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    Do I get M.2?

    Coming from when SSDs were getting popular around 2011, I ended up getting a 60gb SSD drive as my primary OS drive.

    Now that I'm doing a fresh rebuild, I noticed on a build video something called M.2 was used.... I'm a little confused on what it is, but I see there have been some advances since popularity of SSD. When I got my 60gb, it was over 100 dollars... now I can get a 240gb for 90 bucks lol.

    so anyways, can someone give me a crash course on M.2 and if it's something I want to get for my new build? (Asus Hero VII mobo)

    What is this used for? OS loading? something else?

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    the card can be used as OS or games ++.
    guess it can depend on what motherboard and platform.
    Last edited by kkn; 04-25-2015 at 11:30 AM.

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    Hello

    Please fill in your PC Specs. Asking questions when the answers depend on the components used is for naught when those components are unknown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Praz View Post
    Hello

    Please fill in your PC Specs. Asking questions when the answers depend on the components used is for naught when those components are unknown.
    Hey there, this hypothetical computer doesn't exist yet, so I didn't put any specs lol. I'm trying to put a build together

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    Hello

    Then hypothetically a M.2 drive may or may not be compatible with the system.

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    Here you go, a couple guides from the Front Page to help understand.

    https://rog.asus.com/308552014/label...ces-explained/

    This is about the connector types with M.2 drives
    https://rog.asus.com/313352014/label...hich-is-which/

    Now, if I recall correctly. The ROG Max VII boards support M.2 drives with the "M" key connector and PCIe interface, rather than the SATA one.

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    Here is a review by TTL that can explain the useage difference between M.2 vs M.3 and a very good review i might add

    https://youtu.be/VMViUkgDeaY

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