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ASUS X79 Deluxe and NVMe

Eredyn
Level 7
Hello all,

I need to buy a new SSD, but the rest of my comp is doing OK. As a result I'm looking for the best bang for my buck with what I already have; the ASUS X79 Deluxe has been a rock for me (thanks, ASUS!) and I'm looking to pair a NVMe SSD with it if possible.

That said, I have yet to install one so I'm looking for some insight from people who might have used the X79 Deluxe with NVMe.

My understanding is that I need the 4805 BIOS update to enable NVMe support. Beyond that (and assuming that's true), what caveats do I need to bear in mind? Can I pick up any NVMe drive, or am I limited to certain kinds? Will I need adapters or controllers to get everything working?

Does anyone have any suggestions or tips? Would a drive this one work?

https://www.amazon.com/XPG-SX8200-Gen3x4-3000MB-ASX8200PNP-1TT-C/dp/B07K1J3C23/

Appreciate any insights people can offer.
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