[SOLVED] New SSD form M.2

nyxanna

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I wanted to buy this SSD Samsung 970 Evo Plus

But apparently they use this new form factor called M.2.
My motherboard is the MSI Z97-G45 GAMING.

1. Can someone tell me if I will be able to use this SSD on my motherboard?

2. If the answer to the above is No, can you please tell me if I will be able to use it on the motherboard Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra?

3. I have the CPU i5 4670K. If I buy the Gigabyte board will I need a new CPU?
 

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  1. NO
  2. YES
  3. Yes, you'll need new CPU.
Consider if you really need that M.2 SSD (considering you'll have to buy new CPU). It has little real-world performance improvement over SATA 2.5" SSDs unless you specifically will run tasks that benefit from that kind of speeds.
 
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AllanGH

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It has little real-world performance improvement over SATA 2.5" SSDs
Actually....NVMe SSDs blow SATA interfaced devices out of the water, with read/write speeds solidly in the 3000MB/s region for the Samsung EVO devices.

Bad NVMe drives will have read/write speeds in the 980 -1200MB/s range--about double that of the best SATA interfaced drives.
 

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