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Choosing an NVME

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, 

I am upgrading to an x570 gigabyte aorus motherboard in the coming days and whilst the boards say PCIe4/3.0 x4 NVME support I am still unsure which ones will actually fit into the board in the slots provided because I saw on a video somewhere that there are 3 different sizes or something.

 

Looking at a minimum 1TB of space for one,as I would hope to put at least part of my game library on there and use it as storage/write disk for my media and music ect. and take it off the old shitty loud mechanical one I am still using 10 years later.

 

Any help would be appreciated. 

Thanks

 

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It will fit M.2 2280 ones (which are 80mm long, logic applies to all of them) which is all you need to know because 99% of M.2 SSDs you can buy are in this length.

 

As for good models, my usual options are the Silicon Power A80, Adata SX8200 Pro, Corsair MP510, HP EX920 and HP EX950. WD Black/SN750 and Samsung 960 Evo/970 Evo/Evo Plus are better but usually too expensive, only buy those if the price is slightly higher.


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Hi Rweb

 

Most of the motherboards from Gigabyte i have seen support all 3 sizes of m.2 drives. Here is a little webpage i found explaining the differant sizes https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Overview-of-M-2-SSDs-586/#Physicalsizeandconnectors

 

In regards to what sort of drive you should get, well thats up to you. I assume that you will be running a 3rd generation 3XXX Ryzen processor which supports PCIE Gen 4 (Massive bandwidth, new 4th generation m.2 nvme drives are stupid quick).

 

With each differant drive you will compromise something:

  • PCIE 4.0 drives are super duper quick (Gigabyte make one that has a quoted "5000" MB/s read and a "2500" MB/s write speed. This is impressive stuff but since the technology is fairly new you pay a massive premium. A 1TB Gigabyte Aorus PCIE 4.0 drive will cost me £210 or $273.
  • PCIE 3.0 drives are still very quick though (around 3000MB/s read and write depending on the brand). so you've got to question whether you're willing to pay the extra money for more speed or save a bit of cash for the same storage amount whil having ever so slightly slower speeds.

Drives from samsung are regarded as very reliable even the 'budget' options. Your choice i guess, I hope this info helps :)

 

Theo.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thanks guys this was very helpful.

 

I do have a crucial P1 m.2 2280 that I bought for my current MSI B350 Tomahawk which says it has "NVMe support" and turbo M.2 but it just didnt seem to fit right into the motherboard, was I doing something wrong or is the drive not the right size for that particular motherboard?

 

Will be updating probably update to the x570 aorus elite wifi motherboard, unless someone else has better ideas or deals for under $400 AUD

 

 

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9 minutes ago, rweb439 said:

I do have a crucial P1 m.2 2280 that I bought for my current MSI B350 Tomahawk which says it has "NVMe support" and turbo M.2 but it just didnt seem to fit right into the motherboard, was I doing something wrong or is the drive not the right size for that particular motherboard?

There's only two orientation that you could try... Just make sure you use the standoff so the SSD doesnt get bent when screwed onto the board


CPU: i7-2600K 4751MHz 1.44V (software) --> 1.47V at the back of the socket Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 (BCLK: 103.3MHz) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 (XMP: 2133MHz 10-11-11-30 CR2, custom: 2203MHz 10-11-10-26 CR1 tRFC:230 tREFI:14000) GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual (Super Jetstream vbios, +70(2025-2088MHz)/+400(8.8Gbps)) SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz (150Hz max w/ DP, 121Hz max w/ HDMI) TN panel Keyboard: Logitech G610 Orion (Cherry MX Blue) with SteelSeries Apex M260 keycaps Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

 

Model: HP Omen 17 17-an110ca CPU: i7-8750H (0.125V core & cache, 50mV SA undervolt) GPU: GTX 1060 6GB Mobile (+80/+450, 1650MHz~1750MHz 0.78V~0.85V) RAM: 8+8GB DDR4-2400 18-17-17-39 2T Storage: 1TB HP EX920 PCIe x4 M.2 SSD + 1TB Seagate 7200RPM 2.5" HDD (ST1000LM049-2GH172), 128GB Toshiba PCIe x2 M.2 SSD (KBG30ZMV128G) gone cooking externally Monitor: 1080p 126Hz IPS G-sync

 

Desktop benching:

Cinebench R15 Single thread:168 Multi-thread: 833 

SuperPi (v1.5 from Techpowerup, PI value output) 16K: 0.100s 1M: 8.255s 32M: 7m 45.93s

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