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  1. https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507 This is the supported board list.
  2. The only time I would do this is if you had spare parts and were building something to get rid of them. I did this last year with a bunch of laptop HDDs and 16/32GB Optane modules. I also had a bunch of DDR4 SODIMMs. I bought a bunch of those cheap i3 based NUCs and made mini PCs that I donated. I had all these leftover parts from building and testing stuff but as far as going out and buying, its just not worth it. Buy a cheap SSD.
  3. Its hard to take advantage of their technology in a consumer PC. The super low latency will make things like booting and loading apps slightly faster but only in benchmarks, you would not be able able to "feel" it. I have played around with them and for a time caching a cheap 4TB SATA SSD to a 58GB 800P Optane drive let you have 4TB of blazing storage but now that 4TB NVMe M.2 drives are here even that use case is obsolete. Intel botched just about everything when it came to the consumer launch: 1. too small 2. too expensive 3. too many strange form factors 4. all of this
  4. RAID 0 slows down 4KQ1T1 performance, which is what makes an OS feel snappy.
  5. I wish BIOS updates didn't do this. I have seen more than a few cases where updating BIOS changes the mode and the RAID vanishes. There does not seem to be any official protocol when it comes to BIOS updates and retained settings, its kind of random vendor to vendor. On a positive note switching back to RAID mode will typically bring the RAID back with all of the data intact.
  6. Curiosity got the best of me and I put some google images together. There is no way in hell that these 2 standards are even slightly compatible outside of both fitting in the same slot.
  7. I am away for quite a while but when I get back (March) I'll come back to this thread with pics of the pins from different cards. I did some side by side when I was trying my upgrade and if I remember correctly there are pretty major inconsistencies between the AX200 and AX201 on the back side of the card.
  8. This was my experience as well when I attempted to install the AX200 in my laptop with a CNVio port. My understanding is that CNVio is designed for wireless cards that export functionality to the CPU so it is unlikely that a BIOS update will change anything. The report of an AX200 being fully functional after replacing a CNVio card implies that perhaps there is also a port that supports both standards (like M.2 that supports both NVMe and SATA). If this exists, Intel has done nothing to document it.
  9. According to this the 1550i and 9560 are the same underlying chip: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000026140/network-and-i-o/wireless-networking.html Both are CNVio so you may have compatibility issues with the AX200. If you do either the bluetooth or wireless wont be available. If the AX200 works out of the box you are lucky as there is no chance that the AX201 will work. It will be interesting to see how your upgrade goes. This thread is more or less cataloging the compatibility of AX200/AX201 since Intel does not seem to give 2 craps about
  10. I own and use one of these cars in 4X RAID mode. First of all, if you buy one make sure its the V2. The V2 of this card improved the power delivery circuitry and is far more stable. As for supported motherboards you can find the list here: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1037507 The maximum supported drive configuration is listed for each motherboard, you are looking for 4x4x4x4, these are the only boards that will allow 4 drives to be used with the Hyper 16X. The document isn't very clear with your board so I wouldn't try it. IMO the Hyper 16x is really only
  11. RAID 0 slows down 4KQ1T1 speed which is what you feel on an OS drive. NVME RAID 0 is really only good if you are moving massive files around a lot. For example if you were moving ISOs and blu-ray rips around within the array or between arrays NVMe RAID will be noticeable faster. Other than that, its really only good for making very large drives. For example you could RAID 4 4TB NVMe drives to make a 16TB volume. That is a hell of a lot of data at risk from RAID 0 though so you had better have good backups. Unfortunately Optane has crappy price, form factors and c
  12. I wish it didn't look this way but it sure looks like the tried and true marketing method of selling a cheap product that you know people are unlikely to return when it does not work. The other part that pisses me off is that it is very clear that Intel has done literally nothing to inform their support of this incompatibility, literally nothing to specify incompatibility anywhere you can buy these and literally nothing in their own online documentation to specify compatibility outside of adding a '2' to the line where it mentions CNVio2. These are the compatibility links for both the AX
  13. They are easy to find but you have to know what CPU you are looking for. Gen 10 i7s have AX201 compatibility so if you go to a site like newegg and filter for laptops with gen 10 and AX wireless you can see that these do exist: https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100006740 601343206 601333040
  14. The big issue I believe has to do with Intel scrambling to deal with pressure from AMD and literally losing track of CNVio1 VS. CNVio2 compatibility. Look at what happens when you search for "CNVio2" on Intel's actual site: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/search.html?ws=text#q="CNVIO2"&t=All At this time there is a grand total of 1 search result and all that is is a link to the AX201 page. Intel support has still refused to address my reply BTW. I reported that there is a distinct incompatibility with easy to replicate conditions and all I got was crickets. I bet
  15. My understanding is that if you put a PICe card in a CNVio slot that you will either lose wifi or bluetooth. The one time I tried this I had that result.