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Bootable M.2 SSDs?

JMikeJ

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Bootable M.2 SSDs?
« on: June 27, 2020, 05:19:03 pm »
Where can I find info on compatible BOOTABLE M.2 SSDs for GA-Z97X Gaming7 M'board?

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Re: Bootable M.2 SSDs?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 01:16:17 pm »
You can use almost any M.2 drive. But the thing is NVMe are a different story. Yes some of them work but you will not get the performance out of them.

The difference is the Reg M.2 has 2 spaces on the connection where the NVMe only has one space.

Plus some of the older M.2 PCIe drives did have one space on the connection but were not true NVMe drives.

 Here is a link to the list. https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z97X-Gaming-7-rev-10/support#support-doc
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JMikeJ

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Re: Bootable M.2 SSDs?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 05:29:49 pm »
Thanks for usefull list reference: how to identify the one(s) I can use as BOOT drive?

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Re: Bootable M.2 SSDs?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 05:41:38 pm »
Any M.2 you use it will be boot-able. 
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Re: Bootable M.2 SSDs?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 03:12:57 am »
Thanks
JMJ