Dear Intel Team
A week ago on I successfully installed Optane hardware/drivers/software on an older SSD (840EVO). Then the OS decided to corrupt the disk (nothing to do with Optane) and I had to buy and clean install on a new nvme drive (with the old Optane still installed in the second M2 slot). At this point I did not change any settings in the BIOS.
So, i go to re-install the software to get things back up and running and now I get the unsupported mode error message.
I have gone back into the BIOS, checked specs against the Optane guides and added a 500mb unallocated slot to the end of the nvme (GPT) drive but disabling CMS stops my boot drive working at all. Boot/SATA mode: IRST / CSM tried both disabled and enabled). Latest BIOS for board installed V1205 (or similar)
I have 4 partitions on the boot drive (SYS@500mb / OS@930gb / NTFS@478mb / Unallocated@496mb) / Now showing as Basic MBR even though it was GPT when installed!
The Optane disk shows up as 27.25gb Unallocated / Basic MBR
New system (which I know works from last weeks install) is:
ASUS ROG STRIX H270F GAMING
32 GB DDR4 2400
BOOT DRIVE: 1TB NVME WD BLACK
Checking the installed Intel files I see:
Intel Network Connection Drivers V22.9 (this was also a massive headache to get the LAN drivers installed on this board)!
Intel Management Engine Components V126.96.36.1999
Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extensions V188.8.131.520
The install logs are as below:
I am somewhat confused and desperate to know what to do, can anyone help?
I use my system 16 hours a day and am somewhat desperate to get things solved and optimized again.
Thanks, in advance.