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    New to M.2 And So Far... Not Working

    Hi guys, I'm pretty technically savvy and am usually able to work out most stuff. I have the VII Gene and a Micron M600 256GB M.2 which is not being detected at all. System works perfectly fine off a standard 2.5" SSD w/ SATA cables.

    Any ideas what I'm looking for? Totally stumped here.

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    easy, need to goto BIOS and under PCI Express devices , select the M.2 from the drop down
    F10 and save, system will then find the drive and boot from it ..
    Devils Canyon Intel i7-4970K ~ Asus Maximus Ranger VII ~ 16 GB HyperX Beast ~ Plextor M6e 256GB M.2 - 2280 SSD ~ CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid ~ PSU: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Windows Home Premium x64

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    Quote Originally Posted by volts240@live.co.uk View Post
    easy, need to goto BIOS and under PCI Express devices , select the M.2 from the drop down
    F10 and save, system will then find the drive and boot from it ..
    99.9% sure I did find and enable that option. I'll double check it when I am there next. If this is where I went wrong, I'm assuming I am able to run this and a graphics card ok?

    I did some research after posting here and had some concerns/confusion about PCI-Express M.2 and SATA M.2. Do you know anything about this?

    Thanks for the thoughts.

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    The Maximus VII Gene only supports PCIe M.2 SSDs. The Micron M600 256GB that you bought is a SATA M.2 SSD so it will not work with the motherboard. Return it to the store and get a proper PCIe M.2 SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chino View Post
    The Maximus VII Gene only supports PCIe M.2 SSDs. The Micron M600 256GB that you bought is a SATA M.2 SSD so it will not work with the motherboard. Return it to the store and get a proper PCIe M.2 SSD.

    This, which is why people should look at the bloody specs and make sure everything is compatible....aka RTFM.

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    OK thanks guys

    Looking to swap it for a Samsung 950 Pro 256GB which looks the goods:
    http://www.samsung.com/global/busine.../overview.html

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    Hello

    Can anyone confirm if the Samsung 950 will work? Or *should* work? I'm hoping it will work even though it's not on the "supported devices" list as 5 drives is obviously far too small a list... and 1 of those for a data drive only!

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    I called Asus support line for an answer went on hold for about 2 min and got a answer. I don't know if the answer is right. I asked for a Asus Maximus VII Gene is the m.2 slot x2 only or is it x4 capable? He said x4. I do not want to run a pcie x4 adapter to m.2. I just wish to use the m.2 that's built on the motherboard.

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    Hi , for the VII Gene , BIOS Version 2601 supports NVME onwards , cant see why it would not work , please raise a support case within ASUS SUpport if required to confirm .

    I have asked ASUS to update their SSD support list for my ASUS VII Impact , but they refuse to it appears.

    I assume you have registered your board , thus it will be easier to raise a Support query case for your query . --> https://account.asus.com/product_reg.aspx?lang=en-us


    But I bet my left T that is will work

    I have a Samsung SM951 256GB working fine ,

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    I wish they would of posted specs spelled out on the Maximus VII Gene were like the specs listed for the VII impact. 1 x M.2 Socket 3 on mPCIe Combo IV expansion card(s), black, *4with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (Support PCIE SSD only)
    Support M.2 Type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SSD card (up to 110mm in length), support PCI express 3.0 x4 standard
    Quote Originally Posted by RhysLewis View Post
    Hi , for the VII Gene , BIOS Version 2601 supports NVME onwards , cant see why it would not work , please raise a support case within ASUS SUpport if required to confirm .

    I have asked ASUS to update their SSD support list for my ASUS VII Impact , but they refuse to it appears.

    I assume you have registered your board , thus it will be easier to raise a Support query case for your query . --> https://account.asus.com/product_reg.aspx?lang=en-us


    But I bet my left T that is will work

    I have a Samsung SM951 256GB working fine ,

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