1. AceGoober

    Adata Switches NAND on XPG SX8200 Pro SSD Again, Affecting Performance

    Adata up to their old tricks again by swapping in SKHynix NAND, reducing performance by approximately 23%. I dislike when companies do this yet realize they cannot always get the same components. In this particular case there was no warning ahead of time nor labels to differentiate changes...
  2. Z

    Asus TUF Z270 "Dual M.2" question.

    My gaming rig's mobo is an older ASUS Maximus Hero VII. The board disables items when in "m.2" mode. I also have a Asus TUF Z270 that I don't see anything listed as being disabled when using m.2 drives. So my questions about the ASUS TUF Z270 are this. 1. It looks like it has two M.2 Slots...
  3. S

    (SOLD OUT) XPG GAMMIX S7 Series: 2TB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive $204.99 NewEgg

    NewEgg has this XPG GAMMIX S7 Series: 2TB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive as a shellshocker deal for 204.99 reg 299.99, i haven't used this brand though 3500/3000MB/s read and write
  4. luisxd

    HP ZBook 15 G2 SSD M.2 question

    I want to buy a m.2 ssd for this laptop but I've read that it has some sort of limitations in the bios when it comes to the m.2 slot, anyone has had any experience with this particular model? Thanks in advance.
  5. Zarathustra[H]

    8x PCIe to two 4x m key NVME m.2 adapter?

    Has anyone seen one of these? Does it exist? In my googling I've had a difficult time finding one. There are a few dual adapters out there, but they all seem to only hvae one M key slots for NVME and the other slot is for SATA only. Appreciate any suggestions.
  6. cageymaru

    Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB & G.SKILL Aegis 16GB DDR4 3000 $129.98

    Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive, G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel Z170 Platform Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3000C16D-16GISB is $129.98 newegg...
  7. Axdrenalin

    ASUS VivoBook Laptop m.2 swap

    I'm interested in picking one of these ASUS laptops up for my youngest son who is entering high school next year. My first line of thinking is to upgrade the 128GB m.2 drive with a higher capacity, but don't know how easy it is to get to, so I was wondering if anyone here on the [H] has any...
  8. cageymaru

    Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SSD Is $113 @Amazon

    Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD4 https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-NAND-2280SS-Internal/dp/B0784SY515 Don't forget to click the 5% off coupon box on the page under the price!
  9. dvsman

    WD Black m.2 1tb NVME SSD for $199

    Warm? Not sure how good the WD Black m.2 drives are but I'll give them a shot at this price and this level of claimed performance. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP7FS6170&Description=wd%201tb%20nvme&cm_re=wd_1tb_nvme-_-20-250-099-_-Product I'm in for 2 to try some m.2...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Innodisk Launches 4K M.2 Graphics Card

    According to the Japanese site PCWatch, Innodisk launched the "industry's first industrial M.2 connected video card" yesterday. While the product doesn't seem to be listed on their website yet, Innodisk currently lists 2 older mPCIe GPUs, and unveiled the 4K M.2 card in a press release back in...
  11. L

    MSI GT75 + 2*970 pr0's in RAID setup, good idea?

    I currently have 1 NVME card installed in my rig, it's the PM961. After comparing the numbers between it, and the 970 pro, I can only fathom running 2 970 pro's in RAID. However this will be the first time I have a raid setup. Do you think there's anything better than what I proposed...
  12. GDI Lord

    NVME Storage Options for a Mobo with No M.2 Slot

    Hi What options are available to people with motherboards like mine, an MSI B150M Mortar, that doesn't have an M.2 Slot for storage? I'm currently running Win10 from a 500GB Samsung 750 EVO as my C:. I'm very happy with it, I'm just curious as to future upgrade paths. Broadly: What PCIe NVME...
  13. R

    Samsung Releases 970 PRO and EVO SSDs

    Samsung has announced today the 970 PRO and EVO solid state drives. The new M.2 drives are using the latest V-NAND technology and an all new Phoenix controller to give speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s read and 2,700 MB/s write, which is nearly 30% faster sequential writes than the 960 series, as well...
  14. FrgMstr

    INTEL SSD 760P SERIES M.2 SSD Launches Today

    The new Intel SSD 760p Series combines Intel 3D NAND technology with Intel’s world-class quality leadership to deliver PCIe performance, high capacity and low power consumption for desktop and mobile platforms. I have uploaded the complete Press Briefing (PDF) for your viewing pleasure...
  15. D

    PCIe adapter for SAMSUNG 950 PRO ,can you help me?

    hi i have an asus motherboard z-97K and i would like to use a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 i need PCIe adapter i have a PCIe 3 for my x16 mode and i have 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 x4 mode for the SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 & PCIe adapter i would like to install windows 10 on SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280...
  16. B

    Is there a way for me to fit a 2280 M.2 in MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (Supports 2242 and 2260)?

