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M.2 Hard Drive Question

Jimkirk363
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I have a ROG Crosshair VII AM4+ board running a 2700x.

 

Currently im using a Samsung Evo 970 in the bottom M.2 Port which on this board goes directly to the CPU if im correct.

 

What i wanna know is if i put a second M.2 in the PC would i be able to run it as a seperate drive and not in a Raid form and would it slow my current M.2 as the second would use the chipset instead.

 

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You'll be able to use an M.2 PCIE/NVME SSD in the second slot, which will run as it own independent SSD (I don't believe NVME RAID is supported on AM4, I thought only TR4.. I could be wrong).

Furthermore it might run slower because chipset lanes, but you wont see the difference in day to day usage. More in tests or heavy scenarios like loading a lot of video material from it.

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For regular usage, you don't need raid, raid will only makes your life complicated.

Set it to AHCI mode not raid.

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6 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

For regular usage, you don't need raid, raid will only makes your life complicated.

Set it to AHCI mode not raid.

My SATA SSD RAID0 works really fine, i did not have any issues so far...

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