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Sabertooth X99 + NVME M.2 ?

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Dicehunter, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Dicehunter

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2007

    Posts: 10,635

    Location: Ye Olde England

    I have the X99 Sabertooth and it has a space for a long M.2 drive in a compartment on the lower right of the thermal armour and was wondering if this is just standard SATA6G M.2 drives or is it compatible with NVME M.2 drives for some 2000MB/s read speed goodness as I'm looking at getting one of the Samsung 950 Pro NVME M.2 drives :)
     
  2. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 7,856

    Location: Reading, UK

    The m.2 slot is pcie not sata so yes the 950pro will work fine
     
  3. Radox-0

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 9, 2015

    Posts: 2,430

    Location: Earth

    Yep. Slot supports M.2 PCIe drives and provides the full 4 X Gen 3.0 lanes required. It will share bandwith with the 16_3 X slot (last long bottom one on the board) however.
     
  4. Dicehunter

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 19, 2007

    Posts: 10,635

    Location: Ye Olde England

    Awesome thanks peeps :)