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    Default Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    Recently I purchased the new Gigabyte z97x ud5h bk mb, will also buy a new Devil's Caynon processor the end of this month.

    On this mb you can ao. place a M.2 ssd, will this have any effect versus a normal Sata ssd, since it will be plugged directly ont
    the mb?


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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    im not sure,i think some are slightly faster than an ssd or will be a lot faster in the future
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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    Quote Originally Posted by polypenko View Post
    On this mb you can ao. place a M.2 ssd, will this have any effect versus a normal Sata ssd, since it will be plugged directly ont
    the mb?
    I am getting ready to try this. It is supposed to be a lot faster because it is using a PCIe interface, not a SATA interface. Post your speeds and let us know!

    Do you mean Plextor M2 or Plextor M.2? Because the Plextor SSD available for PCIe is called M6.

    BTW, the M.2 support document (just posted on the Gigabyte site) shows two Plextor models - make sure for the UD5H you get the PCIe model! (Though I imagine any capacity of that PCIe model works, not just 128Gb.)

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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    Quote Originally Posted by polypenko View Post
    Recently I purchased the new Gigabyte z97x ud5h bk mb, will also buy a new Devil's Caynon processor the end of this month.

    On this mb you can ao. place a M.2 ssd, will this have any effect versus a normal Sata ssd, since it will be plugged directly ont
    the mb?


    tks.
    I'm not sure what you mean by "effect", but this is a benchmark of a Plextor M6e SSD, removed from the PCIe adapter board and inserted into the M.2 slot:

    Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h  bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.-m6e-2-ssd-jpg

    M.2 SSDs can be designed as either a PCIe or a SATA SSD, the M6e is a PCIe SSD.

    Saying a M.2 SSD "is supposed to be a lot faster" leaves out a lot of important detail, such as is the M.2 SSD a PCIe or SATA device, and if PCIe, what is the interface type, x2 or x4. The M6e is a PCIe x2 SSD.

    The SSD controller used in PCIe SSDs will make a big difference in performance. The M6e uses a new SSD controller from Marvell, but is a first generation device. It worked flawlessly for me but is one of the first SSDs of this type.

    The M6e in some areas is somewhat faster than the best SATA SSDs, but is a first generation M.2 PCIe SSD, and is not a huge leap forward in performance... yet. I used it for a while as an OS drive, and it booted Windows a little bit faster than a Samsung 840 Pro or SanDisk Extreme II. The difference was at most a second or two.

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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    please see below photo, this is the slot I mean.

    Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h  bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.-gigabytez97ud5h-black-edition-jpg
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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    This is the M2 ssd, I read the dutch test on the plextor pci-e ssd and eventhough it is a bit faster than the normal plextor
    m5pro sata ssd, the speed advantage was not substantial.

    Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h  bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.-1378463300-jpg

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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    This is my AS ssd scorer with a Plextor M5pro

    Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h  bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.-plextor-m5pro-png

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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    The Plextor M.2 SSD in your picture will work in the M.2 slot on the Z97X UD5H board. Be careful when putting it in that slot, the slot and connector on the M.2 drive is "keyed", meaning it will fit only one way. The picture you posted is the top of that SSD, and should be up when inserted into the slot.

    The Z97X UD5H board has this in the specifications:

    Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h  bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.-gigabyte-z97ud5h-ports-png

    As it states, when using an M.2 SSD, the Intel SATA ports 4 and 5 will no longer work. That seems strange IMO, it is true if the M.2 SSD is a SATA type SSD, but a PCIe type SSD like the M6e would not use up SATA ports 4 and 5 as far as I know.

    Is this what you mean by effect?

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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    What I mean is, will a M2 ssd versus my normal plextor m5p be noticible in responciveness and overall
    performances of my system?

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    Default Re: Plextor M2 ssd on a Z97x ud5h bk versus a normal Plextor m5p ssd.

    Has anybody meanwhile bought a m.2 ssd with the new z97 mb and does it boot correctly
    with W 8.1 64 bits.

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