have the 660p as your boot drive and to also have an Optane Memory module accelerate the performance of a separate SATA HDD/SSD/SSHD, then you require a motherboard that has two M.2 Type M NVMe sockets and full support in its BIOS for NVMe and Intel RST with Optane Support.
Hope this helps,
So my board has 3 M.2 slots and I have each populated. The 660p SSD is in a PCIe 8x slot as a fourth NVME drive. and is new.
Previously I had the Optane and a HDD in an array as a backup solution and it worked fine.
Now I've added the 660p to ultimately replace the Optane/HDD as my backup but when I plug the 660p in and reboot I see the Storport GSOD and the system just reboots over and over until I remove the 660p and then it boots.
How do I get all of the drives working with Optane/HDD enabled so I can start transferring data?
it's the Z390 AORUS XTREME (rev. 1.0). Not the water version, just the basic Extreme. The thing is I had it all working but I had to reinstall my OS and since then I can't get it all back in harmony. I had the Optane array setup using the latest iRST, my primary OS SSD running under the iRST driver as well and my third SSD running as NVME PCIE. I popped in the 660p and configured it to run with the Intel 660p driver and it was great. Now I can't get that scenario to work.
Optane in the M2M
ADATA SSD in the M2A
SAMSUNG 960EVO in the M2P
Had the 660p in the PCIEX8 slot in an AKASA Dual NVME adapter.
So I put the 660p in the slot where the Optane stick was and the Optane is now in the Akasa on the PCIEX8 slot and same thing. However, I don't have the iRST turned on at all so everything is via AHCI.