    I am from India and there are zero 2242 or 2260 M.2 256 GBs available here. I have this motherboard, I was wondering if it was possible to fit a 2280 in it. The specifications say upto 2260. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here. There definitely is space for a 2280 as I can...
  17. Cerulean

    Adapter for cloning HDD to M.2 ??

    Greetings! I'm a huge fan of Apricorn's ASW-USB3-25 (SATA to USB3) and AMSW-USB3 (mSATA to USB3) products that use a custom-branded version of HD Clone Pro called EZ Gig IV. It works great, simply, and easily! Now, I am looking for a rock solid reliable USB 3.x tool for M.2 SSDs (multi-key?)...
  18. FrgMstr

    MSI Z270 Gaming M7 LGA 1151 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI Z270 Gaming M7 LGA 1151 Motherboard Review - MSI’s Z270 Gaming M7 is based on the somewhat uninteresting Z270 Express chipset but never fear, MSI’s latest generation of motherboards brings a few new features to the table, building on the stability, quality, and innovation the brand is...
  19. R

    Looking for help with finding specific motherboard for my system

    Hello all, first time poster here (Referred to by a friend) My current situation is as follows: I will be buying the I7-7700K and overclocking it near 5Ghz or under. Due to my current older chipset I have to upgrade my motherboard for this 1151 socket. What I'd like is the new lineup of Z270...
  20. J

    M.2, U.2 or 2.5 best NVMe ssd on z270 or AM4?

    I'm trying to figure out which NVMe ssd is best for boot-up time, loading games and general over-all experience to go along with the new z270 or AM4 motherboards. I have never had an ssd yet so, I'll have to wait and see what the benchmarks say to help chose Intel or AMD. I planned on a z270...
  21. dominathan

    Samsung 960 Pro?

    Anyone else still waiting for theirs? I pre-ordered Nov 3rd on Amazon for the 512GB, and it still hasn't shipped. I've seen some people have received theirs. Anyone on here?
  22. B

    Why are contacts missing on this M.2 module?

    I want to replace a preinstalled Qualcomm Atheros WiFi/Bluetooth M.2 2230 card on my motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII Impact) with another that has better driver support. This is what the card I want to replace looks like. As you can see, its edge connector has all of its contacts (the...
  23. L

    Booting Windows 7 From an M.2 on an Asus Mini-ITX Mobo Is ... Not Suggested by Asus

    An email was sent to Asus asking: "Is there a problem with using the ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard when the boot drive is a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512 GB SSD (MZ-V5P512BW) that will contain the 64 bit version of Windows 7 loaded onto the M.2 drive" To which Asus replied: "In order to boot...
  24. O

    Looking for best, basic, but awesome Asus Mobo

    I'm about to build a new 6700 Skylake system, and it's been a while since I've built a box from scratch. I'm thinking the ASUS Maximus VIII line, but their higher end boards are more than I need. Would anyone mind giving me their thoughts based on my criteria? Most dedicated lanes to support...
  25. Q

    Can you run a GPU off a M.2 slot?

    I've been reading about the Skull Canyon NUCs. They come with two M.2 slots. These slots are PCIe3 x4. So I'm wondering if you could run a GPU off one of them? With a ribbon cable to a x16 slot, that is. I'm thinking that current might be an issue, but could that be resolved if the card had a...
  26. The Internal

    Best mini-ITX with M.2 2280 support?

    Howdy all. Researching LGA 1151 motherboards and am trying to find the best mini-ITX board with support for the Samsung 950 Pro M.2-2280 SSD at full speed. Google has been slow going. The ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac board is one of the few that I've found that sounds like it has...
  27. T

    AMD AM3+ Motherboards with PCIe 3.0?

    Apparently there's only one in existence, the Sabertooth 990FX Gen3 R2.0 which came out back in 2013: SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 - Overview I recently purchased a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe 512GB M.2 drive, along with a Lycom DT-120 adapter to use in my older Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard, which uses...
  28. C

    Samsung 950 Pro m.2 in a mini-ITX case?

    Can this work? I am looking to install one in the sugo SG13 which I am concerned about temperatures already: But I See the Samsung 950 pro 2280 m.2 drive can get up to 100 degrees Celsius! Will this cause any issues or would it be no problem?
  29. C

    Looking to jump into my first mini ITX build but need some help

    1. What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming, Photoshop (or other intensive programs), Web browsing, strictly HTPC/Playback, etc. (If you have multiple things you want to do with the system, make sure you rank them from most important to least important). Poker programs, which is lots of open...
  30. L

    ASUS Z170 MoBos: which will allow raiding 2 M.2s + 2 U.2s still having 2 free sata ports?

    Hi everybody I would appreciate a clarification on the possibility of configuring a bootable raid 10 with 2 Samsung 950 PROs + 2 Intel 750 SSDs, still keeping 2 extra free sata ports for hard drives. I was considering either the Maximus Extreme or the Z170-WS or the Z170-Premium which comes...