[SOLVED] M.2 SSD Compatibility with my motherboard

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I'm trying to figure out if the SSD I want to buy is compatible with my motherboard and so far I haven't been able to make sure if it works. The SSD is KINGSTON SA2000M8/500G M.2 2280 PCIE GEN 3.0 X4 NVME and the motherboard is ASUS PRIME B450-PLUS. It says it has an m.2 slot but I am worried if the SSD will run on the promised speeds (2,000/s) or it will be like a normal non-nvme SSD and I will have spent more money unnecessarily. I am planning to use this SSD as a primary boot device to install Windows in, is that possible for nvme SSDs? Any tips even beyond the questions asked are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance
 

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Yes, that drive will work.
Personally, I'd buy something better/faster, but that one will work.
 

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Yes, that drive will work.
Personally, I'd buy something better/faster, but that one will work.
 
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Yes, that drive will work.
Personally, I'd buy something better/faster, but that one will work.
Thank for your reply! Do you have any suggestions at that price range +-20$ that might be worth it?
 
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What price and where are you purchasing?
Nvme SSD's of this caliber and 500GB which I want, in Greece, as far as I searched come at around 65 euros. I found the Kingston A2000 at 66 down from 115 but idk if that's marketing trick or real representation of rest of the world price
 

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Nvme SSD's of this caliber and 500GB which I want, in Greece, as far as I searched come at around 65 euros. I found the Kingston A2000 at 66 down from 115 but idk if that's marketing trick or real representation of rest of the world price
In the US, that is $66USD for the 500GB.
https://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Internal-Security-SA2000M8-1000G/dp/B07VXCFNVS?th=1

Alternates:
Intel 660p
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-660P-512GB-80MM-976802/dp/B07GBJ6G9C

Crucial P1
https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-500GB-NAND-NVMe-PCIe/dp/B07J2WBKXF
 
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The 2 alternatives you proposed both seem slower based on what read/write speeds sites (and amazon) say so I am confused :p
Also is booting from nvme ssd supported for my motherboard?
 

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The 2 alternatives you proposed both seem slower based on what read/write speeds sites (and amazon) say so I am confused :p
Also is booting from nvme ssd supported for my motherboard?
All 3 are on a par.

But any slight numerical difference is unnoticeable in actual use.
Which is better, a car with a top speed of 210kph or a car with a top speed of 215kph?
But the 210kph car has a better reputation and warranty.

And yes, your motherboard can boot from that.
 

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