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Vyary
03-04-2017, 05:42 PM
Hello,

I want to add an ssd on my m.2 slot but i dont rly know how to choose it here some pictures of my slot

http://i.imgur.com/8FrpRHR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fecorDc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hdG3zEp.jpg

Regards

Julskey
03-05-2017, 02:48 PM
Hello,

According to this site (http://www.ultrabookreview.com/5255-asus-g771-review/) the G771JW unit they tested had this SSD drive (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147366).

FiXXXer1982
03-07-2017, 04:49 PM
Hello,

I want to add an ssd on my m.2 slot but i dont rly know how to choose it here some pictures of my slot

http://i.imgur.com/8FrpRHR.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/fecorDc.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hdG3zEp.jpg

Regards

Hi. You can add any SSD with m.2 NVME interface. But you need a mod your BIOS.
https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?90235-G771JW-BIOS-not-detecting-(NVME)-M-2-SSD-Samsung-960-EVO-250GB&p=632851#post632851

JustinThyme
03-08-2017, 04:55 AM
This machine does not have NVMe capabilites, BIOS mod or not. A few tried modded bios roms to run an NVMe drive on a machine with an AHCI controller. What they got was less than the performance out of it than a 2.5" SATA SSD. Note that those who post of it being successful do not include a benchmark. One user did and like I said, while he got it to work with a modded bios off of winraid forums the definition of "work" was it would boot and read and write but horrendously slow.

Best bet if the Samsung SM951 AHCI Version. Just make sure you get the right one as there is an AHCI and NVME version of this drive separated by a single letter in the part number. You want the MZHPV...NOT the MZVPV

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SM951-512GB-AHCI-MZHPV512HDGL-00000/dp/B01D1VHVGK
This is a perfect example and will get you 2100MB/s on sequential reads. Not much slower than the NVMe 950 pro.

Unfortunately this machine was made in the M2 infancy. First M2 sata, then M2 AHCI (what you have), now its all NVMe

FiXXXer1982
03-08-2017, 11:33 AM
62973

Ok, speed is not very high. But this is one of the cheapest SSD with a NVMe interface.
I think that the speed of a more expensive disk will be higher at times.

Vyary
03-15-2017, 03:16 PM
Hello,

I updated my bios with FiXXXer1982`s and it works like a charm my 960evo speeds are not the best my read is lower than it should be but my write is fine here a pic: http://i.imgur.com/v4cV6tE.jpg i have found Samsung SM951 but he got lower write speeds and cost more so its kinda fine.

JustinThyme Thank you for the nice reply and FiXXXer1982 Thank you for the custom bios :)


Regards