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Add Samsung 950 Pro m.2 SSD to Asus ROG G752VM

I am planning to buy a new Asus ROG G752VM laptop, the one with GTX1060 graphic card. And I am planning to add one more SSD which is Samsung 950 Pro to the second available m.2 slot. I am planning to use this 950 Pro for gaming purposes only, and not planning to install or migrate OS to it(as it will be installed on the 1st m.2 ssd). But I have read so many reviews that the BIOS or Windows won't be able to recognize or install 950 Pro. I would like to hear from you on what shall I do, buy 950 Pro or buy 850 Pro SATA? I just want all my games like GTA5, The Witcher 3, BF4 and other games to load fast.
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  1. Hey there, Mickey.

    Well, the best case scenario would be to clear that out with the laptop manufacturer's customer support. After all it's better to be safe than sorry. On the other hand, in my opinion a NVMe SSD is a bit of a waste in terms of performance if it's used only for gaming and a SATA SSD would be more than fine for that purpose, plus it's a bit more budget friendly.

    So basically it's up to your personal preference. Please let me know what you find out.
    Boogieman_WD
  2. Boogieman_WD said:
    Hey there, Mickey.

    Well, the best case scenario would be to clear that out with the laptop manufacturer's customer support. After all it's better to be safe than sorry. On the other hand, in my opinion a NVMe SSD is a bit of a waste in terms of performance if it's used only for gaming and a SATA SSD would be more than fine for that purpose, plus it's a bit more budget friendly.

    So basically it's up to your personal preference. Please let me know what you find out.
    Boogieman_WD

    So then why is there a second NVMe SSD slot available? For RAID purposes? Or I still can add another M.2 SSD and have it as another(separated from first m.2 ssd) drive?

    And yeah SATA SSDs are cheaper, but read and write speeds are much less than NVMe SSDs. But anyway, gotta read about how it affects games load time.
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    It could be a matter of incompatibility issue (which sometimes is fixed by a BIOS/UEFI update or a drive firmware update). It could be a drive capacity problem. Basically I can't tell for sure, that's why I've recommended that you go straight to the laptop manufacturer's customer support for this one, as they should be able to provide an answer to that.
    I understand that the NVMe drives are a lot faster than SATA ones, however I don't think you'd find a lot slower in terms of gaming as regular SATA SSD drives can deal with that just fine. But, as already mentioned, it's all up to personal preference. :)
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