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Will a Samsung 950 PRO NVMe M.2 SSD work in a ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING mobo?

I am currently building a PC and purchased ASUS's Z170 Pro Gaming mobo. I confused this with the Z170 PRO. My understanding was that the Z170 PRO Gaming does not support NVMe technology but the Z170 PRO does.

I want to get the best performance out of the drive so my question is will it be limited to AHCI sata speeds if i keep the PRO GAMING edition or should i upgrade to the PRO to utilize NVMe?

What should i do if i want the most out of the m.2 SSD?


PRO GAMING: https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Z170-PRO-GAMING/specifications/

Samsung 950: http://www.samsung.com/us/business/computing/solid-state-drives/MZ-V5P256BW

Thank you
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  1. Both links show the exact same product.
  2. MarkW said:
    Both links show the exact same product.


    I just checked them. They both go to different items. Pleas check again.
  3. Go to Amazon.com and Newegg.com . Type in "NVMe M.2 motherboard". Both companies have different NVMe motherboards for sale. If you want M.2 that can handle the 950 at full speed, you need M.2 x4 and not just M.2. The differnce is that M.2 is 10Gb/sec. M.2 x4 is 32Gb.sec.

    I even saw one motherboard made by AsRock that had triple M.2 x4... Yes, 3 of those.
  4. Best answer
    Yes! Z170 Pro Gaming works with SamSung 950, Just build a system for my clients
    If you are install Win7, then you need to have a USB with Samsung NVMe drivers so you can load it during installation other the Window wont see Samsung 950
  5. Your ASUS motherboard supports the Samsung 950 Pro model in which you're interested. See...
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-950-PRO-Internal-MZ-V5P256BW/dp/B015SOI392

    Where did you get the idea it didn't?
  6. But does it support it at full speed?
  7. Noiz1212 said:
    But does it support it at full speed?



    I would like to know the same!
  8. NHS2008 said:
    Noiz1212 said:
    But does it support it at full speed?



    I would like to know the same!


    Me too!
  9. Yes it does It read about 2000MB/s and Write about 1500~1700MB/s dont exactly remember, but it's fast!
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