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samsung 960 evo compatibility

my mainboard is gigabyte x58a-ud3r (rev 2.0)

can i install Samsung 960 evo ?
can someone suggest me fastest compatible ssd to buy ?
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    Here is your board:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-X58A-UD3R-rev-20#sp

    And no you cant, if you used 1 minute and looked up your board you will see it does not have an M.2 socket that is needed for an 960evo.
    Sure you can go and get an M.2 PCIe adapter and try it out, but ofc there is a chance it will not work.

    Just go for any well known SATA SSD.
    The speed difference in day to day usage is next to nothing.

    And if you only play games, youtube, browse internett and have a normal usage overall then you will hardly see any difference from an M.2 NVMe disk compared to an regular SATA SSD.

    You only "need" the NVMe drive if you move around very very large files or do content creations like Photoshop and working with big raw files, or you do video editing (again I will say it) with BIG files.

    Normal usage you are normaly using 4k read / write and there the speed is almost similar.


    So my advice to you would be to dont get the 960evo and just get a bigger SSD when it comes to storage.
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  2. No, don't buy the Samsung 960.
    No m.2 slot, and even if you get a PCI-E adapter, you can't boot from it.

    And for a secondary drive, that is a waste of money.

    Just get a regular SATA III drive.
    Samsung 850 EVO or Crucial MX300.
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  3. lumineZ said:
    Here is your board:
    https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-X58A-UD3R-rev-20#sp

    And no you cant, if you used 1 minute and looked up your board you will see it does not have an M.2 socket that is needed for an 960evo.
    Sure you can go and get an M.2 PCIe adapter and try it out, but ofc there is a chance it will not work.

    Just go for any well known SATA SSD.
    The speed difference in day to day usage is next to nothing.

    And if you only play games, youtube, browse internett and have a normal usage overall then you will hardly see any difference from an M.2 NVMe disk compared to an regular SATA SSD.

    You only "need" the NVMe drive if you move around very very large files or do content creations like Photoshop and working with big raw files, or you do video editing (again I will say it) with BIG files.

    Normal usage you are normaly using 4k read / write and there the speed is almost similar.


    So my advice to you would be to dont get the 960evo and just get a bigger SSD when it comes to storage.


    i did use up my time, infact... i spent like 1 hour searching for clues that i couldnt understand because simply i dont know my way around these things. thanks for reply tho.
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