I have a ASUS Z97-A / USB 3.1 and I was going to get a Samsung V-NAND SSD 850 EVO M.2 as a storage device. I have looked to find compatibility with no luck. If this doesnt work what would be the M.2 SSD that I should get?
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It's on the ASUS site
1 x M.2 Socket 3, , with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE mode)
So I go into my BIOS select M2 mode and then boot to a fresh usb install of windows and my computer isnt listing it as available.
It may only work if you use a PCI slot and use it as an NVME ssd.
Since the site also says this
*2 : The PCIe x1_1/2 slots share bandwidth with M.2 Socket 3. The M.2 Socket 3 is default disabled.