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    Which Solid State Drive


    by dbtech ·

    I have an TUF ASUS Z370-PRO gaming motherboard and am confused about which SSD to get. I’m looking at Samsung 1TB M.2 NVMe models, but am not sure what will do the best job. I’ve heard that the most recent types such as the 980 and 990 series may not be much better or compatible than the 970 series due to the age of my MB. I’ve contacted both ASUS and Samsung without much help. ASUS sent me an outdated list of compatible SSDs and Samsung wants to sell me the newest one regardless.

    Does anyone have any recommendations which would be the best option?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

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    • #4193626

      Reply To: Which Solid State Drive

      by DKenn3 ·

      In reply to Which Solid State Drive

      As long as you get a SSD with the following specification you will be fine:

      M.2 socket (M key), type 2242/2260/2280 PCIe 3.0 x4.

      So a 970 or 980 would be fine. Not the 990 as this is a PCIe 4.0 x4

    • #4194882

      Reply To: Which Solid State Drive

      by jjns1443 ·

      In reply to Which Solid State Drive

      I agree with the comment above, but in general Samsung makes good SSDs, I think this is the best choice.

    • #4195729

      Which Solid State Drive

      by cj784316 ·

      In reply to Which Solid State Drive

      Opting for the reliable Samsung 970 1TB M.2 NVMe model would be a solid choice based on your motherboard’s compatibility.

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      Which Solid State Drive

      by strugglebird99 ·

      In reply to Which Solid State Drive

      Given your TUF ASUS Z370-PRO gaming motherboard, the Samsung 970 series M.2 NVMe SSDs would be a solid choice. The motherboard’s age might limit the full potential of the newer 980 and 990 series, making the 970 series a reliable and compatible option. Despite ASUS and Samsung not providing specific guidance, opting for a Samsung 970 Evo or Pro 1TB SSD would likely offer good performance and compatibility with your motherboard.

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