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M.2 NVMe SSD compatibility for ASRock B450M Steel legend

Hello, I'm building a new pc with mb

ASRock B450M steel legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard.

 

I'm wondering which nvme ssd will be better since i have read across many forums people experiencing issues where they Can't boot from M.2 NVMe SSD:

 

Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

 

or

 

Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

 

I'm also open to suggestions about alternative ssd, preferably 500gb.

 

Thanks

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WDS500G2B0B-00YS70 from WD and 

MX500 Series-CT500MX500SSD4 from Crucial are on qualified vendor list.  Get one of those.

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26 minutes ago, B14nnc4 said:

Hello, I'm building a new pc with mb

ASRock B450M steel legend Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard.

 

I'm wondering which nvme ssd will be better since i have read across many forums people experiencing issues where they Can't boot from M.2 NVMe SSD:

 

Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

 

or

 

Crucial P2 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

 

I'm also open to suggestions about alternative ssd, preferably 500gb.

 

Thanks

Both SSDS have problems. 
the WDB is SATA, while the P2 has no DRAM Cache.

 

here are some better options - 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/VwbwrH/adata-xpg-sx6000-pro-512-gb-m2-2280-solid-state-drive-asx6000pnp-512gt-c


https://pcpartpicker.com/product/RykgXL/kingston-a2000-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-sa2000m8500g

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/sXqBD3/adata-swordfish-500-gb-m2-2280-nvme-solid-state-drive-aswordfish-500g-c

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9 minutes ago, Downkey said:

 

Well it depends on *WHICH* WD Blue.

The WD Blue SN550 is a NVMe SSD, but it is a DRAM-less SSD.

That said, on the budget, it performs quite well for day-to-day tasks.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/wd-blue-sn550-m2-nvme-ssd-review-best-dramless-ssd-yet

 

ADATA Swordfish being also DRAM-less, the WD SN550 actually performs better.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/adata-swordfish-nvme-ssd-review/2

 

 

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