I mean physicallyMartin said:Sorry, but I'm not sure what you mean with "installing". Is that related to installing the driver for it, or physically installing the drive into slot ?
Anyway, without a driver for the NVMe it's not possible to detect it. This would require low-level direct HW-access to the drive and such method could cause problems.
Maybe some ghost? any kind of dummy?Martin said:No. A driver requires the device to be present and communicate with it. Otherwise to what would be the driver talking, air inside the empty socket?
Well, I'm using HWInfo to see what buses are available on a motherboard (laptop) quite often. The way it is now, I don't know if it supports NVMe/PCIe unless I plug in an NMVe SSD - something I don't want to deal withMartin said:Sorry, but I don't understand the point of needing something like this.
Anyway, such an emulation of hardware devices would be possible only under virtual machines. But I doubt anyone would be willing to do something like that.