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    M2 SSD compatiblity

    I have an EVGA X99 Micro 2 motherboard with a Samsung SM951 512GB M2 SSD (mzhpv512hdgl-00000) which apparently has a read speed of 2150MB/s which I'm thinking of replacing with a 1TB.

    Would something like the Samsung 980 1 TB PCIe 3.0 (up to 3.500 MB/s) NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-V8V1T0BW) be compatible? The specs of my MOBO suggests the M2 slot supports 'upto 32GB/s'

    Am I right in assuming the Samsung 980 which is faster would be OK but limited to 32GB/s?

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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    Quote Originally Posted by LesC View Post
    I have an EVGA X99 Micro 2 motherboard with a Samsung SM951 512GB M2 SSD (mzhpv512hdgl-00000) which apparently has a read speed of 2150MB/s which I'm thinking of replacing with a 1TB.

    Would something like the Samsung 980 1 TB PCIe 3.0 (up to 3.500 MB/s) NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (MZ-V8V1T0BW) be compatible? The specs of my MOBO suggests the M2 slot supports 'upto 32GB/s'

    Am I right in assuming the Samsung 980 which is faster would be OK but limited to 32GB/s?

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    32GB/s is still nine times the speed of the Samsung 980.
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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    The manual/website actually says "32Gbps" thats GigaBITS per second.

    Thats 4000MB/s.

    Whilst not 9 times the speed, is still more than the drive is rated at, so its fine.

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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    Does the X99 platform support NVME based m2 ssd's ?



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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    Quote Originally Posted by Apex View Post
    Does the X99 platform support NVME based m2 ssd's ?
    Oh good point.

    The manual says the M.2 socket supports "PCI-e 3.0 4x", suggesting NVMe is supported, but it doesnt explicitly state it.

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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    PCIe m.2 is NVME
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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    Here is a good guide. M.2 is a form factor. Nvme is in the interface :

    https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/nvme-vs-m2
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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    I'm running a 980 pro on mine which I put all my gaming on. Nice choice
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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Here is a good guide. M.2 is a form factor. Nvme is in the interface :

    https://www.redhat.com/sysadmin/nvme-vs-m2
    NVME to me is the protocol, a interface would be something like a pci slot, in this case the interface is the m2 key and the protocol is nvme; or at least thats how i understand it



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    Re: M2 SSD compatiblity

    Clear as mud

    1x M.2
    -M.2 Socket 3 (Key M), M.2 needs to be enabled in BIOS as it is shared
    with PE3. M.2 uses PCI-E 3.0 x4, with speeds up to 32 Gb/s.
    https://www.evga.com/support/manuals...5_Part1_v2.pdf



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