mSata SSD pcie slot

Hi I have a Samsung PM851 msata SSD 50mm which I put into a pcie x1 slot using a pcie express card adaptor.

No issues my dell vostro 3900 detects the msata SSD , I even installed windows 10 clean install.

But problem is it won’t boot from the device now. I have tried bios settings for Botha Uefi and Legacy...

I keep getting hard drive failure press F1 to continue.

Please help, is it possible to boot windows from msata SSD installed in pcie slot
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  1. Did you remove the other windows?
  2. I mean i assume you have a second drive now.
  3. Quote:
    Please help, is it possible to boot windows from msata SSD installed in pcie slot


    Probably not.
    Your motherboard and the BIOS needs to support that. Given the lack of a proper mSATA port, unlikely.
  4. ebosss03 said:
    I mean i assume you have a second drive now.


    Was a clean install , I removed all other attached HDD. It detects the Msata SSD in the bios when I Select Legacy MODE , only problem is it wont Boot up into Windows from it...

    If I connect the other HHD drive ( that has original windows OS and let it boot from that HDD in Uefi mode - prefect my PC starts up and boots into Windows 10 no problem - BUT now the Msata SSD is found as a "Drive" in disk management (it even has the healthy boot partition)? Weird
  5. USAFRet said:
    Quote:
    Please help, is it possible to boot windows from msata SSD installed in pcie slot


    Probably not.
    Your motherboard and the BIOS needs to support that. Given the lack of a proper mSATA port, unlikely.


    Thanks , was kinda thinking the same. Can I purchase a mSata to SSD enclousure and then connect it to a ODD port on my motherboard and then boot windows from their?

    https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/348092252/7mm_Ultrathin_mSATA_to_2_5_SATA_3_SSD_Adapter_Case_Black_Green.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwh9_bBRA_EiwApObaOL3e577iko3xqgPYdSCOONAsjcBk8F9QCIP1jvueWsDymUH-5vQgfRoCCEcQAvD_BwE
  6. prvt.alain said:
    USAFRet said:
    Quote:
    Please help, is it possible to boot windows from msata SSD installed in pcie slot


    Probably not.
    Your motherboard and the BIOS needs to support that. Given the lack of a proper mSATA port, unlikely.


    Thanks , was kinda thinking the same. Can I purchase a mSata to SSD enclousure and then connect it to a ODD port on my motherboard and then boot windows from their?

    https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/348092252/7mm_Ultrathin_mSATA_to_2_5_SATA_3_SSD_Adapter_Case_Black_Green.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwh9_bBRA_EiwApObaOL3e577iko3xqgPYdSCOONAsjcBk8F9QCIP1jvueWsDymUH-5vQgfRoCCEcQAvD_BwE



    This is a desktop system?
    If so, just connect it to a regular SATA port on the motherboard.
  7. USAFRet said:
    prvt.alain said:
    USAFRet said:
    Quote:
    Please help, is it possible to boot windows from msata SSD installed in pcie slot


    Probably not.
    Your motherboard and the BIOS needs to support that. Given the lack of a proper mSATA port, unlikely.


    Thanks , was kinda thinking the same. Can I purchase a mSata to SSD enclousure and then connect it to a ODD port on my motherboard and then boot windows from their?

    https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/348092252/7mm_Ultrathin_mSATA_to_2_5_SATA_3_SSD_Adapter_Case_Black_Green.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwh9_bBRA_EiwApObaOL3e577iko3xqgPYdSCOONAsjcBk8F9QCIP1jvueWsDymUH-5vQgfRoCCEcQAvD_BwE



    This is a desktop system?
    If so, just connect it to a regular SATA port on the motherboard.
  8. USAFRet said:
    prvt.alain said:
    USAFRet said:
    Quote:
    Please help, is it possible to boot windows from msata SSD installed in pcie slot


    Probably not.
    Your motherboard and the BIOS needs to support that. Given the lack of a proper mSATA port, unlikely.


    Thanks , was kinda thinking the same. Can I purchase a mSata to SSD enclousure and then connect it to a ODD port on my motherboard and then boot windows from their?

    https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/348092252/7mm_Ultrathin_mSATA_to_2_5_SATA_3_SSD_Adapter_Case_Black_Green.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwh9_bBRA_EiwApObaOL3e577iko3xqgPYdSCOONAsjcBk8F9QCIP1jvueWsDymUH-5vQgfRoCCEcQAvD_BwE



    This is a desktop system?
    If so, just connect it to a regular SATA port on the motherboard.
  9. I already have two hard drives connected to my desktops two available SATA HDD ports, and I have a DVD drive connected to the one ODD, thus I only have ONE open ODD port still available - will that work and will I get normal 6GB/s speed type ie +- 200 to 300 read and write speeds?
  10. prvt.alain said:
    I already have two hard drives connected to my desktops two available SATA HDD ports, and I have a DVD drive connected to the one ODD, thus I only have ONE open ODD port still available - will that work and will I get normal 6GB/s speed type ie +- 200 to 300 read and write speeds?


    If it is a SATA III port, doesn't matter if it is a DVD drive or an SSD.
    If it is something else...only your motherboard user manual knows for sure.
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