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2022/05/27 08:23:43 (permalink)
I am looking for suggestions what my choices to buy and use M.2 NVEM SSD"s for my Z490 Dark Motherboard I am more partial to Samsung brand have good experience with them.  Help with which best use and I see lot newer models came out and if they will be compatible my MOBO. Thanks in advance for help.

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Re: M.2 NVEM SSD's Help 2022/05/27 08:29:29 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby lastsamurairick 2022/05/27 09:07:15
As long as they fit in the slot (correct key and length) they should work. Motherboard validation is only done when the m.2 manufacturer sends a sample to the motherboard manufacturer to test that it works.

As long as you buy reputable brands from reputable sellers, the m.2 should work. Samsung, western digital, Intel, sabrent, and numerous other companies are out there. Look at the specs and think with your wallet.

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Re: M.2 NVEM SSD's Help 2022/05/27 09:07:10 (permalink)
Alright than I understand can even get latest M.2 NVEM that helps me make up my mind even do I know Computer stuff the M.2 field I do lack experience. Reading about it helps but using them another story well time to jump in and get one to set up. Thank you The_Scarlet_one for the advice and clearing up doubt.

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Re: M.2 NVEM SSD's Help 2022/05/27 10:51:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby lastsamurairick 2022/05/27 13:23:08
I've always leaned towards Samsung SSD, especially the Pro versions
 
However, my newest 5950X Rig with PCIe 4.0 ..... 1TB WD Black SN850 for my M.2 Boot drive (faster in many benchmarks, see link below)
 
WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review | TweakTown

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Re: M.2 NVEM SSD's Help 2022/05/27 10:56:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby lastsamurairick 2022/05/27 13:23:12
 Honestly Samsung drives are going to be really good options as are the WD Black. Keep in mind the Z490 will have two M.2 slots but one of them is shared with one of the PCI-E slots if I remember right. It also doesn't really matter that much for speed between the name brands if you are mostly using it for gaming. You are highly unlikely to personally notice a big difference since almost everything will open in the blink of an eye even on an old SATA SSD that is 1/5th the speed of the lower end M.2. Because of this I would look more at size than speed with 2TB now being pretty reasonable at around $200-225 if that is outside the budget 1TB is also good but 500GB and 250GB I would personally stay away from unless the budget is super tight. The Z490 wouldn't even really make use of some of the high speeds now offered because it's only PCI-E 3.0 so storage would be more important for that reason anyway. I have also noticed that modern M.2 are about the same price as the last generation but it's always worth comparing. 

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Re: M.2 NVEM SSD's Help 2022/05/27 11:00:25 (permalink)
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I've always leaned towards Samsung SSD, especially the Pro versions
 
However, my newest 5950X Rig with PCIe 4.0 ..... 1TB WD Black SN850 for my M.2 Boot drive (faster in many benchmarks, see link below)
 
WD Black SN850 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD Review | TweakTown




Because of the lack of PCIe 4.0 I would have said the 970 EVO Plus 2TB would be a better option than the faster 980 Pro. The 2TB is more at about the cost of a new game in price difference but I feel more storage is better than speeds the system can't use.

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Re: M.2 NVEM SSD's Help 2022/05/27 13:12:36 (permalink)
Cool GTX thanks for the link read it well that some good info I do like WD brand past on there HDD I never had loss. 
Hoggle No my Budget allows me to  buy up to $300 bucks I saw couple in amazon Samsung 970 2 tb around $219.00 that looks like a fair price and has some decent speeds and I read the reviews is from 2018. Well all this info gives me solid base to figure out which one to get I wait a bit than do it. But Yea I don't want no less than 2 TB . Thanks for both in taking time to write much need it Info.
I probably use just use only one M.2.
post edited by lastsamurairick - 2022/05/27 13:22:38

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