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  1. #1
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    Sep 2014

    Maximus X Formula + 2 MVMe M.2 drives

    Hi All,

    Planning a new build with Maximus X Formula as the motherboard and plan to install two MVMe M.2 ssd's, one for the OS and the other for other programs/games etc. My question involves around which of the M.2 Sockets to place my M.2 SSD which will contain my OS, would the be any benefits on choosing one or the other, or are they exactly the same? (Besides the physical location, where one is under a heat shield vs the other installed by a vertical mount.)

    Thanks for your help.

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    ROG Member Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2014

    I have 2 mi2 installed both Samsung one a 500gb and the other a 250 gb you can select which one to boot from in the bios hope this helps

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    Banned Array JustinThyme PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)G752VY-DH72
    MotherboardRampage VI Extreme
    ProcessorI9 9940X
    Memory (part number)64GB DDR4 8x8 Corsair Dominator Platinum 3800 MHz @ C17
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Strix 2080Ti O11G @ 2.1GHz
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    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 1TB X2 in RAID 0, 960 PRO 1TB DIMM.2_1
    CPU CoolerHeatKiller IV PRO and VRM blocks ,Dual D5 PWM serial, 2X 480, 1X 360 RADS
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    What I can tell you is the M2 on that funky extension that sticks out is unreliable. Two MOBOs and 4 drives yielded the same resullts. Installed fine and in a few days......dead.
    I would recommend using the one under the armor for your OS and programs and install a pair of SATA SSDs in raid 0 for media. Have this build on my 16 YOs machine with a 1TB 960 pro and a pair of 500GB 850 evos in raid 0. Works perfectly.

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