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Can I add M.2 SSDs via PCIe on Gigabyte Z87X-OC?

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Moleyman, Jul 7, 2018.

  1. Moleyman

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    Joined: Mar 29, 2015

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    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Hi everyone,

    I currently have a Gigabyte Z87X-OC mobo (F8 BIOS) with a 4770K @ 4.5Ghz and an MSI Gaming 1080ti. All my mobo SATA ports have various SATA SSDs attached.

    What I would like to know is if I can buy a PCIe card to which I can then install at least 2 fast M.2 SSDs (970 Evo, WD Black 3D etc) and be able to boot from both/either M.2 SSD?

    If so, do you have any recommendations for the PCIe card? Price isn't too much of an issue.

    Many thanks,

    Moley
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2018
  2. lltfdaniel

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  3. HoneyBadger

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    Be careful, although that will work, it may not work as a boot disk, and I don't see this functionality mentioned anywhere. So if it doesn't, it means you would only have it as an extra drive, and not a bootable one.
     
  4. troops

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    You can mod the bios on the Z87 to support NVMe
     
  5. Moleyman

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    Joined: Mar 29, 2015

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    Location: Norwich, Norfolk

    Thanks for the replies, everyone.

    I will investigate further.

    All the best,

    Moley