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This is a discussion on M.2 Help within the Hard Drive Support forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. I have an Asus ROG Rampage VI Apex with the latest Bios. I have installed a WD 500GB SSD M.2


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Old 07-25-2018, 04:32 PM   #1
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I have an Asus ROG Rampage VI Apex with the latest Bios. I have installed a WD 500GB SSD M.2 Sata (NOT NVME) on the riser on the MB. ON reboot it will NOT recognise the addon, I go to Bios to Advanced-Onboard Devices Config- To set the PCIEx8_4 to M.2. However, this option is not there???? Can anyone shed some light on this?? Please, what hair I had left is all but gone.
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Old 07-25-2018, 04:48 PM   #2
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Check your mobo manual for what SATA ports the M.2 ports takes over. You may have to move the M.2 or move the whatever SATA devices you have connected to those ports.
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will do. The manual does not mention anything about ports used by the M.2 Riser
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:02 PM   #4
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no go. Still no mention of the PCIE x8_4 and M.2 Configuration in the EUFI?
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When I look that board up, I only get info for a LGA 2066 socket and no M.2 slots.
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the board comes with 2 dimm_2 risers to which one fits up to 2 M.2 SSD per riser(card). Yes, it is 2066 LGA. There are NO other M.2 slots on the MB
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the board comes with 2 dimm_2 risers to which one fits up to 2 M.2 SSD per riser(card)
I saw that and was thoroughly confused as it's not a standard M.2 slot that I'm familiar with. Nor have I seen a M.2 drive to fit that type of slot.

Can you post a screenshot or your M.2 drive and a link to where you bought it?
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The basics are M2 needs to be connected as such, M2 SATA-SATA or PCIe-PCIe, cannot have a cross combination, unless the board supports it, if your Key is SATA and your Board only has PCIe, in that case it might not work.

However if the board supports it and has multiple slots, ensure it is connected to the correct slot which supports SATA, you may need to read the manual to see which Riser does what.
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You have to not use whatever sata port the M2 takes over and it is normally the lowest one so why not unuse "0" or "1" and see if the drive then works.
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I think this is what the OP is talking about (see attached)
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Yep...SF. Like I stated....that's a new one for me. I can't find out any info on that type of SSD.

Is it supposed to be an adapter to connect your M.2 with, then it goes in the special dimmM.2 slots? If so are there any benefits, such as speed. Crazy!
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It might be a new one for all of us. You might need to contact ASUS about this one.
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Yah....with that.... nowI have no clue how to answer the OP.

So vando23.......you might want to contact Asus directly and see what they have to say.
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