[SOLVED] Does h87-pro support SSD for m.2 / pci e

Barty1884

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Natively/onboard, no. First consumer chipsets with onboard m.2 slots was Z97 AFAIK.

Z87 should support booting from NVMe drives, but would require an adapter. Given the additional cost involved for such, and the minimal 'real world's difference over SATA, a 2.5" SATA drive is the way to go for most users.
 

Barty1884

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Natively/onboard, no. First consumer chipsets with onboard m.2 slots was Z97 AFAIK.

Z87 should support booting from NVMe drives, but would require an adapter. Given the additional cost involved for such, and the minimal 'real world's difference over SATA, a 2.5" SATA drive is the way to go for most users.
 

jamies99

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Natively/onboard, no. First consumer chipsets with onboard m.2 slots was Z97 AFAIK.

Z87 should support booting from NVMe drives, but would require an adapter. Given the additional cost involved for such, and the minimal 'real world's difference over SATA, a 2.5" SATA drive is the way to go for most users.
Thx for the feed back looking to get a new ssd over the black friday promos xD
 

Barty1884

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Thx for the feed back looking to get a new ssd over the black friday promos xD
I wouldn't go out of your way to get PCIe etc then.
An adapter will cost at least $20 for something reputable.

$20 extra is the difference between a cheap SSD with lesser performance in the 480GB range and a quality 500GB Samsung 860 Evo ...

Right now, looking at cheaper class drives, the difference between ~500GB and ~1TB can be as little as $35-40. On BF/CM, that $20 might be the difference. Not necessarily top-tier performance, but good enough for most people.
 
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