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    ROG Member Array daydr3am3r PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501VW
    MotherboardROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI)
    ProcessorIntel® Core™ i7-9700K Coffee Lake, 3.60GHz
    Memory (part number)DDR4 Corsair Vengeance 4x8GB 3200MHz
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    MonitorAsus ROG PG278QR
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    Advice on M.2 SSD upgrade

    Hi guys,
    I have an ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) and a Samsung 860 EVO, 1TB, SATA III, M.2.
    I am planning on going on a little hunt this Black Friday and I was thinking on getting a new SSD, specifically, Samsung 980 1TB, NVMe, M.2.
    The problem is, I am not sure if this fits the motherboard (physically as well as in terms of BIOS support).
    I'm a little confused about connection and form factor and technology when it comes to M.2 SSDs.
    I know the EVO has a B & M key connectors while the NVMe uses an M 5 key pin connectors but I am not sure if these are compatible.
    I would apreciate the help.

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    TeamROG Moderator Array xeromist PC Specs
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    Laptop (Model)Intel NUC laptop LAPQC71D
    MotherboardROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
    ProcessorAMD 5800X
    Memory (part number)32GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3600
    Graphics Card #1ROG Strix RTX3090Ti
    Sound CardSound Blaster Z
    MonitorAORUS FV43U
    Storage #1Samsung 970 Pro 512GB
    CPU CoolerCustom loop
    CaseBeQuiet Dark Base Pro 900 V2
    Power SupplyCorsair HX1000
    Keyboard ROG Strix Flare II Animate
    Mouse ROG Chakram X
    Headset Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless
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    Yes, that motherboard supports NVME drives. Most modern motherboards can support either SATA or NVME drives in the M.2 slots, but to be certain you should always consult your manual.
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