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SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB and Asus LGA1150 Z97 MAXIMUS VII HERO

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Can anyone please check and verify is the newest Samsung SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB compatible with the motherboard Asus LGA1150 Z97 MAXIMUS VII HERO?

I tried comparing the specifications but i am not familiar with tech so i don't want to make an expensive mistake.

Thank you very much for helping me out.

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yes you can use it on that motherboard but you will not get the full speed it's capable of because the m2 slot on that motherboard is a pcie 2.0x2 slot and for full performance it needs to be a pcie 3.0x4 slot. in other words it only uses 2 pcie lanes to transfer data instead of the 4 lanes needed for full performance of the nvme drive.


it'll still be faster than any sata ssd drive though.

important thing to note also is this :-


The PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIEX4_3) shares bandwith with PCIe 2.0 x1 and M.2 slot. The default setting is Auto Mode, which automatically optimizes the system bandwidth. If you install a PCIe 2.0 x4 device, the system will automatically detect and disable PCIe 2.0 x1 and M.2 slot.





something for you to consider :- http://www.techspot....ata-vs-hdd.html

personally i don't think the cost vs the benefits are worth buying that nvme drive on your system especially if you already have a fast ssd drive. when you next upgrade your pc so the motherboard can fully utilize the nvme drives that's when i'd suggest getting one.

Edited by terry1966, 10 April 2017 - 01:40 PM.

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