8 months ago
So I recently upgraded to a 500 GB Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe M.2 as a boot drive for my Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 3 motherboard system. Unbeknown to me, my old motherboard isn't exactly compatible with NVMe.
I'm unable to boot via the bios; changes to drive boot priority settings don't save and I get glitchy extra boot drive options which, when selected, show up as the NVMe drive. However, I am able to boot from the NVMe via the F12 boot menu.
If I continue to use this drive in this way will there be detrimental effects? I understand I'm not going to be getting the full potential speed performance of the NVMe, but at some point I'll be biting the bullet and upgrading to more up to date hardware, so don't want to return it.
Would it be sensible to get a M.2 PCIe Adaptor? I far as I understand, I would not be able to boot from the adaptor, but could still use it as a storage drive with less glitchyness? I could then get a small capacity 2.5 inch SSD to boot from...