1. Zarathustra[H]

    PSA: Asus DIMM.2 M.2 risers get HOT

    So, if you have a modern high end Asus motherboard you have probably seen these quirky dual M.2 risers that go into a specially keyed RAM-like slot on the motherboard to provide extra NVME storage options: I'm here to tell you that these get HOT unless you provide them with extra...
  2. K

    FS: Ryzen 7 7700X Bundle with MB, DDR5 and either 3060 Ti or 2080, Ryzen 9 7900 with 32GB DDR5, Samsung 970 Evo Plus SSD

    Prices are for local cash deals. Local is about 30 minutes south of Cleveland, OH. If you want something shipped to you, then you'll be responsible for all additional costs including any fees, packaging, etc. These are the only options. I'm not parting out anything. Before you ask: Yes, I'm...
  3. M

    Kingston NV2 M.2 NVMe SSD Review, Multiple Benchmarks and Speed Tests & VS SanDisk Ultra M.2 NVMe 3D

    Welcome to my review of the Kingston NV2 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD. I will be comparing it to my current SanDisk Ultra M.2 1TB NVMe 3D SSD drive using several benchmarks including ATTO Disk Benchmark, CrystalDiskMark Benchmark, AS SSD Benchmark, and Anvil's Storage Utilities benchmark. The results are...
  4. Zarathustra[H]

    Enterprise SSD's are now TLC???

    I just got this marketing email blast from SuperMicro telling the world they are selling Enteprise SSD's What stood out to me is that they are calling these "Enterprise Drives", but every last one of them is TLC. Is that really what is being used in Enterprise applications these days...
  5. TheHig

    Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 2TB PCIe NVMe 3.0 $129.99 Free US shipping at NewEgg

    Yes its a QLC drive. Yes it will tank some on sustained writes and so on. However as a storage drive or game drive these work really well and are reliable. I have a couple of the 1tb versions as OS drives and Steam drives on family PCs and no one whines about things being slow. Intel 660p...
  6. compgeek89

    NVME Drive Disappearing

    Hey all, I have a system running: Intel i7-6900K Asus X99 Deluxe II 128GB (4x32) DDR4 2x Sabrent Rocket 2TB NVME SSDs GeForce GTX 1070 PCIe Sound Card (not sure the model off-hand) I recently moved from two SATA SSDs to the two Sabrent SSDs. The boot ("C:") drive is running in the built-in M.2...
  7. babelmh13

    Fresh OS Install on new NVME M.2 - Procedure for Previous OS SSD?

    Alright, so I purchased a Samsung 980 Pro 1tb M.2 NVME SSD for my existing system, and want to make it the drive for my OS because my current SSD is almost 10 years old. I currently have an M4 Crucial 256gb SSD with windows 10 installed, and two Seagate HDDs for file storage and programs that...
  8. K

    FS - Gigabyte Titan Ridge 1.0 Thunderbolt 3 Card (AMD & Intel Compatible)

    Additional Gigabyte Titan Ridge thunderbolt 3 card, version 1.0. Card gives you 2x thunderbolt 3 with USB 3.1 on the same ports in addition to video passthrough with the included 2x mini displayport cables. Can't find USB 2.0 header cable so you won't be able to use USB2.0 devices via the...
  9. AceGoober

    Adata Switches NAND on XPG SX8200 Pro SSD Again, Affecting Performance

    Adata up to their old tricks again by swapping in SKHynix NAND, reducing performance by approximately 23%. I dislike when companies do this yet realize they cannot always get the same components. In this particular case there was no warning ahead of time nor labels to differentiate changes...
  10. Z

    Asus TUF Z270 "Dual M.2" question.

    My gaming rig's mobo is an older ASUS Maximus Hero VII. The board disables items when in "m.2" mode. I also have a Asus TUF Z270 that I don't see anything listed as being disabled when using m.2 drives. So my questions about the ASUS TUF Z270 are this. 1. It looks like it has two M.2 Slots...
  11. S

    (SOLD OUT) XPG GAMMIX S7 Series: 2TB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive $204.99 NewEgg

    NewEgg has this XPG GAMMIX S7 Series: 2TB PCIe Gen3x4 M.2 2280 Solid State Drive as a shellshocker deal for 204.99 reg 299.99, i haven't used this brand though 3500/3000MB/s read and write
  12. luisxd


    Gskill Ripjaws 2400MHZ 16GB x 2. Good condition, has been installed on the same system since new, no original box, two sticks available (each 16GB). PHOTOS RAM: $65 per stick. Prices are shipped. Paypal. Feel free to ask any question. HEATWARE EBAY
  13. luisxd

    HP ZBook 15 G2 SSD M.2 question

    I want to buy a m.2 ssd for this laptop but I've read that it has some sort of limitations in the bios when it comes to the m.2 slot, anyone has had any experience with this particular model? Thanks in advance.
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    8x PCIe to two 4x m key NVME m.2 adapter?

