Question boot drive question

cocokid50036

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im looking at getting a NVMe drive for my am3+ fx 9590 (yeah yeah its the old nuclear reactor) but ill be upgrading to the 3600 on a x570, but money is getting tight for a few more weeks and have the money for a 1tb nvme drive. im using the ASRock 970A-G/3.1 ( https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/970A-G3.1/ ) motherboard. and i know that some motherboards you cant use the nvme as a boot drive and was wondering if thats a thing with this motherboard. i remember i found it somewhere of what it said about boot drives and such but idr what it said and i cannot seem to find it again so any help/advice would be appreciated :) thanks a lot
 

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As from the motherboard specification:
- 1 x M.2_SSD (NGFF) Socket 3, supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x4 (20 Gb/s)*

*If PCIE4 is occupied, M2_1 will be disabled.
The M.2 socket does not support SATA M.2 SSDs.


Basically, you can ONLY use PCIe (NVMe) M.2 Gen2 drives for this.
 

USAFRet

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If you're soon to be upgrading to the 3600/x570, and want to get the NVMe drive now....do not bother with trying to make it the boot drive in the current fx-9590/970A system.
At most, just install it as a secondary.

You'd just have to redo it with the new system anyway.


Again...if you must have just have that shiny new NVMe now, just leave it as a secondary.
 
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