Need reommendation on gigabyte or Asus Motherboard with triple m.2 SATA connector

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  1. Happy Hopping

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  2. Rashean700

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    Your missing a bit in info of your looking for....I.e. Intel only? Which series are you looking for? Are you looking to raid or just use m.2 as your normal storage...
     
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    I only want Intel and just JBOD config. will be fine, RAID is now over rated and waste some of my GB

    After that post, I FINALLY found one, it's not from Asus or Gigabyte, as I can't find one that has 3 x SATA M.2, Gigabyte has 1 that c/w 2 x SATA M.2 + 1 x PCIE M.2

    but I found MSI Z270 Xpower
     
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    Good choice I myself have the m7 z270 and it has 3x m.2 slots for what you looking for. No issues since I bought it on launch day. I would recommend it also. Yeah if you use 2x Samsung 960 drives you’ll max the transfer rate between them in raid if you went that route.
     
  5. Happy Hopping

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    This will be the 1st time I use a MSI motherboard. I have been using Asus and gigabyte for 20+ years. What's your opinion on MSI motherboard?

    On this end, the only thing that I have heard from MSI that is impressive is their mechanical keyboard laptop
     
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    I am have a collection of just about all major and industrial brands. I have used Msi the least of all. They didn’t really make me want to spend the money but I the z270 line looked much better than most of the previous series they have. I have had 0 issues with mine and it’s my main pc. The lighting is also very bright red and matches my ram perfectly.
     
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    So it's been about 10 mth. since you start using it?

    With my Asus, it's the dual Xeon workstation motherboard, about 5 times per year, it locks up during boot up. It's a BIOS bug, but I put up with it
     
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    Yeah I’ve had small issues such as that before with other boards but so far I haven’t. It runs 24/7 also so if a issue did come up I would notice it. Now I am having a cpu based issue with the gpu I’m windows 10 but I’m sure it’s a software one.
     
  9. Dermen

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    Asrock Z170 Extreme7 has 3x m.2 slots as well in case anybody searches in the future.
     
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    now you make me nervous before my purchase, what is the issue?
     
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    Nah don’t be it’s a driver issue...it’s been a decent board for me overall.
     
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    To be honest I’ve never updated then Bios since i bought it. I haven’t had any features not working to the fullest. I still haven’t had a hiccup but reviews like that might make ya wonder....but what those people are saying I have had issues like with Asus more than anything with exception of the TUF series boards. But it’s been running strong for almost 10 months 24/7 so it’s been good to me...
     
  16. Happy Hopping

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    Well, not evern one of them fail. It seems only 23%. So as long as you got one that last, good for you