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M.2 ssd drive instead of traditional SSD

kimosabe

62 months ago

It was recommended for my build I add an M.2 style SSD that sits on the motherboard. I'm new to M.2 so could I get suggestions?

Also, if I do M.2 I would want

On my Asus mobo, "X99-Deluxe supports installation of up to two PCIe M.2 x4 SSDs" what does the x4 mean, can I install 2 quantity or 4?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kimosabe/saved/37P9TW

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No...x4 is the speed (like PCI-e x16).

With that board you can use a total of 2 M.2 SSD's, one directly on the board (socket near SATA ports) or with an add-on card to socket in a PCI-e slot (shares bandwidth with PCIe x16_5 slot).

M.2 is strictly for future proofing at this time since few SSD's are fast enough to utilize the extra bandwidth.

Here's a completed build with the 5820K and an M.2 SSD http://pcpartpicker.com/b/BxVYcf

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks. now, I just read this article and it look like I'm better off just using a Single M.2 SSD or a single regular SSD than doing Raid 0 with dual SSD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-raid-benchmark,3485-13.html

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