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Does the ASROCK H97M pro4 motherboard have compatibility with a Samsung 850 EVO m.2 SATA III 500 GB SSD?

Hi, I'm looking for a cheap upgrade from my HDD to an SSD now that their prices are going down. As the title asks, does the micro-atx ASROCk H97M pro4 mobo work with a Samsung 850 EVO m.2 SATA III SSD (vertical internal)? Thanks!
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  1. Calvin7 said:

    Thanks! Would any of these adapters be compatible with my mobo?
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  3. Calvin7 said:


    Thanks for the help, is there any particular difference between the one you listed as the first reply, to the adapter you linked just now? Will a 6G adapter only be compatible with my mobo, or do I need a 6G because that is the one the specific SSD is compatible with? Thanks again!
  4. why do you want a mSata drive and have to fool with an adaptor when a normal sata SSD is cheap - samsung 850 Evo 250 GB $80 shipped, no adapter card needed
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480300401&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+840+evo

    if you do go the adapter card route, go with the Asus hyper X - i had the addionics and while it does function well, that mSata is going to run hot, and the Asus card mounts the SSD with about 1/8+ gap between the backside and the card's board, which means airflow. The addionics doesn't leave enough of a gap to drop a 25 cent pc between the ssd and the card's board
  5. The Original Ralph said:
    why do you want a mSata drive and have to fool with an adaptor when a normal sata SSD is cheap - samsung 850 Evo 250 GB $80 shipped, no adapter card needed
    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-75E250B-AM/dp/B00OAJ412U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1480300401&sr=8-2&keywords=samsung+840+evo

    if you do go the adapter card route, go with the Asus hyper X - i had the addionics and while it does function well, that mSata is going to run hot, and the Asus card mounts the SSD with about 1/8+ gap between the backside and the card's board, which means airflow. The addionics doesn't leave enough of a gap to drop a 25 cent pc between the ssd and the card's board

    I heard m.2 SSDs are much faster, but for the non m.2 version would I require a mount add on? My case is a cooler master n200. Thanks!
  6. you're confusing what i asked

    an mSata drive is no faster than a normal Sata SSD - an NVMe M.2 drive is 3X (or more) faster, and to me justifies the PCIe adapter card. Check out a Samsung 950 Pro or a 960 Pro in terms of read / write speeds vs a Sata or mSata drive
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