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    ROG Guru: Gold Belt Array Menthol PC Specs
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    I have been waiting to see results of the M.2 drive on one of these boards myself, I have been using this exact drive on the pcie adapter and it is a nice drive, no drivers, no this or that to make it boot-able, just plug and play, I can't wait to void my warranty and place it directly on a main board

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    I know it looks bad, and seems I spent way too much.
    Absolutely not! In fact, unless someone is specifically looking for that sort of advice, I think it's quite annoying for people to judge others on how efficiently or inefficiently they believe they are spending their money; especially in an area where you are creating something that is actually very useful. I see people blowing money on monumentally stupid and useless hobbies (in my opinion) all the time, but they seem to get enjoyment from it, so who am I to say? Besides, a couple of hundred bucks, one way or the other, isn't going to kill most people in the long run anyway. I think simply satisfying ones curiosity is a worthy endeavor...said the cat for the ninth time.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your efforts. I think this is fascinating stuff.

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    Here it is, the ATTO benchmark
    Plextor M.2 SSD vs Samsung 840 SSD vs Random Mechanical HDD

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    Very nice numbers, thank you for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myk SilentShadow View Post
    Very nice numbers, thank you for that
    No probs man. Here's another with crystal disk mark

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    Thanks, naimadx. It's going to be interesting to see how this form factor develops over the next few years with increasing lane availabilities.

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    Hmm, interesting! I had the same idea.....an M.2 drive JUST for the OS, so probably 128GB. 64GB would be a bit crowded I think.

    My 1TB 840 EVO for games
    My 2TB Seagate SSHD Hybrid for music/movies/whatever

    I doubt I'll try it though....spending enough on my new PC as it is!

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    ive just been looking at m.2 ssd am just waiting for my maximus board to turn up. was going to get 128gb for a boot drive. it was only here i really found any info on attaching it directly to the board. is this possible with any ssd??? or is it only the plextor that u can remove it from the card??? how can i tell or where do i find out??? tnx

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    So one can use only 1 of the m.2 drives? I saw a seller on Amazon claiming that you had to run raid to use the m.2 drives on the Hero VII?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren_midgley View Post
    ive just been looking at m.2 ssd am just waiting for my maximus board to turn up. was going to get 128gb for a boot drive. it was only here i really found any info on attaching it directly to the board. is this possible with any ssd??? or is it only the plextor that u can remove it from the card??? how can i tell or where do i find out??? tnx
    Nope, you can use any M.2 form factor type 2280 or 2260 ssd (i.e 80mm and 60mm)
    I've seen some on Amazon from Crucial and Samsung that are stand alone (no adapter). Just take note when you're buying, that some of the advertised speeds are at PCIe X4 whereas the Hero VII supports PCIe X2 M.2 SSD's so if you buy one of those X4's then it will run and half the speed I believe.
    Note: The Plextor sequential write speed varies with size :-
    128GB Sequential Read Speed: 770 MB/s - Sequential Write Speed: 335 MB/S - Random Read Speed: 96,000 IOPS - Random Write Speed: 83,000 IOPS
    256GB Sequential Read Speed: 770 MB/s - Sequential Write Speed: 580 MB/S - Random Read Speed: 105,000 IOPS - Random Write Speed: 100,000 IOPS
    512GB Sequential Read Speed: 770 MB/s - Sequential Write Speed: 625 MB/S - Random Read Speed: 105,000 IOPS - Random Write Speed: 100,000 IOPS

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