02-23-2017 01:41 AM
02-23-2017 03:04 AM
On IX formula MOBO there is a cover, that covers the M.2_1 slot.
AIDA64 shows that my ssd is 65 degree C in idle.
I'm afraid, that it's going to be too hot when i'll start playing.
I'm thinking about moving the ssd to M.2_2 port, that is at the bottom of the MOBO.
It's not covered by anything, and is located perpendicularly to the MOBO.
Or maybe just remove the cover from M.2_1 slot?
Can you please share your thoughts about this?
Also, will there be any difference in performance between M.2_1 and M.2_2?
Or maybe some other problems?
*My SSD: http://www.corsair.com/en-eu/force-s...-480gb-m-2-ssd
02-23-2017 03:57 AM
*2 When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 will be disabled.
*3 When the M.2_2 Socket 3 is operatin in PCIe 3.0 x4 mode, SATA ports 5 and 6 will be disabled.
02-23-2017 04:07 AM
Glad to see, that I'm not the only one who have came up with the plan of moving to m.2_2.
So, does this help you? If your ssd was 70+ in M.2_1, what is the temp in 2_2 now?
I don't care for loosing 2 SATA ports, because I only have 1 sata HDD and a dvd drive.
From MOBO description page.
Meaning that 2_2 can work x4 mode like 2_1.
I'd be nice to have a heat sink on these ssds. Don't understand why no one (knowing how hot they are) haven't made it!
02-23-2017 04:29 AM
02-23-2017 04:38 AM
According to manual, my MP500 starts to throttle at 80c.
Don't realy know how much will gaming increase load on the SSD, because it's not that much data to transfer... i guess.
After reading the article, I'm starting to think about putting the SSD to PCIe slot with an adaptor like this:
Will SSD work like this?
02-23-2017 04:52 AM
Is it me, or did Asus decide to screw Formula owners when it comes to M.2?
02-23-2017 07:09 AM
Looks just like that. 😞
Those adapters look nice, but little expensive for a piece of ...whatever they are.
Interesting, are there some special configurations in BIOS needed, to use M.2 disk in PCIe slot?
02-25-2017 10:53 AM
02-25-2017 07:35 PM