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RAIDR Express install guide & FAQ

X-ROG
Level 15
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jsarver
Level 11
Ok I see the confusion. No worries. I do wonder how people with new boards will connect this.

Good question...

jsarver wrote:
Ok I see the confusion. No worries. I do wonder how people with new boards will connect this.


its a good question... i think that new armor maybe it´s not good for this mb...

some people dont like that sking is aluminium... bad for watter?

and i think that watts energy are not optimizate....

Again... your MB it´s very better that this,...

X-ROG
Level 15
Maximus VI Hero:

Put it in the Black slot, as long as you're not using the other PCIe 1x slots.

[*1: The PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIEX4_3) supports up to x4 mode. It shares bandwidth with PCIe 2.0 x1 slots. The default setting is x1 mode.
*2: The PCIe 2.0 x1 slots (PCIEX1_1/2/3) will be disabled when PCIe 2.0 x16 slot (PCIEX4_3 ) operates under x4 speed.]

So if I'm reading this right, you can run it in a Maximus VI Hero with SLI (8x 8x) in the black slot. Sorry, just a simple redneck from Georgia

Nodens
Level 16
Yes, it will just disable the x1 slots.
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Nodens
Level 16
Ok so to sum it up and make this easy and comprehensible:

Maximus VI Extreme: Can use it with SLI with no issues.
Maximus VI Hero: Can use it on black x16 slot that you have to set to x4 and in doing so it disables the x1 slots.
Maximus VI Formula: On SLI configurations it can only use it on a x1 slot. Which will work but also limit the speed of the card.
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Why in the world would u remove the a ability to use this with sli on the new formula vi. You knew the raidr was in the pipeline. Don't get how an older model mb would have more flexibility then an newer one. Formula v is still ftw apparently.

Sigh...i was so hoping to get this for my M6F with SLI. Looks really cool. I guess i can stay with my single 780 for a while. Thanks Asus. 😞
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jsarver wrote:
Why in the world would u remove the a ability to use this with sli on the new formula vi. You knew the raidr was in the pipeline. Don't get how an older model mb would have more flexibility then an newer one. Formula v is still ftw apparently.


I don't understand why either..I also don't know why they thought so many 1x PCIE2 slots would be desirable. I don't know what they are expecting us to be expanding with.. More USB ports? a couple of x2 slots would have been a lot better..

Wish I has paid a bit more attention to the spec sheet before impulse buying this board which in my configuration (new formula with SLI) will be at best on par with a SATA SSD with a slight premium in cost.