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Can this fit in my motherboard?
from looking at your mb, it does have 1 slot for Type 2280, so yes it can.
But I think this SSD is NVME and my motherboard doesn't support it? Someone said I have to get a SATA SSD for my motherboard?
nah you should be good to go; from gigabyte's website:
1 x M.2 connector on the back of the motherboard (Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support)
Sure, it has 1x M.2 Socket dude
According to the specs, "someone" is wrong:
This should work.
@Orrelljet: Thanks mate, so does that mean I can't use NVME drives on this motherboard? Can you please link me a 1TB Socket 3, M key, type 2260/2280 SATA SSD that will fit my mobo. Sorry but I've got NFI. I thought M.2 is same as NVME but apparently not
@DisabledUser355470: NVME is Pcie so yes, your mobo does support it.
P2 for $127.50
pros and cons of P2 vs P1? EDIT: nvm someone has just posted a comparison link below.
This or P2 for primary drive (which I will install games on?)
I choose P1
"Crucial P2 also makes use of a much faster TLC NAND, which is more reliable and less prone to errors that the Crucial P1’s QLC flash – which is generally not recommended to be an operating system’s primary drive."
dram TLC > dram QLC > TLC > QLC
exception being the WD SN550, which has a controller that lets the TLC run OK without dram.
I have one of these and after 1.5 years it's suddenly had some kind of weird partial failure, where it's read/write speed is slower than a mechanical HDD.
Thought it could be a data issue, but reformatting didn't help.
How are these compared to the intel SSD6 nvme drive? In terms of reliability and speed
for those that have the P2, what speeds are you getting?
I am only getting
SEQ1M Q8T1 ~860MB/s Read and 645 MB/s write
I've got 908 MB/s Read and 946 MB/s Write, tested in Black Magic Disk Speed Test.
P2 is slightly faster than my Samsung T7 (non touch). T7 : 911 MB/s Read and 848 MB/s Write.
P.S. The P2 enclosed in ROG Strix Arion enclosure
My P2 is enclosed in a ROG Strix Arion too!!
I used CrystalDisk. Anyway to determine what is causing the speed difference or I just got a mediocre P2. lol
I don't know if the type of format affect the speed or not but both my P2 and T7 (all 1TB) formatted as exFat.
I reckon it might be the format type in your P2.
@FrugallyOz: Thanks, I will research on the formatting.
I left it default when I initialized it, so its NTFS.
I thought NTFS was the "standard" now
@chad87: No worries! Good luck :)
I have an alienware aurora r11 and plan to use an nvme to pcie adapter, is there a limitation on storage it can handle? Plan to get the 2 tb
No, it’s just a physical interface converter. Should support all M.2 drives.
I have the P1 (part of a Techfast build), but understand the P2 is generally better, so go for that one for the minimal price difference.
Also consider a heat sink for any NVME SSD that doesn't have one already, The P1 didn't and slowed down dramatically after just a short time of continuous read/writes.
my P1 1tb works fine after 1 year of usage, 98% life left.
I know it's hard/impossible to find now, but P2 or Kinfston A2 1TB (even if I have to go 500GB for the A2) - have seen reviews of better read/writes on the P2, despite the A2 having DRAM - what am I missing?
Use-case is to upgrade my Samsung PM951 256GB dual-boot drive (maybe 2 games on it), size increase more of interest than the speed, but longevity, too.
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