    Has anyone seen one of these? Does it exist? In my googling I've had a difficult time finding one. There are a few dual adapters out there, but they all seem to only hvae one M key slots for NVME and the other slot is for SATA only. Appreciate any suggestions.
  15. cageymaru

    Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB & G.SKILL Aegis 16GB DDR4 3000 $129.98

    Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 512GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive, G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Intel Z170 Platform Memory (Desktop Memory) Model F4-3000C16D-16GISB is $129.98 newegg...
  16. Axdrenalin

    ASUS VivoBook Laptop m.2 swap

    I'm interested in picking one of these ASUS laptops up for my youngest son who is entering high school next year. My first line of thinking is to upgrade the 128GB m.2 drive with a higher capacity, but don't know how easy it is to get to, so I was wondering if anyone here on the [H] has any...
  17. cageymaru

    Crucial MX500 1TB M.2 SSD Is $113 @Amazon

    Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD4 https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-MX500-NAND-2280SS-Internal/dp/B0784SY515 Don't forget to click the 5% off coupon box on the page under the price!
  18. dvsman

    WD Black m.2 1tb NVME SSD for $199

    Warm? Not sure how good the WD Black m.2 drives are but I'll give them a shot at this price and this level of claimed performance. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP7FS6170&Description=wd%201tb%20nvme&cm_re=wd_1tb_nvme-_-20-250-099-_-Product I'm in for 2 to try some m.2...
  19. AlphaAtlas

    Innodisk Launches 4K M.2 Graphics Card

    According to the Japanese site PCWatch, Innodisk launched the "industry's first industrial M.2 connected video card" yesterday. While the product doesn't seem to be listed on their website yet, Innodisk currently lists 2 older mPCIe GPUs, and unveiled the 4K M.2 card in a press release back in...
  20. L

    MSI GT75 + 2*970 pr0's in RAID setup, good idea?

    I currently have 1 NVME card installed in my rig, it's the PM961. After comparing the numbers between it, and the 970 pro, I can only fathom running 2 970 pro's in RAID. However this will be the first time I have a raid setup. Do you think there's anything better than what I proposed...
  21. GDI Lord

    NVME Storage Options for a Mobo with No M.2 Slot

    Hi What options are available to people with motherboards like mine, an MSI B150M Mortar, that doesn't have an M.2 Slot for storage? I'm currently running Win10 from a 500GB Samsung 750 EVO as my C:. I'm very happy with it, I'm just curious as to future upgrade paths. Broadly: What PCIe NVME...
  22. schlitzbull

    Sold for now!

    All prices include shipping and are OBO. CONUS only. Trades will be at the bottom. Accepting paypal only. Please have heatware. My Heatware. I will send pictures prior to shipping and/or upon request. ASUS Z170-A - $65 New from RMA. Will come in RMA box. Have I/O, driver DVD, manuals. Not...
  23. A

    [SOLD] Samsung 960 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD

    SOLD. Thank you, [H].
  24. Rylan

    FS: 512GB M.2 2280 NVME SSD - MyDigitalSSD SBX - $135 shipped

    This MyDigitalSSD SBX 512GB M.2 2280 NVME SSD (MDNVME80-SBX-0512) has low usage. See the CrystalDiskInfo screenshot for details. I still need to wipe it before I send it out. price: $135 shipped shipping: USPS First Class Package with tracking within 48 hours of receiving payment. payment...
  25. R

    Samsung Releases 970 PRO and EVO SSDs

    Samsung has announced today the 970 PRO and EVO solid state drives. The new M.2 drives are using the latest V-NAND technology and an all new Phoenix controller to give speeds of up to 3,500 MB/s read and 2,700 MB/s write, which is nearly 30% faster sequential writes than the 960 series, as well...
  26. F

    WTB: 2260 (60mm) M.2 NGFF SSD

    I'm interested to buy an 128 GB (maybe higher if the price is attractive) M.2 NGFF SSD. My laptop construction is very restrictive and I cant use other size (2242 or 2280). Paypal as preferred payment method. Heatware 111-0-0 http://www.heatware.com/u/95006/to Thanks for looking!
  27. K

