Clevo P650SE / Sager NP8651 NVMe Question (Prema BIOS)

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  1. rogerdodger

    rogerdodger Notebook Enthusiast

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    I acquired a Sager NP8651 a while back, it's been in stasis for a while but decided to resurrect it to give it to my son. I have a 512GB Sabrent NVMe SSD I'd like to install in there. The system has Prema BIOS installed.

    I installed the NVMe SSD (it was installed and tested working on another machine). The drive is installed in the NVMe slot (only place it can go) fore/aft right next to the battery. And there are no other drives installed in the system, only the NVMe.

    I can't see the drive in the BIOS, but when I booted with Windows 10 USB, it detected the drive fine and was able to install Windows 10 without issue.

    After Win 10 install, it reboots and system gives the "Reboot and select proper boot device" error like it can't detect the drive. But booting with USB again into Windows install environment, it's detected no problem.

    I have tried enabling and disabling UEFI and CSM options with no luck. I don't see any option for secure boot either.

    Just for giggles, I installed Win 10 using an M.2 SATA drive in the SATA slot without issue. So it seems to be related to NVMe.

    I feel like I want to resort back to a stock BIOS and see if that helps, but I'm uncertain if it will brick the system or not.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
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  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    You would need a bios with NVME booting modded in, it was not officially supported.
     
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    OK, Thanks. I ended up getting a 512GB M.2 SATA drive which works just fine in the NVMe slot even. Looks like lots of room for expansion with second M.2 and dual 2.5".
     
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    Yes and you can use the nvme as a data drive on the normal bios, just not boot.
     
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