[CentOS] New laptop recomendation

Wed Nov 23 22:42:39 UTC 2016
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 11/23/2016 02:14 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
> IF that M.2 PCIe SSD is a NVMe drive, you might need to muck about 
> with drivers or newer kernels to get it working, but it may well work 
> in SATA mode 'out of box'. 

Just to clarify this:

Many modern Intel systems come configured for an Intel "RAID" mode.  
While configured for that mode, the SATA controller changes its PCI ID 
so that the standard Windows drivers don't bind to it, allowing the 
Intel RAID drivers to bind to it instead.  There are no Linux drivers 
that bind to the "RAID" mode PCI ID, though if you switch the controller 
to "standard" mode, Linux drivers will work normally.