[SOLVED] Is there a way to install M2 NVME SSD on a Asus A88x-Plus?

Mohammed Taz

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I wanted to install a NVME SSD on my motherboard, but my motherboard does not have a M2 slot. A friend recommended me to buy PCIEx to M2 adapters card and use that.

1. I want to know is it possible to use and install windows on it? or should it be used as a secondary storage?
2. Is it worth it? I read that adapters like this aren't generally faster and A88x plus is an older board so it doesn't have NVME drivers, and i might have to install custom BIOS (I am not good with motherboards so I am not sure if i wanna do that, sounds complicated)
3. I have AMD A8-7600, would it better to buy a new motherboard that supports NVME?

mobo: https://dlcdnimgs.asus.com/websites/global/products/NvVufFy4PZFRklXe/A88X-PLUS_Line.jpg

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tennis2

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You won't be able to boot from the NVMe drive because your system isn't new enough.

Do you already have a 2.5" SATA SSD in the sytem?

Whether you should buy a new mobo (and CPU....and RAM) depends on your usage/needs.
 

USAFRet

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Unless there is a specific BIOS update that addresses booting from an NVMe drive in a PCIe slot, it will not do it.

Don't get all gushy over he supposed speed benefit of an NVMe vs SATA III SSD.
In a LOT of use cases, you'll see zero difference. On an older motherboard such as yours, even less difference.

Do not bother.

As far as "new motherboard"...only if you are actually building a whole new system.
 

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