m.2 to pci-e converter
https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.a ... FMX8VP0231
I'm getting a bigger m.2 drive, but I want to keep the old drive and still use it. Board only has a single m.2 slot.
Are these things reliable?
May 9th, 2019 11:09 am
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May 9th, 2019 4:08 pm
It's an MSI B350 Tomahawk. Fairly recent BIOS from January.
May 10th, 2019 2:38 am
May 10th, 2019 6:55 am
You used the 2nd x4 slot? Did that downgrade your GPU from x16 to x8?SLee wrote: ↑ No problem with using this https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01N09 ... UTF8&psc=1 on a Haswell era Intel board. Performance is basically the same as a full-speed NVME slot.
May 10th, 2019 1:15 pm
May 10th, 2019 1:32 pm
For my particular case, the MB has a PCI-e switch so the GPU stayed at x16. But looking at the B350 Tomahawk, it seems like all the non-primary PCI-e slots are all connected to the chipset at only PCI-e 2.0 speeds, so max read/write will probably be limited to 2GBps.
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What SSD are you using by the way?
May 12th, 2019 7:43 pm
Yeah that's the old drive on the pci-e adapter. Bought in 2017 when I built my ryzen rig.BobSagget wrote: ↑ What SSD are you using by the way?
Now I wonder how these $20 adapters compare to the cheap ones from china for under $5. I don't have mine yet, but hopefully I can test when it comes in probably a month lol.
Edit: my bad, didn't see the name in the image at first.
So it's this one, right? https://www.amazon.ca/MyDigitalSSD-80mm ... B01MDRUXNZ
Jun 5th, 2019 11:40 pm
Jun 6th, 2019 10:52 pm
I had to nothing other than switch the boot order in the UEFI firmware. But my board is relatively new from 2017.BobSagget wrote: ↑ Is there anything special you have to do in the bios or something when you get one of these adapters?
I mentioned in an earlier post that I bought a cheap one from ebay. Well it arrived and I wanted to see how these cheap $4 adapters compared to $20+ ones, so I popped out my nvme ssd and plugged it into this adapter.
Plugged the adapter into the pcie x4 slot in but it's not booting into windows at all. Put the nvme ssd back connected directly to the mobo and it booted properly.
Wonder what I am doing wrong.
Jun 6th, 2019 10:59 pm
Yeah that's where I got confused.