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    Just oredered the ASUS HYPER M.2 x16 PCIe Expansion Card

    So some initial observations without actually holding this device in my hands.... to go with my Rampage VI Extreme board

    I will be doing all sorts of testing with this board, including backwards compatibility with my X79 Rampage IV Black Edition, and with the new Rampage VI Extreme

    1. I will be testing if raid 0 works for non-intel drives, if bootable or not, and report back to this thread
    2. Will be testing speeds at 1, 2, 3, and 4 drives, possibly more depending on when my wife figures out where $1200 a month is going to ssds
    3. Will be testing optane modules in 3 and 4 drive raid 0 to see if bootable
    4. May try to raid drives from the card to the DIMM.2 slot and see if possible since both should be direct to cpu

    5. anything else you guys want me to try I'm down for it. The only thing is time, and lots of money.

    6. I also wanted more m.2 slots as I felt like 3 wasn't enough for the Rampage VI Extreme, even at 2TB a piece.

    Best,

    Mavtop
    Last edited by Mavtop; 10-03-2017 at 11:14 PM.

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Brighttail PC Specs
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    I would be interested in knowing about this. From the BIOS I noticed you could chose VROC drives or non-vroc drives when using this card. From there presumably you could create a bootable RAID 0 drive off the PCH lanes, but you will be limited to the 3.5GB/s ceiling i'm sure. Friends who have the APex was able to RAID two drives on two different DIMM.2 cards, so he was RAID 0 with one drive off the CPU lanes and one off the PCH, which was interesting.

    I only tested one m.2 in the R6E and the speeds through the CPU lanes were just fine, so I'm curious about RAID 0 making just a data drive and the speeds.
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    ROG Enthusiast Array Mavtop PC Specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brighttail View Post
    I would be interested in knowing about this. From the BIOS I noticed you could chose VROC drives or non-vroc drives when using this card. From there presumably you could create a bootable RAID 0 drive off the PCH lanes, but you will be limited to the 3.5GB/s ceiling i'm sure. Friends who have the APex was able to RAID two drives on two different DIMM.2 cards, so he was RAID 0 with one drive off the CPU lanes and one off the PCH, which was interesting.

    I only tested one m.2 in the R6E and the speeds through the CPU lanes were just fine, so I'm curious about RAID 0 making just a data drive and the speeds.
    Exactly why I want to test what actually works with the Rampage VI Extreme and add in card.

    The closest thing I found online that could raid multiple m.2 ssds is the [URL="http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/CS-product_nvme.htm"]

    But that costs $399, the VROC card only costs $55, but could theoretically yield the same results.

    I'm trying to see if I could make this work for less, but will likely just buy the Optane main drives when it comes out. More IOPS is better responsiveness I guess, but we will see.

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    That card seems awesome, too bad you don't have a X399 system ;-)

    I believe you need to set your x16 PCI-E slot into 4X4X4X4X mode for it to be able to use more than one M.2 on the card, I know that can be done on a Zenith Extreme motherboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavtop View Post
    Exactly why I want to test what actually works with the Rampage VI Extreme and add in card.

    The closest thing I found online that could raid multiple m.2 ssds is the [URL="http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/CS-product_nvme.htm"]

    But that costs $399, the VROC card only costs $55, but could theoretically yield the same results.

    I'm trying to see if I could make this work for less, but will likely just buy the Optane main drives when it comes out. More IOPS is better responsiveness I guess, but we will see.
    Honestly, with the x99 platform I was able to use Intel's Software Raid and get close to 7gb/s with two samsung 961sm in Raid 0 for seq read. I imagine I can do pretty close to the same with the Rampage 6 Extreme. Of course you can't boot off of it. If this card you have listed would make it possible to boot and keep those speeds in RAID 0 or even RAID 10 (without that silly intel dongle) it might be worth it to some.
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    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array toronto699 PC Specs
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    I posted some questions about this card in the Desktop thread don't know if my GD30CI supports the card
    https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthrea...rd-On-a-GD30CI

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    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array Brighttail PC Specs
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    According to a PC gamer I just read it will only work on these motherboards:


    • ROG Rampage VI Extreme
    • ROG Rampage VI Apex
    • ROG Strix X299-XE Gaming
    • ROG Strix X299-E Gaming
    • Prime X299-Deluxe
    • Prime X299-A
    • TUF X299 Mark 1
    • TUF X299 Mark 2
    Last edited by Brighttail; 10-04-2017 at 08:49 PM.
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    I am using this and a second pcie x4 card to run 2 additional 2TB NVME drives on my Maximus VIII Extreme.
    I'll add more drives to the Hyper when I move it to the Rampage Vi Apex.

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    Hello colleagues of the Forum and forgive my way of expressing myself because I am Spanish, I do not speak English and I am using a translator.
    I am looking for and can not find anywhere, the test readings of 4 x Optane 32gb in Raid 0, I want to put them with ASUS HYPER M.2 x16 PCIe in VROC boot
    I leave an image of the 3 x Optane readings in Raid 0, but I am looking for the 4 x Optane readings in Raid 0, many thanks and regards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mavtop View Post
    Exactly why I want to test what actually works with the Rampage VI Extreme and add in card.

    The closest thing I found online that could raid multiple m.2 ssds is the [URL="http://www.highpoint-tech.com/USA_new/CS-product_nvme.htm"]

    But that costs $399, the VROC card only costs $55, but could theoretically yield the same results.

    I'm trying to see if I could make this work for less, but will likely just buy the Optane main drives when it comes out. More IOPS is better responsiveness I guess, but we will see.
    Do you still need a VROC key to boot from that card?

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