Question Compatibility of NVMe M.2 SSDs with Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 Motherboard

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Hi,

So I'm looking to buy an M.2 SSD which will hold my OS and maybe a ~2 games. I've narrowed down my options to the Crucial P5 Plus 500GB and WD Black SN850 500GB.

So far I have confirmed that the M.2 Slot on my Asrock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 mobo supports the 2280 M-key type, but I need help to know whether I'm missing to check anything else.

P.S: Would love to hear any other recommendations of M.2 SSDs as well. I've just selected the above two based on read/write speeds and budget.


Thanks in advance!
 
Below is a cut and paste from the spec sheet of your motherboard. Looks like it supports up to PCIe 4.0 drives in either M.2 port...one of which also supports a SATA drive.

I have no idea what all those painters' names mean. Fancy Dan AsRock-specific lingo I guess.

The practical noticeable difference between PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 is minimal. You might consider stepping back to maybe WD SN750, which is 3.0, to save a few bucks. Samsung 970 EVO Plus also a decent choice; also 3.0.

A lot of people are benchmark-obsessed. If you are one of them, by all means get a PCIe 4.0 drive.


https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570 phantom Gaming 4/index.asp#Specification



  • 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Vermeer, Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Cezanne, Renoir, Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*
  • 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*
* If Thunderbolt™ support is enabled, SATA type M.2 will be disabled.
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
Support RAID 0/1/10
 

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Below is a cut and paste from the spec sheet of your motherboard. Looks like it supports up to PCIe 4.0 drives in either M.2 port...one of which also supports a SATA drive.

I have no idea what all those painters' names mean. Fancy Dan AsRock-specific lingo I guess.

The practical noticeable difference between PCIe 3.0 and 4.0 is minimal. You might consider stepping back to maybe WD SN750, which is 3.0, to save a few bucks. Samsung 970 EVO Plus also a decent choice; also 3.0.

A lot of people are benchmark-obsessed. If you are one of them, by all means get a PCIe 4.0 drive.


https://www.asrock.com/mb/AMD/X570 phantom Gaming 4/index.asp#Specification



  • 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Vermeer, Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Cezanne, Renoir, Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*
  • 1 x Hyper M.2 Socket (M2_3), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen4x4 (64 Gb/s) (with Matisse) or Gen3x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Pinnacle Ridge and Picasso)*
* If Thunderbolt™ support is enabled, SATA type M.2 will be disabled.
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
Support RAID 0/1/10
Hey! Thanks for clarifying on the compatibility! I checked up on the SN750 and 970 EVO like you mentioned, and they're almost equally priced to the SN850/Crucial P5 plus where I live (I provided Newegg links in my question and not my local retailers link to make it simpler).
Considering this, I guess SN850 or the Crucial P5 plus shouldn't be a problem.
 

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