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  1. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    New drive


    Please ignore my ignorance but I have an older desktop with an Asus P8ZZ-V board and I am wondering if an M2 drive would fit.
    I cannot see any dedicated slot where the M2 is normally fitted and secured with a small screw any advise greatly appreciated.
    I currently have a Samsung 860 500GB EVO and am just looking for a little more speed - current boot is 25-30 seconds.
    John
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  2. Bree's Avatar
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       #2

    Sounds like you need an adapter....

    Amazon.com.au: sata to m2 adapter 3.5in
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  3. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Thanks Bree for your quick reply I will look into that as I didn't know they were available as an adaptor based insert as I have looked and my old board doesn't have any M2 slots.

    I just hope that Amazon Australia has got them as they have only just got a site out here.

    John
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    I assume you mean the P8Z77-V, which came out in 2012. That board does not have any M.2 slots (the M.2 form factor was standardized in 2013). It also doesn't look like the BIOS supports NVME so you wouldn't be able to boot from an NVME drive even if you got a PCIe adapter.

    So you are stuck with SATA. And the Samsung 860 is already as fast as you can get on SATA.
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  5. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Thanks Polar Nettles to be honest I thought that perhaps the BIOS might be the stumbling block because the one that my board has from experience got a mind of it's own
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  6. SIW2's Avatar
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    ICIT2LOL

    Nvme:

    It is doable. Either by using Duet/refind bootmanager, or by modding the bios.

    For many, it is not worth bothering. Apart from boot time, you are unlikely to notice much difference.

    Your current setup:

    I currently have a Samsung 860 500GB EVO and am just looking for a little more speed - current boot is 25-30 seconds.
    I get that boot time from a spinning HD on an Ivybridge board. Not sure why your ssd isn't a bit quicker.
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  7. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Thanks SIW2 I think I might just leave it with the SATA in it now there is an option of a drive that has 10Mbs faster read and write but it hradly seems worth it.

    My alternative is to go new motherboard but that entails new just about everything best left as is until I win a large amount of money and do a new build eh??
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  8. SIW2's Avatar
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    There is nothing wrong with a decent Ivybridge setup, plenty of life in it yet.
    I am typing this from one.
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    SIW2 said:
    There is nothing wrong with a decent Ivybridge setup, plenty of life in it yet.
    I am typing this from one.
    Yeah, but does yours take 25-30 seconds to boot, like the OP does?!? 25 Seconds boot from an SSD and something is very wrong, IMHO.
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  10. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    Yes Navy LCDR It has been faster in the past but I am not very good with working in the BIOS I can do certain things like setting boot preference etc but some of the other detailed stuff is really quite difficult to follow unless one has been working it for many years and has the technical know how.

    One thing I have noticed though is when I include any other boot source the BIOS will automatically return the boot sequence to the optical drive for example leaving the SSD as the second option or even the third. I am sure if I knew what I was doing the machine would boot in much less time. For example the first thing that happens when I boot it goes to some Asus screen and lingers for what seems like ages but again I ma not that cluey on how to set the BIOS to prevent even that happening.
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