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NVMe by ShitFamblewed.dxf - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 04:38:51 EST ID:KKlM0924 No.120678 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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  1. Will my Asus Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura mobo boot from an NVMe M.2-PCIe 3.0 SSD? NVMe isn't even referenced anywhere in the manual, so I don't have a good feeling about it.

2. Is it really that likely that I'll have to clock my 3000MHz DDR4 down to auto/2133MHz for it to play nice with NVMe, as I've read is sometimes the case?

3. If booting from an NVMe drive isn't possible, are AHCI M.2-PCIe or AHCI M.2-SATA cards worth the expense, or should I just get a 1.8"/2.5" AHCI SATA SSD?

4. Oh, and Windows 10 does have decent native NVMe drivers now, right?

5. Lastly, is migrating my Win10 install from HDD to SDD just a simple matter of creating a partition table on the SDD and cloning the partition over from the HDD?

Sorry for the fuckload of questions.
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ShitFamblewed.dxf - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 06:50:16 EST ID:KKlM0924 No.120679 Ignore Report Quick Reply
To anyone who cares: through a lot of googling I've worked out that yes the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming Aura does support NVMe1.1 over M-key M.2Gen3-PCIe3.0x4

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/mainboard/96166-asus-z170-pro-gamingaura/?page=5
http://www.userbenchmark.com/System/Asus-Z170-PRO-GAMING-AURA/40284
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/solid-state-drives/consumer-ssds/000022677.html
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JarvisBrookfield.dwg - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:12:37 EST ID:Mw0E3xZ0 No.120680 Ignore Report Quick Reply
  1. Ask Asus Tech support. Don't ask us to google something for you
  2. I dont' know, that might be a thing.
  3. the speed gains from any M.2 drive are overrated unless you're trying to load very large files. If you're working on a film editing project, they're great as a scratch disk for quickly scrubbing through a timeline with zero load times. Otherwise, you're really not going to see a substantial upgrade in terms of boot times and overall system responsiveness versus a conventional SSD
  4. Yes
  5. Yes. Samsung typically includes a cloning utility with their SSDs that will accomplish this.
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EmmaGreenbury.jpg - Wed, 08 Mar 2017 16:33:54 EST ID:xL3OwkMk No.120733 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>12068

The thing is some NVME sticks are getting to be very good value.
https://www.amazon.com/Intel-600p-SSDPEKKW512G7X1-Reseller-Single/dp/B01JSJA65C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1489008388&sr=8-2&keywords=ssd+600p

They don't actually have the write performance of a high speed NVME SSD. I do video work but nothing high res or particularly big projects so it's been great for me.

That's only 40 bucks or so more than a comparable sata SSD, and in the M.2 space the price difference is less than that.

I might have dipped down to a regular style SSD for a terabyte at a more reasonable price, but I got a big fat hard drive instead.

If OP couldn't boot from the NVME stick I could help set up a boot partition on your other drive. You can do it from the recovery option but it's finnicky.


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