    FS: 256GB m.2 Samsung PM961 NVMe SSD, 32GB Apple TV 4K

    A new pull from a Dell computer, this SSD hasn't even booted Windows 10 yet. SOLD to SEAL62505 Purchased this Apple TV 4K a few months ago and I don't really use it. I'd really like to trade it for/towards an UHD Blu-Ray player such as the Sony UBP-X800. If you happen to have one and would...
  28. FrgMstr

    INTEL SSD 760P SERIES M.2 SSD Launches Today

    The new Intel SSD 760p Series combines Intel 3D NAND technology with Intel’s world-class quality leadership to deliver PCIe performance, high capacity and low power consumption for desktop and mobile platforms. I have uploaded the complete Press Briefing (PDF) for your viewing pleasure...
  29. D

    PCIe adapter for SAMSUNG 950 PRO ,can you help me?

    hi i have an asus motherboard z-97K and i would like to use a SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 i need PCIe adapter i have a PCIe 3 for my x16 mode and i have 1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 x4 mode for the SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 & PCIe adapter i would like to install windows 10 on SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280...
  30. B

    Is there a way for me to fit a 2280 M.2 in MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (Supports 2242 and 2260)?

    I am from India and there are zero 2242 or 2260 M.2 256 GBs available here. I have this motherboard, I was wondering if it was possible to fit a 2280 in it. The specifications say upto 2260. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me out here. There definitely is space for a 2280 as I can...
  31. Cerulean

    Adapter for cloning HDD to M.2 ??

    Greetings! I'm a huge fan of Apricorn's ASW-USB3-25 (SATA to USB3) and AMSW-USB3 (mSATA to USB3) products that use a custom-branded version of HD Clone Pro called EZ Gig IV. It works great, simply, and easily! Now, I am looking for a rock solid reliable USB 3.x tool for M.2 SSDs (multi-key?)...
  32. FrgMstr

    MSI Z270 Gaming M7 LGA 1151 Motherboard Review @ [H]

    MSI Z270 Gaming M7 LGA 1151 Motherboard Review - MSI’s Z270 Gaming M7 is based on the somewhat uninteresting Z270 Express chipset but never fear, MSI’s latest generation of motherboards brings a few new features to the table, building on the stability, quality, and innovation the brand is...
  33. R

    Looking for help with finding specific motherboard for my system

    Hello all, first time poster here (Referred to by a friend) My current situation is as follows: I will be buying the I7-7700K and overclocking it near 5Ghz or under. Due to my current older chipset I have to upgrade my motherboard for this 1151 socket. What I'd like is the new lineup of Z270...
  34. J

    M.2, U.2 or 2.5 best NVMe ssd on z270 or AM4?

    I'm trying to figure out which NVMe ssd is best for boot-up time, loading games and general over-all experience to go along with the new z270 or AM4 motherboards. I have never had an ssd yet so, I'll have to wait and see what the benchmarks say to help chose Intel or AMD. I planned on a z270...
  35. dominathan

    Samsung 960 Pro?

    Anyone else still waiting for theirs? I pre-ordered Nov 3rd on Amazon for the 512GB, and it still hasn't shipped. I've seen some people have received theirs. Anyone on here?
  36. karsten

    Samsung SM951 256GB AHCI M.2 SSD

    Only light use as system drive. $150
  37. B

    Why are contacts missing on this M.2 module?

    I want to replace a preinstalled Qualcomm Atheros WiFi/Bluetooth M.2 2230 card on my motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII Impact) with another that has better driver support. This is what the card I want to replace looks like. As you can see, its edge connector has all of its contacts (the...
  38. L

    Booting Windows 7 From an M.2 on an Asus Mini-ITX Mobo Is ... Not Suggested by Asus

    An email was sent to Asus asking: "Is there a problem with using the ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard when the boot drive is a Samsung 950 Pro M.2 512 GB SSD (MZ-V5P512BW) that will contain the 64 bit version of Windows 7 loaded onto the M.2 drive" To which Asus replied: "In order to boot...
  39. O

    Looking for best, basic, but awesome Asus Mobo

    I'm about to build a new 6700 Skylake system, and it's been a while since I've built a box from scratch. I'm thinking the ASUS Maximus VIII line, but their higher end boards are more than I need. Would anyone mind giving me their thoughts based on my criteria? Most dedicated lanes to support...
  40. Q

    Can you run a GPU off a M.2 slot?

    I've been reading about the Skull Canyon NUCs. They come with two M.2 slots. These slots are PCIe3 x4. So I'm wondering if you could run a GPU off one of them? With a ribbon cable to a x16 slot, that is. I'm thinking that current might be an issue, but could that be resolved if the card had a...