AOC-SLG3-2M2 to Bifurcate or not Bifurcate on X9DRi-LN4F+

kagurazakakotori

New Member
Mar 5, 2017
21
15
3
50
Has anyone tried bifurcation on the latest “3.4” for X9DR3-F/X9DRi-F dated 6/30/2020?
I am now using the 3.4 bios with nvme boot modded, the bifurcation works well. However, sometimes only 2 devices on my x16 to 4x M.2 adapter is detected, this can be solved easily by performing a power cycle.
 

bbqdt

Member
Sep 15, 2019
52
23
8
Cool, but this is a perfect example of why you can't trust companies release notes ;-). They stick changes in that they don't mention.
 

haxxa

New Member
Nov 2, 2020
5
0
1
Anyone tested the X9SRi-F model with Bifurcation, it hasn't received a BIOS upgrade to 3.4 and I suppose it would have issues similar to X9DRi on 3.3?
 

Mizerka

New Member
Aug 29, 2020
9
5
3
Anyone tested the X9SRi-F model with Bifurcation, it hasn't received a BIOS upgrade to 3.4 and I suppose it would have issues similar to X9DRi on 3.3?
did you check for new bios on SM page? the new ones have since been added to the downloads last I checked. If it's similar issue then you can probably chase support for it.
 

cferra

New Member
Jun 27, 2016
14
0
1
37
Can’t speak for that board but - echoing mizerka - the fixed bios for the Dri-f has been officially released!
Also I was able to test it with an asus quad nvme card and it works perfectly!
 

haxxa

New Member
Nov 2, 2020
5
0
1
did you check for new bios on SM page? the new ones have since been added to the downloads last I checked. If it's similar issue then you can probably chase support for it.
Looking on the product page and support page the newest BIOS is 3.3 :

1604397466203.png

Are you suggesting I contact SM via email support?, I thought as the MB is EOL I would just be told no support is available.

EDIT: It is supported in the 3.3 BIOS.
 
Last edited:

josh

Active Member
Oct 21, 2013
427
101
43
Gonna add this before I unwatch this thread, the 3.4 official bios from SM fixed the bifurcation problem for me on X9DRI-F.
 

John M.

New Member
Mar 7, 2016
26
0
1
41
I can also confirm that nvme drives are recognized in the ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card V2. However I don't know if they work simultaneous as I only have one drive as of yet. I'm on 3.4.

I just put the one drive in slots 1-4 and it got recognized every time on boot in windows.

Haven't figured out if I'm able to boot from it yet. UEFI is still kind of a mystery to me.
 
Last edited:

John M.

New Member
Mar 7, 2016
26
0
1
41
I can also confirm that nvme drives are recognized in the ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card V2. However I don't know if they work simultaneous as I only have one drive as of yet. I'm on 3.4.

I just put the one drive in slots 1-4 and it got recognized every time on boot in windows.

Haven't figured out if I'm able to boot from it yet. UEFI is still kind of a mystery to me.
Just to update my previous post, I'm not able to get more then one SSD running. All slots function but not at the same time, which kind of defeats the purpose of this specific card. I'll be getting the AOC-SLG3-2M2 to have two slots available.