Boot from SSD in pci slot

Apricorn Vel-solo velocity solo - ssd up...
February 18, 2015 at 04:09:21
Specs: Windows 8.1, intel Xeon 1230 V3 16 gb
I bought an apricorn desktop ssd upgrade kit (velocity solo x2) and put a ssd 250 gb on and tried several pci slots. The mobo will not boot from the ssd. In the bios the kit is not on the bootlist.


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#1
February 18, 2015 at 04:40:00
Double check your system requirements velocity solo x2
http://bit.ly/1Lali2z

http://www.apricorn.com/vel-solox2....
How to install Velocity Solo in your Desktop PC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbmD...


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#2
February 18, 2015 at 04:59:52
"tried several pci slots"

Not sure if you're getting the terminology wrong? That drive must be used in PCIe slots. It will work in PCIe x4, x8 or x16. Did you try cloning the contents of your old HDD to the SSD?

http://www.apricorn.com/vel-solox2....

http://www.apricorn.com/media/uploa...


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#3
February 18, 2015 at 06:20:05
I used the correct PCIe slots. When I put a data ssd on the velo and start up from the boot ssd (cables to mobo) startup is ok and windows 8.1 recognizes the data ssd. Mobo is the asus z97 a.

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#4
February 18, 2015 at 07:23:58
Confusing. Please explain your HDD/SSD configuration. How many drives do you have? Which is the boot drive? What is it you want to do with the PCIe drive - use it for data or for the OS? If it's for the OS, do you want to do a fresh install of Windows or clone it from another drive?

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#5
February 18, 2015 at 14:52:12
The boot options in the bios are probably preset and it's not going to recognize a different type boot device just because you add one. But what boot devices show in bios setup? It's possible one of the other options there might include an add-on card. Another thing, with some of the older SCSI cards, in order to boot from them you had to make sure the card itself had an on-board bios. You'd get the normal computer bios posting screen then the SCSI bios would kick in and the drive connected to it was then bootable. Maybe your card has a similar feature that needs to be enabled?

Anyway with no OS on the SSD it's not going to boot from there anyway.


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#6
February 18, 2015 at 19:46:57
I have 2 hdd for data and 1 ssd by cable to mobo and 1 ssd on the velo. I want the ssd- velo for the OS win 8.1 but this is not starting-up. Present I use the OS ssd not on the velo but by cable to the mobo and the data ssd on the velo. Windows recognizes the data ssd so I can use the desktop and everything works. But I do not get the promised highspeed from the OS-ssd-velo combo. On the OS ssd is a fresh installed OS win 8.1.

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#7
February 18, 2015 at 20:02:22
How about you list the motherboard make and model (or if a factory system, the make and model of the system) so someone can look up your manual and see if it might have the option(s) you need to run it as a boot drive. If it is a factory system or an older motherboard then it is entirely possible that it cannot boot from PCIe slot drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#8
February 18, 2015 at 20:15:08
The mobo is brand new, asus z97 a. CPU intel xeon 1230 V3 and 16 gb ddr3. I assembled myself. The ssd's, one crucial mx 100 250 gb with os on, and a samsung evo 840 250 gb for data. Two samsung hdd 2 tb for data, movies and music.

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#9
February 19, 2015 at 00:37:02
Take a look at this video tutorial, it should help. There is a setting that needs to be changed in the BIOS for it to detect your bootable SSD in the PCIe slot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7PE...



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