How to Setup NVMe for Optimum Performance
It’s very easy to learn how to setup NVMe. This type of configuration is the foundation of any enterprise-level switching equipment – including Apple Macs, Linux machines and many other brands. However, finding and setting up the best BIOS for your specific machine is not always simple. Some older machines use a somewhat different setup than most today do. This article explains the basic BIOS settings that most machines use these days, and how to setup NVMe for maximum performance.
The primary difference between the normal and specialized BIOS is the difference between what’s called “non-volatile” and “volatile” memory formats. In a normal PC, the BIOS is programmed to set the state of the hard drive. When you turn on your machine, the PC registers itself as being ready to take on computer instructions from your computer – and then it keeps executing these instructions even when it isn’t performing any functions you want it to. The computer saves its state when it isn’t performing any tasks, so when you shut it down, the state it was in is lost.
How to setup NVMe for optimal performance is to instead install a special type of setup for NVMe memory in your PC? You’ll find this option in your standard BIOS. To access this BIOS setup, hold F2 at the BIOS setup option. You’ll notice that instead of a series of zeros, there are only two brackets that say Setup. To continue with the computer setup, press Enter.
Your PC will now load up your computer’s BIOS setup – where you can select which drives you’d like to boot your system from, and the operating system will load up and begin working. With a non-vmem based PC, this is very easy to do. Simply insert any existing drive into the reader or slot, whereupon you can start Windows normally. If your existing drive is a view based drive, you’ll notice that the system doesn’t boot up. It simply performs an ordinary BIOS task and then quits.
How to setup NVMe for optimal performance on non-vmem based systems is a bit more involved. The process is basically the same – just without the BIOS attached to the PC. In your normal BIOS setup, you’ll see various drives and options that allow you to select the device to boot your PC from. For our non NVMe based system, you need to boot up your computer in the “Safe Mode” that is built into the operating system. Safe Mode allows you to make alterations to settings without being locked out of them in the event of a crash, so it’s useful to always keep this mode loaded.
If your computer is not in Safe Mode, the only way to get into the BIOS is by booting it up in the “Safe Mode” using the appropriate drivers – for the most part, this includes the nvme ssd driver. Once in the BIOS, the drive that powers your computer – usually your desktop – will prompt you to insert a drive specification to join the queue. The next thing you’ll need to do is select a storage device. For our purposes here, we’ll use the most popular – and therefore cheapest – media driven device – the WDTVwriter. This drives an encrypted copy of your entire family movies, TV shows, music and games easily.
How to setup NVMe for optimum performance is really very simple – there are only a few steps involved. You just need to select your drives, select a partition for the data file, select a boot device (most people will select a DVD burner here) and follow the on screen prompts to install the software. You’ll then have access to your most recent bootable storage device and all of your most recent recordings. Once the software is installed, you’ll be able to search your files and folders, defragment them and install any new applications that came with your computer – all without pulling out your hair! It’s that easy.
The most important step is to disable your existing bios on the drives which are being used for storage and primary booting. Without a disabling of the existing bios, Windows will not able to load the devices when needed. You can easily do this by accessing the BIOS settings, going to Basic Information and then clicking the Storage tab. Click on the delete button on the storage device and note that you will no longer see your drives here and that Windows won’t be able to locate them in the memory if there is no disable m.2 SATA drive installed – in fact, it won’t even boot!