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Help with m.2 adapter fpr pcie???

Bought a M.2 Kingston Predator 240GB ssd to upgrade my P6T Deluxe V2 Asus mobo. When i ordered it I thought it was supposed to come with an adapter for a pcie slot but didn't. Now i'm having trouble trying to find the correct one. I think I'm reading some of the specs correctly, as some of them seem to be able to connect to a regular ssd and to an M.2 ssd at the same time? Am I reading this correctly? Sure could use some advice if anyone knows what I should order.
P6T Deluxe v2 mobo
12GB Ram
i7 920 1st grn cpu
Gtx 660 ti
Win7-64bit
Big Thank you if you can help.
Reply to Armourite
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More about adapter fpr pcie
  1. here's the kind you want - either the Asus Hyper M.2 Kit or the Addonics. The asus M.2 > PCIe adapter is a little higher quality, in design as well as execution - asus uses a taller mounting socket as well as standoff for the screw, so the M.2 SSD will have a larger gap between it and the expansion card, allowing for more airflow behind it

    asus
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-HYPER-M-2-X4-ACCESSORY-FOR-ASUS-X99-DELUXE-USB3-1-ORIGINAL-ONE-/231788858224?hash=item35f7b14b70:g:-XoAAOSwnipWZ4FF

    addonics
    http://www.addonics.com/products/adm2px4.php
    Reply to The Original Ralph
  2. Thx Original Ralph! I actually called Kingston in Southern California and they will send you the Kingston PCIe card for $15us and they pay the shipping. I was quite impressed with the service from them. They required that I email them a copy of the invoice to prove that I purchased that m.2 ssd as they don't sell them retail, but I believe they know of the shortage for these cards they made an exception. The part # is "SNA-HHHL/P"
    Reply to Armourite
  3. So I have received the pcie adapter, I've been able to install the new os but I'm running into a booting issue. 99% of the time I reboot it can't find the M.2 ssd, give me the option to hit the "any key" because it can't find a boot device. I can hit the "any key" sometimes once and sometimes several times then it will go into the os on the M.2 drive. I can't figure out why it just won't go in the first place. Any one have any ideas?
    Reply to Armourite
  4. Best answer
    I am afraid I have some bad news. You have a very old motherboard that was first released at the very beginning of 2009. It is a 7 year old X58 motherboard that cannot properly support a modern PCIe ssd. On a board that old you wouldn't be able to use a PCIe ssd as a boot drive.
    Reply to JohnnyLucky
  5. there may be some hope yet - follow the below link, one poster apparently worked out how to mod the BIOS on the early chipsets to accomodate booting from PCIe drives

    http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2437588
    Reply to The Original Ralph
  6. JFC, how is it possible to have a wrong anwser marked as solution, and be one of the first results that show up in google?

    Only in tomshardware...

    I HAVE and samsung 950 pro on a pci-e adapter card from ebay, sticked in my ASUS P6T Deluxe v2, and IT SIMPLY WORKS!

    Of course, instead of givin 2300MB/s read transfer, i get 1500MB/s since it only supports PCI-e v2, but IT WORKS, and its blazing fast!



    BTW, the pci-e adapter was the cheappest one on ebay, under 5 euros...
    Reply to IdontWantAuserName
  7. So. Can you repeat for a stupid one please ? P6T Deluxe v2 can use PCIx SSD OR M.2 on PCIx adapter as main boot drive ?


    I have SM951 I wonder if I Can use it. Or only newer -->NVMe <-- drives can do it.

    P.S.

    At list I have AHCI based unit, back then there were no NVMe , period. Wonder if it'll work.
    Reply to XAKEP
  8. I am also interested in this answer. Has anyone successfully booted from the Samsung 950 Pro on Asus P6TD Deluxe?
    Reply to Renan_1
  9. Have you successfully booted from the Samsung 950 Pro on Asus P6TD Deluxe?


    XAKEP said:
    So. Can you repeat for a stupid one please ? P6T Deluxe v2 can use PCIx SSD OR M.2 on PCIx adapter as main boot drive ?


    I have SM951 I wonder if I Can use it. Or only newer -->NVMe <-- drives can do it.

    P.S.

    At list I have AHCI based unit, back then there were no NVMe , period. Wonder if it'll work.
    Reply to Renan_1
  10. Renan_1 said:
    I am also interested in this answer. Has anyone successfully booted from the Samsung 950 Pro on Asus P6TD Deluxe?


    For now I am using SSD regular to boot and M.2 for all programs.

    When I'll try to install Windows I'll try on M.2 and will report.
    Reply to XAKEP
  11. Hi.

    Were you able to use the M.2 drive for boot?

    thanks.

    XAKEP said:
    Renan_1 said:
    I am also interested in this answer. Has anyone successfully booted from the Samsung 950 Pro on Asus P6TD Deluxe?


    For now I am using SSD regular to boot and M.2 for all programs.

    When I'll try to install Windows I'll try on M.2 and will report.
    Reply to mohebius
  12. mohebius said:
    Hi.

    Were you able to use the M.2 drive for boot?

    thanks.

    XAKEP said:
    Renan_1 said:
    I am also interested in this answer. Has anyone successfully booted from the Samsung 950 Pro on Asus P6TD Deluxe?


    For now I am using SSD regular to boot and M.2 for all programs.

    When I'll try to install Windows I'll try on M.2 and will report.





    Honestly I haven't tried it yet. It's work pc and I simply hadn't had time to mess with it yet. I mean I guess what I can do I can boot with flash card and check it out if drive visible to begin with, because if it's not I don't have to install anything we'll know .... I'll try to do it in near future (a week or less) and will report.
    Reply to XAKEP
  13. XAKEP said:
    So. Can you repeat for a stupid one please ? P6T Deluxe v2 can use PCIx SSD OR M.2 on PCIx adapter as main boot drive ?


    I have SM951 I wonder if I Can use it. Or only newer -->NVMe <-- drives can do it.

    P.S.

    At list I have AHCI based unit, back then there were no NVMe , period. Wonder if it'll work.


    YES
    Reply to DontWannaUser
  14. Please, someone take that f# solved from the wrong awnser!
    Reply to DontWannaUser
  15. DontWannaUser said:
    Please, someone take that f# solved from the wrong awnser!


    you confirm the booting from ssd m2 with pcie adapter and p6t deluxe v2??? with which adapter? and ssd???
    Reply to poty87
  16. ... IT looks like I'll need to do this to put this discussion to the end. Cause everything tells me IT WILL NOT BOOT. But ... I'll try anyway :D
    Reply to XAKEP
  17. Really?

    Not even the screenshots showing the system give you a hint, that it will boot?
    Lost case, i give up.
    Reply to DontWannaUser
  18. poty87 said:
    DontWannaUser said:
    Please, someone take that f# solved from the wrong awnser!


    you confirm the booting from ssd m2 with pcie adapter and p6t deluxe v2??? with which adapter? and ssd???


    I'm wrinting in chinese? IT WILL BOT, LOOK AT THE SCREENSHOTS!!
    and I already told you, I'm using the cheapest adapter that I found on ebay. It makes no diference whatsoever, it acts only as an extension cord!!
    Reply to DontWannaUser
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