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Question Will a SSD drive that plugs into a mobo slot work in my mobo .. Sabretooth Z77 ??

UsandThem

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That motherboard doesn't have a M.2 slot.

You could buy a PCIe M.2 add-in card, and it likely would work (BIOS needs to support it). However, you're better off just buying a 2.5" SATA SSD (cheaper, will work for sure, and you won't notice any difference especially on an older chipset motherboard without native NVMe support).
 

winr

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Ahhh, thanks much....... trying to get up to speed on SSD drives and such ....



Ricky.
 

UsandThem

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Ahhh, thanks much....... trying to get up to speed on SSD drives and such ....
I'd just buy a 500 GB drive such as the Samsung 850 EVO, Crucial MX500, WD Blue 3D NAND, or SK Hynix Gold S31 drive. They all are in the $50 - $60 range.

If you don't have a SSD now, they are the absolute best upgrade you can make to your PC. They all will make it super-responsive compared to a hard drive.
 

john3850

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I have a ASRock extreme 4 z77 boot up a HP EX950 M.2 2280 in pci_e slot.
I used the latest bios and the m2 must be set to GPT not MBR.
 

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