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Would M.2 be compatible?

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Holy damn, I totally overlooked that. I was just staring at that SSD section :)
In any case, I already bought it and it works!
Had some issues with installing though.

First wanted to clone my whole boot partition, but for some reason it didn't want the boot part.
Then I tried installing windows 8 on it separately. Then he said he couldn't boot into it or something.
Googled some, disconnected all my other drives, worked like a charm.

But I saw posts from people who where looking for this for weeks, so I'm pretty happy with the outcome :)

So thanks in any case!
James

PS: Oh yeah, I'll just drop a CrystalDiskMark bench here... 
Crystal.png

Hi guys,

So I was thinking about upgrading my old 2-in-1 HDD/SDD combo (which I have countless stutter issues with becasue of bad drivers) to a fully fledged SSD.
My motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5) has an M.2 slot and I was thinking to put a 512GB Samsung 950 Pro in it.

But I was browsing the web for some reviews, and one of the things I heard was that it uses the newer NVME protocol and that older CPU/Motherboards wouldn't be able to boot from it (which is my plan acutally).
I went and checked the SSD support list, but there are only SATA SSD's there, so I'm not quite sure if I'd be able to boot from it.

Some insight from someone more experienced in this would be amazing!

Thanks already!,
James

PS: Oh yeah, more PC specs
 

  • CPU
    Intel i7 4790K
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 5
  • RAM
    32GB HyperX Savage
  • GPU
    2 x GTX 970 SLI
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There is a list of supporting m.2 SSDs in the support and downloads section for that board, but the 950 pro isn't listed.

 

In fact the only 512GB m.2 SSD that is listed is the Samsung XP941 which is (at least where I was looking) significantly cheaper then the 950 pro

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Holy damn, I totally overlooked that. I was just staring at that SSD section :)
In any case, I already bought it and it works!
Had some issues with installing though.

First wanted to clone my whole boot partition, but for some reason it didn't want the boot part.
Then I tried installing windows 8 on it separately. Then he said he couldn't boot into it or something.
Googled some, disconnected all my other drives, worked like a charm.

But I saw posts from people who where looking for this for weeks, so I'm pretty happy with the outcome :)

So thanks in any case!
James

PS: Oh yeah, I'll just drop a CrystalDiskMark bench here... 
Crystal.png

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