M.2 ???

XWrench3

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SO, as some of you know, i had to install a new motherboard to my system. this new motherboard has 2 M.2 connectors. the way i undestand this, is one slot is to connect into sata 6gps, and the other connects to pcie connection. so I have a question about this M.2 connectors, and a M.2 device at Newegg. this is the page from my motherboard, https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA1151/PRIME_B250-PLUS/E12111_PRIME_B250-PLUS_UM_web.pdf and this is the add from Newegg, https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-512...16&cm_sp=Dailydeal_SS-_-20-009-016-_-06272021 . i initially thought this would work, but then i took a good look, and the 1.3 after the pcie and i do not understand what that means. would this be compatible? does gigabyte make good products? or should i get a different brand? after this MSI motherboard thing, i am leary of buying any electronics from anybody without consultation.
  • Interface: PCI-Express 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3
 

Joe C

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1.3 is the NVMe protocol version. You can use any NVMe drive you want, I would get this one:
https://www.newegg.com/sabrent-rocket-nvme-512gb/p/0D9-00JJ-00001

Or this one as an alternative over the Gigabyte.
https://www.newegg.com/silicon-power-p34a80-512gb/p/N82E16820301394?Description=sp nvme&cm_re=sp_nvme-_-20-301-394-_-Product
Those are both very nice drives.
You can also get a Samsung 970 EVO NVMe for the same price as the Sabrent drive
https://www.samsung.com/us/computin...drives/ssd-970-evo-nvme-m2-500gb-mz-v7e500bw/

Edit: Nevermind! They are all sold out for this price range :LOL:

 
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Joe C

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I would avoid those really cheap drives if you can. They are cheap because they have no on board memory and the performance will be dismal once you start using it to move any real data. They do not perform much better than a regular SSD, so do not waste your $$ on getting a $45. NVMe 500 gb drive
 
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