weird question about motherboards and ssd's

Discussion in 'SSD and HDD storage' started by mr_scarface, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    ok so, i bought this pc in june 2017.

    when hurricane irma happened ( i live in miami) the power was knocked out and then i had to put this pc in storage for 2 months.

    it still works and all but the nvme was giving me problems so i returned it, then got a new PSU cause i believed the psu was causing this issue

    i purchased a new nvme in 2019 cause it was on sale. its a adata pcie 240gb

    when i installed it, it worked but it acted kind of odd, like it was still the same speed as a sata SSD and not the speed the box says.

    2 days ago while cleaning my pc i decided to plug it into m2 slot 2 just to see what happens, windows installed within 10 seconds and this pc is a hell of alot more responsive and faster now.

    my question is: is my #1 m2 slot defective or was it just set to sata mode?
     
  2. Astyanax

    Astyanax Ancient Guru

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    We can't answer that without knowing more specifics about your motherboard.
     
  3. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    More info on mother board and cpu would be helpful, also i dont think Windows would install in 10 seconds...maybe 10 minutes....nvme isnt that fast lol
     
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  4. K.S.

    K.S. Ancient Guru

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    I got lost somewhere along the way...

    No. the answer is no. there's no such thing thankfully so the answer to this question is an easy no. defective motherboard; RMA to your OEM. :)
     

  5. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    id rather build a new one instead of RMA tbh.
     
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    metagamer Maha Guru

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    Did you bench it?

    yeah, I call complete BS on everything in your OP.
     
  7. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Both of the M.2 slots on your motherboard support PCIe x4 NVMe and seeing as how NVMe drives are keyed different from M.2 SATA drives, there's no reason the drive should perform better on M.2_2 than M.2_1..... Due to the different key (Key M, is for NVMe and Key B, is for SATA.), M.2 NVMe drives can't be mis-detected or improperly configured as M.2 SATA drives....
     
  8. mr_scarface

    mr_scarface Master Guru

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    ok you got me


    it was...i dont know 3 minutes?

    was just wondering if this is defective or something sorry yall
     
  9. anticupidon

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    Let's give the benefit of doubt.
    OP may just mistakenly said/wrote seconds instead of minutes.
    10 minutes is more or less the time needed for Windows installation on a NVMe.
    Maybe the motherboard have a glitch and set the M.2 as S ATA.
    Also, if not specifically enable in the BIOS/UEFI the PCI-E port automatically configures to the Gen.X where X can be 1,2,3,4 depending on the chipset CPU and motherboard features.
    Have your hardware parts updated to the latest firmware and benchmarks can show you some numbers.
    Always try to measure benchmark so you can have a better grasp on your problem.
     
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