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    M.2 Options

    Any recommendations for a 4 lane M.2 SSD? Also, reviews show that these drives can hit 113 degrees C. (From Puget Systems review of the Samsung XP941). Will the Rampage board stand up to these temps? The drive socket puts the M.2 SSD almost against the board.

    Updated: After some research, the Samsung XP941 is the only 4 lane M.2 available now. Some people have reported problems booting from an M.2 drive. So, will the XP941 boot with the Rampage? And will it handle the heat these drives generate?
    Last edited by knotted; 09-01-2014 at 01:40 PM. Reason: UPDATE

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    OK, I decided to be the guinea pig. I ordered the Samsung XP941 and will try it in my Rampage board. The transfer rate is much higher than standard SATA 6GB so hopefully I'll notice some difference.

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    We've got some Plextor M.2 drives to give away very soon! (next week I think)

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    Ooooo! Give away's, Can I have one, Pretty Please, Iv'e been wanting to try a PCIe express card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarshallR@ASUS View Post
    We've got some Plextor M.2 drives to give away very soon! (next week I think)
    Will this be a competition and if so open to UK residents? I have a SFF system with a M7G in it and really like the idea of an M.2 PCIe SSD, no cables = less clutter =

    Are these the Plextor M6e's?

    Thanks

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    The plaxtor M6e works like a charm on my MVII Hero, it works great on my RIVE using the pcie adapter card. It is recognized in the bios and is a boot-able drive without the need to install any drivers, it just works. The Samsung XP941, is a pcie X4 and is faster but I am not sure it is bootable, it is quit expensive so I would do some research before purchase, whether you can RAID any of these as a bootable OS drive with one connected to the M.2 socket and another on the pcie adapter is another answer I don't have, I would like to explore a RAID setup no my X99 Deluxe board with two of these drives

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    I have my Samsung XP941 installed and yes, it is fully bootable.

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    knotted, thanks that is good to know

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