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If I get a higher end M.2 SSD would the improvement be noticeable?

Yes definitely but it's not worth it.  

So I'm in the process of making my first build and heard that M.2 has a faster data transfer rate than the current connection. My motherboard, a Asus Maximus VIII Extreme ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016A44CU8 ) has an M.2 slot so I was wondering do I just attach my ssd to the M.2 slot and it will work? Also what exactly does it do? And can it be used with my hd as well?

My ssd is a Crucial BX100 250GB SATA ( www.amazon.com/dp/B00RQA6TEI ) and my hd is a wd caviar black 2tb ( www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJRS628 ).

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It would make zero difference if you used an M.2 to SATA adapter. 

 

It would only make a difference if you used a PCIe interfaced SSD such as the 950 PRO as it can utilize the PCIe mode of the M.2 slot.

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you need an m.2 ssd not a sata one

 

Or an adapter. But why?

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Or an adapter. But why?

m.2 isnt faster but doesnt it have a higher bandwidth or something?

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m.2 isnt faster but doesnt it have a higher bandwidth or something?

 

"But why?" was asking why he would want to unless he was out of SATA ports.

 

M.2 can be faster if utilized as a PCIe X4 slot. But in SATA mode, the slot does nothing for him over a typical SATA III port.

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I'm confused why M.2 is considered a big deal if it doesn't do anything?

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I'm confused why M.2 is considered a big deal if it doesn't do anything?

It has potential to be really fast and if you run out of drive bays for standard sata drives, an M.2 slot is a very versatile option.

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It has potential to be really fast and if you run out of drive bays for standard sata drives, an M.2 slot is a very versatile option.

So the basics are for my main/only ssd I should just use a normal sata connection and it will be just as good? Also I would need an M.2 ssd to even use the port?

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So the basics are for my main/only ssd I should just use a normal sata connection and it will be just as good? Also I would need an M.2 ssd to even use the port?

Unless you're getting a higher end M.2 SSD, I would just get a regular SATA drive.

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Unless you're getting a higher end M.2 SSD, I would just get a regular SATA drive.

If I get a higher end M.2 SSD would the improvement be noticeable?

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If I get a higher end M.2 SSD would the improvement be noticeable?

Yes definitely but it's not worth it.  

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