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post #11 of 107
yeah, i was watching a youtube video with JJ (the asus rep). he was stating that Asus may make a bios update for z87 boards that would allow nvme as boot drives.

BUT..... in further research (i wish i could find it again), a user stated that he was able to get a nvme drive to boot on a z87-pro board with the currently released drivers. having a z87-deluxe, i would think it would work as well.

and if all else fails, i would use it as my game install drive, which is also my working folder/temp drive when editing go pro videos. i think i would get a better benefit from that then just having my OS boot up quicker, but not sure.

im not really sure the pcie lanes will hold me back? i only have a single gpu and nothing else?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rctaLgK5stA
post #12 of 107
I believe you can mod the UEFI/BIOS to add the needed nvme drivers.
post #13 of 107
Doesn't HP have something like you are looking for? I remember reading about it. I think it was the HP Z Turbo Drive?
post #14 of 107
Seems like there is something coming:

'Phison teamed up with Kingston and Liqid to demonstrate an add-in card that puts four M.2 drives under a heatsink and provides power loss protection capacitors. This can allow for better density and utilization of PCIe slots than a single-controller PCIe x4 add-in card'

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9982/ces-2016-phison-previews-upcoming-ssd-controllers

Jan
Edited by JanFroh - 1/22/16 at 5:26am
post #15 of 107
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Originally Posted by JanFroh View Post

Seems like there is something coming:

'Phison teamed up with Kingston and Liqid to demonstrate an add-in card that puts four M.2 drives under a heatsink and provides power loss protection capacitors. This can allow for better density and utilization of PCIe slots than a single-controller PCIe x4 add-in card'

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9982/ces-2016-phison-previews-upcoming-ssd-controllers

Jan

Great find - thank you. A card like this would most likely have a PCIe switch on it. My guess is $100+ for a bare card or it comes with the m.2 drives pre-populated. Still would totally go for the former if it became available.
post #16 of 107
I don't know about dual m.2 cards but i'm able to boot from my Samsung 950 pro and an Addonics adm2px4 adapter on an Asus maximus vi hero. All I had to do was follow this http://www.win-raid.com/t871f16-Guide-How-to-get-full-NVMe-support-for-Intel-Chipset-systems-from-Series-up.html?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email flash the newly created bios to my motherboard and it works perfectly.
post #17 of 107
Intel already has this it is Intel® SSD DC P3608 this is raid 0 on a card but you will pay for it and it uses 8 lanes of PciE 3.0

you really have to dig to find this info. but you can not use this drives in older M/B's because it is a raid 0 on boot and the older chipsets will not see this. only works on a Z170 chipset
post #18 of 107
This does it but it wants to put the two M.2 in a 5 1/4" bay instead of on the card directly, I don't know why. PCI Express (PCIe) x8 to two PCIe M.2 sockets Docking
post #19 of 107
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Intel already has this it is Intel® SSD DC P3608 this is raid 0 on a card but you will pay for it and it uses 8 lanes of PciE 3.0

you really have to dig to find this info. but you can not use this drives in older M/B's because it is a raid 0 on boot and the older chipsets will not see this. only works on a Z170 chipset

I have the DC P3608 (1.6TB version) running with an x99 motherboard. It's not raid 0, it shows up as 2 separate 800GB devices (in linux). I benchmarked a single (800gb) drive vs a 950 pro 512gb, and the 950 pro was much faster (1.1 GB/s vs 1.7 GB/s in a file copying test). I'm also waiting/looking for a dual m.2 pcie3.0 x8 adapter to come out, because 2 950s will blow the intel out of the water both in terms of speed and price.
post #20 of 107
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Originally Posted by atomicdog View Post

I have the DC P3608 (1.6TB version) running with an x99 motherboard. It's not raid 0, it shows up as 2 separate 800GB devices (in linux). I benchmarked a single (800gb) drive vs a 950 pro 512gb, and the 950 pro was much faster (1.1 GB/s vs 1.7 GB/s in a file copying test). I'm also waiting/looking for a dual m.2 pcie3.0 x8 adapter to come out, because 2 950s will blow the intel out of the water both in terms of speed and price.

But I thought I had read on a Z170 board you can use it as a 1.6 tb device as 2 800gb in raid 0????
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