[SOLVED] Does my motherboard support NVMe SSDs?

timbroslice

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It should work, but it looks like it will run at reduced speeds because its a x2 m.2 slot, not an x4. So you'll be capped at 1000mbps. Still faster than SATAIII though.
 
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timbroslice

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It should work, but it looks like it will run at reduced speeds because its a x2 m.2 slot, not an x4. So you'll be capped at 1000mbps. Still faster than SATAIII though.
 
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I own GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK motherboard and I would like to know it my motherboard supports Intel 660p M.2 2280 1TB PCIe NVMe 1TB.
Link of the motherboard specs - https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK-rev-10/sp#sp
What do you plan to use this drive for?
In the M.2 port, it will run much slower than its rated speed.
In an adapter in a PCIe slot, it will run at its full speed, but you may not be able to use it as a boot drive.

Support for NVMe drive in the Z97 era is spotty.
 
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I’m just going to use it for gaming and stuff. I might just go with a regular sata ssd. I really appreciate for the answers tho! Thanks!
 

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I’m just going to use it for gaming and stuff. I might just go with a regular sata ssd. I really appreciate for the answers tho! Thanks!
I have one on my Z97 ASRock board. Adapter in a PCIe slot.

For gaming, you won't notice any performance difference.
However...1TB SSD for the current "under $100" is hard to pass up. NVMe or otherwise.
 
Indeed, with Intel's 660P in 1 TB being at firesale prices, I'd sure live with it costing less that standard 2.5" SATA, and being 'only' ~100% faster in sequential reads. (Alas, this will only translate to 1/4 sec faster boot times)
 

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