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    X570 Crossfire VIII Dark Hero and Hyper M.2 Build Questions

    Working on my first computer build in a very long time and am trying to figure out if I can successfully build/configure it the way I want before the parts become available and I spend money. I would appreciate any insight on whether this is doable. I tried reaching out to ASUS tech support with no luck. I do not intend to use it for gaming or overclocking.

    Parts List:

    ASUS X570 Crossfire VIII Dark Hero Motherboard
    AMD Ryzen 9 X5900 CPU
    Noctua NH-D15 cooler
    32 GB (2x16) DDR4-3200 Memory @ CL16
    ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card
    2 x 0.5 TB Western Digital SN850 M.2 drives installed in the Hyper M.2 card
    2 x 2 TB Western Digital SN850 M.2 drives installed in the Hyper M.2 card
    GeForce GT 1030 PCIe 3.0 x16 video card
    Antec HCG850 power supply

    My questions/concerns:

    1. Can I install the ASUS Hyper M.2 card, with the four Western Digital SN850’s, in PCIEX16_1 slot with 4 x4 bifurcation and get it to run on PCIe 4.0? The MB manual on page 1-9 implies yes but only at PCIe 3.0 for this CPU (maybe a typo?). I understand that I will have to leave slot PCIEX16_2 empty for PCIEX16_1 to get all 16 PCIe lanes.

    2. I want to configure the drives as a 0.5 TB RAID 1 mirror and a 2 TB RAID 1 mirror. Is this configuration supported by the MB and the Hyper M.2 card? I understand that RAID 1 will come with a performance hit but I’d rather have redundancy to reduce potential downtime due to failure. Data will still be backed up externally.

    3. Can I boot off of one of the RAID 1 mirrors?

    4. In order to support the Hyper M.2 card in slot PCIEX16_1 with PCIEX16_2 empty, I will have to install my video card in chipset slot PCIEX16_3. I believe the video card only requires 4 PCIe lanes. I am not worried about GPU performance as I won’t be using it for games. I’d rather have my storage on the CPU lanes than my GPU. Will the video card work in PCIEX16_3?

    The X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero isn’t listed in https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1037507/ and I haven’t been able to find any other useful info.

    Any guidance / info / confirmation is much appreciated!

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    https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1037507

    Quote Originally Posted by ctwilson77 View Post
    Working on my first computer build in a very long time and am trying to figure out if I can successfully build/configure it the way I want before the parts become available and I spend money. I would appreciate any insight on whether this is doable. I tried reaching out to ASUS tech support with no luck. I do not intend to use it for gaming or overclocking.

    Parts List:

    ASUS X570 Crossfire VIII Dark Hero Motherboard
    AMD Ryzen 9 X5900 CPU
    Noctua NH-D15 cooler
    32 GB (2x16) DDR4-3200 Memory @ CL16
    ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Gen 4 Card
    2 x 0.5 TB Western Digital SN850 M.2 drives installed in the Hyper M.2 card
    2 x 2 TB Western Digital SN850 M.2 drives installed in the Hyper M.2 card
    GeForce GT 1030 PCIe 3.0 x16 video card
    Antec HCG850 power supply

    My questions/concerns:

    1. Can I install the ASUS Hyper M.2 card, with the four Western Digital SN850’s, in PCIEX16_1 slot with 4 x4 bifurcation and get it to run on PCIe 4.0? The MB manual on page 1-9 implies yes but only at PCIe 3.0 for this CPU (maybe a typo?). I understand that I will have to leave slot PCIEX16_2 empty for PCIEX16_1 to get all 16 PCIe lanes.

    2. I want to configure the drives as a 0.5 TB RAID 1 mirror and a 2 TB RAID 1 mirror. Is this configuration supported by the MB and the Hyper M.2 card? I understand that RAID 1 will come with a performance hit but I’d rather have redundancy to reduce potential downtime due to failure. Data will still be backed up externally.

    3. Can I boot off of one of the RAID 1 mirrors?

    4. In order to support the Hyper M.2 card in slot PCIEX16_1 with PCIEX16_2 empty, I will have to install my video card in chipset slot PCIEX16_3. I believe the video card only requires 4 PCIe lanes. I am not worried about GPU performance as I won’t be using it for games. I’d rather have my storage on the CPU lanes than my GPU. Will the video card work in PCIEX16_3?

    The X570 Crosshair VIII Dark Hero isn’t listed in https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1037507/ and I haven’t been able to find any other useful info.

    Any guidance / info / confirmation is much appreciated!
    https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1037507

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    Here's an update for anyone who bumps across this thread. I ended up building the computer just about as planned. The only real change was that I got an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X cpu instead of the 5900X. I'll suffer.

    The ASUS Hyper M.2 Gen 4 card is installed in slot 1 which is bifurcated x4x4x4x4. Four Western Digital SN850 NVMe drives are installed in the card and configured into two RAID 1 arrays using RAIDXpert2 in the BIOS. I am booting off of one of the arrays.

    My GeForce GT 1030 video card is installed in slot 3 and is working.

    All in all, I am very pleased with the build.

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