my motherboard is a biostar z270 racing gt4. the 32 gb optane m2. ballistix 8gbx4 dual channel 2400 ram, 820 evo sata Samsung ssd, it's on the list of supported motherboards.
basically I would like to know why it isn't discovering my bios when its on the supported list. I didn't put the most recent rts firmware into my windows iso. However, someone at intel did say it might be possible to install optane without doing that. In the bios the optane supported mode is enabled. However, the optane drive doesn't show up in device manager. I like the motherboard. do I simply need to format the optane drive. I have a recovery partition on the drive from the windows 10 install. I can delete it when I reinstall it. the bios is set to run in uefi mode instead of uefi and legacy. I could use intel drivers for the processor and gpu instead of the ones that came with the motherboard, but I don't really know what else to do to get windows and optane to recognize everything on the board.
I read the discussion about installing the new rst driver into windows 10 until it supports it but in the same discussion it was said this may not be necessary. Installing the drivers into the windows 10 iso may just be done to prevent data corruption. After optane memory installs and switches the drive to intel rapid storage premium with optane support, ahci mode can no longer be used. If it is used the computer crashes. When the sata drive was switched to this mode. my usb network stick stopped working. Hopefully, it is unrelated. There are a couple of important things I'm not sure about though. in ahci mode under device manager the optane memory module is recognized at least after I installed the chipsets excluding the rapid storage technology driver that came with the chipset. I tried it the first time I installed it but I was told rapid storage technology had to be uninstalled to install the newer rapid storage technology with optane support. anyway so long story short in disk management I can see the optane drive in ahci mode. I don't format it. I don't add gpt table or mbr. I thought formatting the drive would make things worse so I didn't do it. The biggest problem is it says I have an unsupported bios when it is on the list of intel optane compatible motherboards. I also tried to install the bios racing gt utility which is probably just for overclocking. I thought it might be firmware so I installed it. when I clicked to use the bios racing gt utility with the computer under intel rapid storage premium with optane. I got a bsod. Under firmware it still says system firmware. the board I use is similar enough to the one in the video that I noticed you didn't plug the sata drive into sata but instead into the two other ports next to it. According to the specifications sheet for biostar the sata 1 port shares the pci-e lane that intel optane memory uses or something. It just seems safer to use the optane drive as a normal drive and not have to worry about constant reinstalling of the operating system. however, what I thought makes optane fast is how it's integrated into the motherboard and if it doesn't recognize that memory controller. Its not going to be worth using.