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Asrock B450m Pro4 MOBO X2 NvME SSD Slots?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by kenmeister1978, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. kenmeister1978

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  2. orbitalwalsh

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    one nvme and one sata 3 m.2 drives

    MSI mATX is the same


    itx board. dual m.2 nvme slots. one at x4 speed and other at x2

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/giga...ocket-am4-mini-itx-motherboard-mb-57h-gi.html

    also has better VRM then the above boards and ram support being 2 dim only
     
  3. kenmeister1978

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    Thanks Orbitalwalsh..

    So I could then have these two m.2's running or am I still missing the plot?


    x1 of ADATA 256GB XPG SX8200 PRO M.2 NVMe SSD, M.2 2280, PCIe, 3D NAND, R/W 3500/1200 MB/s for Operating System

    x1 of ADATA 512GB Ultimate SU800 M.2 SSD, M.2 2280, SATA3, 3D NAND, R/W 560/520 MB/s for Storage



    Thanks in advance!
     
  4. orbitalwalsh

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    you could. you wouldn;t notice much difference between nvme and sata3 just for an OS or gaming drive. Plays its hand in data handling for workload - like lightroom and mass image edits etc .

    could just double your NVMe size for a single 512gb drive or larger 1tb Sata 3 m.2 drive
     
  5. kenmeister1978

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    Thanks Orbitalwalsh..

    Ok cool. I've also just confirmed with Asrock themselves. I'm just going to go traditional and have one m.2 nvme as boot/os drive and a regular 2.5" ssd for storage.


    Thanks again!
     
  6. orbitalwalsh

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    no worries :)

    think you might lose 2 sata ports using both m.2 but should be all fine for yourself
     
  7. pandem0nium

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    You can run 2 x nvme drives on that board. One would need to be in a pcie adapter installed on the second x16 length slot on the board.
    The MSI B450 mortar has a second m.2 slot for an nvme drive and wouldn't need an adapter.

    In both cases, the second nvme drive will be limited by pcie gen 2 lanes from the chipset, so 20gbps vs 32gbps of the full speed slot. But still faster than sata (6gbps).
     
  8. orbitalwalsh

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    check website and msi rep. one is nvme and second is sata 3 . unless they have got website wrong and EU rep with wrong info
     
  9. pandem0nium

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    I've looked up the board before, and I double checked before posting that info.

    from the specs on the site:

    AMD® B450 Chipset
    • 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports1
    • 1 x M.2 slot (M2_2, Key M)1
      • Supports PCIe 2.0 x4 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
    AMD® CPU
    • 1 x M.2 slot (M2_1, Key M)*1
      • Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (AMD® Ryzen 1st and 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (AMD® Athlon™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics)and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
    1. PCI_E4 slot will be unavailable when an M.2 SSD is installed in the M2_2 slot.
    From the images of the board you can also see that the second slot has the M key slot for an nvme drive.
     
  10. orbitalwalsh

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    @pandem0nium nice, didnt check full data sheet - saw raid 1/0 for NVMe :)
     
  11. pandem0nium

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    That's Cool, no worries. Nvme raid would be cool, I'd like to give that a go.

    You can get full speed nvme raid in a SFF with the Asus X470 ITX. But would lose the nice space and extra expansion slots of mATX.

    Hopefully with the next gen boards, we'll get gen 3 lanes on the chipset for better storage options.
     
  12. orbitalwalsh

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    x570 has better storage :)

    you'll also notice asus line up will look a lot like aorus, far cry from z390... pmsl
     
  13. pandem0nium

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    Oh ok, great stuff. That's good to know. I'll look into replacing my B350 Mortar and 2700X when the new gen is out.

    Do you have a connection to the industry to have that info?
     
  14. orbitalwalsh

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    I signed AMD NDA last to times around, to busy this time around with kids and 3rd one coming to do zen2/ryzen3*** :)

    should also see prices some of the asus gear at distribution is ... some times can make a killing haha

    intel too- 22 core should be coming to x299