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Thread: Booting from PCI-e

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008

    Default Booting from PCI-e

    I'm looking at getting an OCZ revo drive, but I can't seem to find anything that confirms I'm able to boot off PCI-e on my motherboard manufacturers website.

    I'm looking at getting the OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX. - OCZ RevoDrive OCZSSDPX-1RVD0080 PCI-Express x4 80GB PCI Express MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    My mobo is the Gigabyte GA-MA780G-UD3H

    GIGABYTE GA-MA780G-UD3H (Rev. 1.0) | Emaplaadid - Specification

    Is is highly likely that the board is able to boot from pci-e, or is it pretty risky and should not be done unless you know for sure that you can do it?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Ontario, Canada

    Default Re: Booting from PCI-e

    I would say it's a pretty safe bet that you should be able to boot from it. It's not so much whether you can boot off of PCIe, but rather whether the RevoDrive has a bootable controller. Assuming that others are booting from it, then you'll be able to as well.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Default Re: Booting from PCI-e

    I'm in the same boat. Reading the OCZ forums for compatibility is not very helpful as they only have 4 manufacturers MSI, ASUS, EVGA and Gigabyte. I know that AsRock is made by ASUS but that doesn't help much considering that they don't have the same p/n. As far as assuming that it will work on most mobo's it a bad idea, mostly because most boards do not support pci-e boot capability.

    I am using an AsROCK Penryn1600SLI-110dB. I want to buy one of the OCZ Revodrives any insight would be much appreciated.

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