Boot from NVMe (on PCIe card) on Asrock Rack EPC612D4U motherboard


I am running my homelab on an Asrock Rack EPC612D4U motherboard. So far I use an SSD as the boot drive, because I was never able to get it to boot from NVMe. I am using the NVMe on a PCIe card (Supermicro AOC-SLG3-2M2). Now I would like to move from a single SSD to a NVMe mirror to boot and tried my luck again.

I checked the BIOS settings and set all OpROM options to UEFI (also tried it with Legacy), because I found this recommendation online. Unfortunately, no luck.

Are there any other things I could try? Thanks in advance!

I found your thread(s) on reddit… (and on Level 1) :wink:

Another example, why people should start with telling what their actual goal and usecase is when asking questions. :wink:

Anyways, If I understand the reddit thread correctly, your goal is to move your Proxmox installation from a single SATA SSD to an NVMe mirror.

If that’s the case, you won’t gain much from using the NVMe drives as your boot drives (maybe one or two seconds faster boot times, if it makes any notebale diffrence at all) but as a matter of fact, you would be wasting valuable space on the faster NVMe drives, which would be better used for VMs.

SATA SSDs are cheap, so I’d recommend to buy another SATA SSD for your boot mirror and the OS, and then use the faster NVMe drives exklusively for VMs and containers.

Thanks, very good point - did not think about it that way! Will do that.

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