1. BaK

    Storage M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 into PCIe 3.0

    Hi guys, How do you think an M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 drive, like the Western Digital Black SN850 1TB, will behave if installed into a PCIE 3.0 slot? Will it max out the PCIe 3.0 available speed while staying cold as running at half its speed only? I am looking for the best 1TB option that will not...
  2. B

    GPU ASRock Rack Unveils M.2 Slot Graphics Card

    Related Article. I'm not excited about the actual product itself as it's simply x1 for vga (weird edge case use I imagine), but I am fascinated with the idea of how far the concept can go. While more indirectly using m.2 for graphics isn't entirely new for this community (as a number of you...
  3. Shaytanya

    Advice Help cooling m2 drives - dan a4 - asus z490 I gaming

    Hi team Can anyone offer any advice how to cool the M.2 drives on an Asus rog strix z490 I gaming? I have the Dan a4.1 with AIO cooler. One of the m.2 drives is running very hot (88+) the other around 60 and I was wondering if anyone had any bright ideas? Would oc the cpu increase the m2...
  4. Analogue Blacksheep

    Storage Sabrent Rocket 4TB M.2-2280 NVME

    4TB M.2 2280 NVME SSD is now a thing. https://www.sabrent.com/product/SB-ROCKET-4TB/4tb-rocket-nvme-pcie-m-2-2280-internal-ssd-high-performance-solid-state-drive/
  5. Analogue Blacksheep

    OCuLink to SAS cables - Needing help understanding them

    Currently looking at some OCuLink (SFF-8611) -host- to SAS (SFF-8643) -device- cables to potentially use in an adapter. The adapter will be housing a Samsung 970 Pro which has a max sequential read speed of 3,500 MB/s and a max sequential write speed of 2,700 MB/s. More info on the drive here...
  6. DeltaIndiaXray

    M.2 to MXM?

    Hey so let me start out by saying I’m fairly new to this shit but have been building computers for well over 5 years. I haven’t done a ton of SFF builds but a few. I’ve been doing research lately on some crazy ideas that I’ve been storming up in my head while stuck on deployment and waiting to...
  7. D

    (SOLVED) Need Help Understanding M.2 Slots

    UPDATE: Thanks everyone for their help. I understand things now ? ----- So I'm in the process of buying PC parts for an SFF build. I'm limited on space so I was planning on using a couple of M.2 drives and a 7mm 2.5" either SSD or HDD. The board im gonna use (ROG Strix X470-I) says this...
  8. LexImatx

    Motherboard Asus X470-I & M.2 SSDs HELP!

    Apologies in advance if I've not posted this in the right place, I'm new to the forum. I've already searched for similar posts, but I can't seem to find any...again, sorry in advance if there are any. It's been a while since I have built a new 'cutting edge' PC, but I've finally decided to...
  9. B

    future m.2 bandwidth for PCIe adapters?

    My understanding is that your NVMe M.2 > PCIe x16 adapter has limitations of PCIe x4 speeds as the bandwidth is limited to that amount on the motherboard. As interest seems to be growing for this graphics adapter solution to be used with Mini-STX boards & that ultra small form factor, do you...
  10. superskript

    Storage Looking for form factor 2260 M.2 SSD

    Hey guys, First post, so apologies if my category/formatting are wrong. I've been looking to build an ultra-small rig and have a parts list thrown together, the motherboard of which can take two M.2 SSDs; one standard 2280 form factor and a 2260. Problem is, I can't find any 2260 size SSDs...
  11. AMv8-1day

    GPU [AnandTech] Innodisk Launches M.2 Graphics Card with 4K Output

    Innodisk Launches M.2 Graphics Card with 4K Output Pretty cool, obviously pretty niche and not meant to be a "gaming card", but I would love to see some more exploration into low power cards in M.2 or M.2 ribbon adapter formfactor. Capture card maybe? Low power RX 550 or MX150? RAID/HBA...
  12. fytoKemikaL

    Showcase: Dan A4-SFX v3 w/ Delidded 8700k, Liquid Cooled

    Hi, I just wanted to share my build which I'm using for both gaming and streaming simultaneously. After delidding my 8700k and installing liquid-cooling I was able to overclock my cpu to 4,9 GHz and keep everything under or around 70 degrees Celsius under heavy usage. Of course I had to put some...
  13. Phuncz

    SFF.Network Samsung releases 970 EVO and PRO M.2 NVMe SSDs

    Read more here.

    m.2 SLI GPU

    Hi everyone, I've searched the forum, and done some googling, but haven't found an example of it yet. I've seen people using a series of adapters to run a GPU from an m.2 port. Mostly the interest seems to be doing this with NUC where PCIe is otherwise unavailable. But has anyone added a second...
  15. Nightblade

    Newegg XPG SX7000 PCIe NVME Gen3x4 M.2 512GB SSD @ $154.99

    Shell Shocker $154.99 w/ free shipping AND a 15$ gift card https://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=Homepage_SS-_-P9_9SIADF16NW7016-_-12112017&Index=9 While this is a cheap M.2 NVMe Drive, looking at its specs, this is still a good deal for someone who wants a decent drive for...
  16. ThatRacingGuy

    In the interest of storage (m.2)

    My Asrock X370 motherboard is described as having 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket, supports M Key type 2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s) (with Ryzen Series CPU) or Gen3 x2 (16 Gb/s) (with A-Series APU)* *Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks The question is...
  17. ondert

    Asrock Deskmini 110 & Gt 1030 Possible?

    Hey sff forum, I'm sure I'm not the first to think about this but is there any chance to put GT 1030 inside Asrock Deskmini 110 barebone pc? The chassis itself has 155 x 155 x 80mm dimensions but don't know about the inner clearance. The shortest GT 1030 I found is Gigabyte's GT 1030 Low...
  18. V

    Storage What type of M.2 SSD should I get for this mobo?

    Hi guys! So I'm looking at MSI H110I Pro. In Specification, it says: M.2 Slot: 1x 2280 Key M(PCIe Gen2 x 4) Does that mean for this board, I have to get the PCIe type instead of SATA type? Or both work? I want to get the latter one because it's cheaper.
  19. LocoMoto

    Other SATA - M.2 2280 Adapters

    Hey y'all! So I've been thinking a lot about these, so I wanted to check if any of you have used them to save physical space in builds as compared to 2,5" drives for instance! If you have, did you try out a few different ones for stability and performance differences? If you have some...
  20. Phuncz

    Storage Intel's new consumer and enterprise SSDs, M.2 PCIe included

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/10598/intel-launches-3d-nand-ssds-for-client-and-enterprise It sure took them long enough but Intel's finally ready to take M.2 SSDs seriously. But not on performance or reliability is the fight being held, but on price: Interesting, M.2 PCIe SSDs for everyone !