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Using Hyper M.2 PCIe card on Asus X99-Deluxe

rolldog
Level 9
I just finished my build and haven't even booted into Windows yet. I installed my X99-Deluxe, Intel i7-5960X, and my Corsair Vengeance LPX 2800 DDR4 memory and the components I moved over from my old setup are 2 Samsung 840 Pros (256GB) setup in RAID0, a Seagate 2TB Hybrid ST2000DX drive, and a Hitachi 1TB drive, both the 2TB and 1TB drives are used for storage. I also have 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Tis Superclocked running SLI in slots 1 & 3.

This morning, my Samsung M.2 SSD (256GB) showed up, and my intention is to put my OS onto this drive and have it installed using the Hyper M.2 PCIe card that came with the MB. In my BIOS, I disabled the x4 PCIe slot 1 and set PCIe slot 5 to x4, which is where I have this M.2 PCIe SSD installed. When I boot my system using my Windows 7 disk and try to install the OS onto this drive, I get an error saying that the OS can't be installed to this drive. It sees the drive, it shows the size of the drive, but I can't install my OS onto it nor can I create a partition on this drive.

Am I missing something? Does this card have to be installed in another slot to work or do I need to unhook all my other drives from the SATA ports so it only sees this one drive? Has anyone tried using the M.2 PCIe SSD yet or maybe know if there are any additional settings I need to change first so Windows will allow me to install my OS to this drive? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've been building/modding this thing for about a month now, and finally got everything installed but am now being held back because I can't install my OS to this drive. And, as far as my settings for boot priorities, I have a Blu-ray burner set as boot device 1 and the M.2 PCIe SSD set as boot device 2 so when I power on my system, it'll boot into the Windows setup. From what I've read, it sounds like a BIOS update has been released for this board. Do I need up update my BIOS using the USB flashback before it can install my OS onto this drive or would this not prevent me from at least creating a bootable disk? I'd really like some suggestions/ffeedback so I can get this thing up and running. Thanks.
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