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ASUS ROG MAXIMUS X HERO s.1151 what kind of M.2 can I Purchase

zfpuhi21
Level 8
Hello,

I am currently having the Maximus X hero motherboard and I was wondering if I should purchase the following disk "Samsung 970 EVO 1TB M.2 PCIe MZ-V7E1T0BW" since I am not sure if it will run properly on the motherboard m2 slot (it's full potential).

Looking forward to hearing back any replies.
Asus Rog Strix Z790-E | i9-13900KF | Fractal Design - Torrent TG Light| KF560C36BBEK2-64GB (Fury Kingston)| Seasonic 1600 W Platinum |SSD - Samsung 860 EVO 2 TB x 2 (Raid 0) |NVME - Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1 TB (M.2_4)+Samsung SSD 990 PRO 2 TB (M.2_1)|HDD WDC WD4002FFWX-68TZ4N0 4TB+ST8000NE001-2M7101 8TB)
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XYchromosone
Level 10
That's perfectly fine. Install it in the top M.2_1 slot with the provided SSD heatsink to keep the SSD drive running cool as possible with a case that has good airflow. If you leave in the BIOS regarding the M.2_1 option as "Auto" it should run in PCIe x4, which is optimal speed. Or you could choose the PCIe option if you like, but Auto does the same thing. IN other words, just install the SSD as per the above and that's it.