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ROG Strix B-450-F M.2 compatibility

Wonky-85

6 months ago

Hi,

I have 95% of my build brought and getting ready to start putting together however, i am a little confused on the M.2 ssd front!

I have brought a WD Blue 2.5" 500gb SSD however, I wanted to get either a 250gb or 500gb M.2 to take the OS etc. Can anyone confirm what M.2 will work?? Every time I add one to part picker it adds note saying possible compatibility issues??

From Asus website it says m.2 2280, that is what i have been adding however, i notice that some are B+M and others just M....what am i missing here??

Can anyone tell me what i should go for please?

Yes....total PC noob but I'm trying to learn so go easy on me lol

Other parts as follows:

Ryzen 7 2700x, ROG Strix B-450-F, Corsair Vengeance rgb pro (2x 8gb @ 3200Mhz), 750w Coolermaster psu, WD Blue 2.5" SSD, Coolermaster lite 5 case,
And ordering ROG Strix OC 2070 GPU

Thanks

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Buy a 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD.

NVMe means Non Volatile Memory. Data stored on it won't be lost when you remove power to the system (shutting down or restarting PC). RAM is an example of Volatile memory, meaning that it's basically a short term memory device that speeds up tasks during use but is cleared when you turn off the PC. The more memory you have (8, 16, or 32GB) the smoother the performance of your PC.

M.2 is form factor (gum stick), just like 2.5" for SATA SSD or 3.5 inch for HDD.

2280 is a measurement code expressed in millimeters (mm). 22mm wide by 80mm long. There are also 1630, 4280 and 22100 M.2 drives, which is why your motherboard has several fastener holes along a straight line.

The compatibility issues are indicating that certain SATA ports will be disabled and/or PCI-e channels (where graphics cards are slotted) are forced to run slower depending on which M.2 slot being used. Your motherboard manual will describe in more detail and illustrate this further.

B= SATA, M= NVMe, M+B= NVMe or SATA.

Slowest to fastest: HDD (3.5"), SATA (M.2 or 2.5"), NVMe (M.2).

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the post mate, makes a whole load of sense now!!

https://www.ebuyer.com/836852-samsung-970-evo-v-nand-m-2-250gb-ssd-mz-v7e250bw

Cheers

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Perfect! That's exactly what I use.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Transit_75

Appreciate your advice

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