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M.2 PCI HDD and adaptor.


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Gorgon

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So awesome fast PCI SSDs are becomming quite affordable. Thinking of getting this model 'Samsung 950 PRO MZ-V5P256BW'

http://www.samsung.c...ifications.html

 

It uses the new m.2 slot which my 3 year old Mobo doesn't have. My motherboard states that it has three PCI 3.0 x 16 slots. This an adaptor card that is available for that purpose http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B00LAQS37U

 

(my mobo for reference http://www.msi.com/p...-specification)

 

 

The adaptor says it allows for a PCI 3.0 x 4 slot to me converted to m.2 and from what I can tell from the picture it looks like you clip the m.2 SSD onto the adaptor card.

 

So PCI 3.0 x 4 is just when the card uses a small ammount of the slot as opposed to x 16 for a GFX that takes up the entire slot ?. Point being it should be fine ?. I can use the spare PCI 3.0x 16 slots (I assume they are there for SLI/Crossfire) for this purpose. 

 

The rest of the PCI slots on my mobo are legacy slots, not PCIe x3. 

 



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Wow it's quite a bit more complicated than that.

 



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http://anandtech.com...-need-heatsinks


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