King of Cable Management
- Sep 11, 2016
I'm hoping for a AM4 M-ATX that supports Crossfire and or SLI. Do you guys know of anything anounced for M-ATX?
So what you're saying is the chances of an AM4 board with more than one M.2 are really low?
I had a feeling it might be that way, but if you're right that seals the deal for me going Z270 + 6700T.
• AMD® X370 Chipset
• 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
• 2 x M.2 ports (Key M)
- M2_1 slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN series processor) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors) and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280/ 22110 storage devices
- M2_2 slot supports PCIe 2.0 x4 and SATA 6Gb/s 2242/ 2260 /2280 storage devices
• 1 x U.2 port
- Supports PCIe 3.0 x4 (RYZEN series processor) or PCIe 3.0 x2 (7th Gen A-series/ Athlon™ processors) NVMe storage
* Maximum support 2x M.2 PCIe SSDs + 6x SATA HDDs or 2x M.2 SATA SSDs + 4x SATA HDDs.
• AMD® X370 Chipset
• Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 for SATA storage devices
Yes, the platform isn't designed for it. It could be done, theoretically, if all 4 of the general purpose PCI-e 3.0 lanes (listed under SATA Express) were used for a second M.2 slot. MSI has even got two slots on their X370 Titanium board, using 4 of the general purpose PCI-e 2.0 lanes for it.
It looks like they have a quick switch on the M.2 PCI-e 3.0 lanes from the processor to handle a U.2 port, too.
However, unless you are running a database or file server that is accessed by many people or machines and sustains high I/O rates and large queue depths, basing your computer off of M.2 storage devices doesn't make too much sense. A properly set up system should be nearly as fast and pretty much indecipherable to a user, whether they have all M.2 or M.2 plus SATA SSDs. You can add M.2 drives to SATA ports with adapters, as well.
I have heard that some of those boards are unreliable.
Do you know one that is known to be reliable?
Sometimes it isn't all about speed, I'm interested in dual M.2 because as much as I love Josh's S4, The Customod Mini is in a formfactor I prefer and I'm going to be moving into it as soon as possible.
That means no 2.5" drives though, unless I get creative, so I'll be moving to M.2 only. That adapter might be a decent stopgap if I get the case before a mobo with 2x M.2, though.
I might be able to, I'll probably get one or two since they're cheap and just see how it goes. I've not gotten my M.2 Drives yet anyway. (And I shouldn't be getting my customod until april)I don't have direct experience...I would look around at reviews online. If it is instability or things like that cause by the BIOS, I would just wait until the BIOS updates have been released.
Those M.2 adapter cards are 45mm wide (7mm thick and 105mm long) ...could you slot them in edge-wise into that case?
Looks good, has it been working well?See my build... I'm using one.
I think I came across a box of those Startech adapters, I'll look..I might be able to, I'll probably get one or two since they're cheap and just see how it goes. I've not gotten my M.2 Drives yet anyway. (And I shouldn't be getting my customod until april)
Looks good, has it been working well?
Actually we do not have any information about these two mainboards, since Biostar has announced them without any details, even no availability details. So I can not answer this question right now. If we will offer them, I am sure we offer them in bundles with Ryzen and A12-APUs