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    Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC

    Jim1989

      New build, first time using this drive, ASUS X99 Deluxe 2 MB and WIN 10 OS ..... would like to know which PCIe x16 slot, (1-5), is best for this drive? I haven't run the computer yet, still building out the hard tubing, water cooling, plumbing

        • 1. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hi Jim1989,

          Thanks for posting in our forums. We understand you would like to know the best setup for your Intel® SSD 750 Series Add-in card.
          We suggest you can take a look at the following link, which contains information for you to setup the disc as bootable or storage drive.
          In the same link, you will be able to find the boot guide, on page 26 it will show you the setup for your specific motherboard (Including BIOS settings).

          For you to know which PCI-e slot to use, the drive requires the PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 or above to work with the best performance.

          Now, in case you need to install Windows* 7 or 8, you need to download this driver, because these two operating system does not provide NVMe* native drivers support.

          The driver will work as well for you to have the best performance from the SSD, once it is already running the OS.
          Please let us know if you need any further assistance.

          Regards,
          NC

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          • 2. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
            Jim1989

            Thank you NC.

             

            So since Asus doesn't actually call out "NVMe" when they describe the individual PCIe slots in the X99 Deluxe 2 MB  users guide, from your answer it looks like I can use a slot that Asus describes as "PCIe 3.0/2.0 x 16." Then insure the bios is up to date and uEFI settings are enabled with NVMe support. Lanes 1, 4,5,and 6 are similarly described. So any of those lanes will work?

             

            Ok so I apologize if I'm asking fairly obvious questions but it's a new tech for me and I'm trying to wrap my head around it. Any information from your experiences is most appreciated.

             

            Someone from your officers, (intel), should have a word with MB manufacturers about being more descriptive to take some of the mystery out of NVMe. It's the new thing, peeps are gunna love it. 

            • 3. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
              Jim1989

              Also, nothing in the "boot guide" mentions Windows 10. It's all about Win 7, 8 and 8.1. Time to update that boot guide folks.

              • 4. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                Greeno

                Hi Jim,

                 

                I've got this board and until very recently had the 1.2TB version.

                 

                I've also got 2x GTX 1080 cards, So I used the top slot (slot 1) for my first GPU, slot 2 is covered, Slot 3 was my sound card, slot 4 was my 2nd GPU, slot 5 is covered and slot 6 had my 750 Series.

                 

                This was the only possible way for me to get both GPUs running at PCI-E x16 (3.0) and my drive to perform at the right speeds.

                 

                Putting the SSD between my GPUs would caused my second GPU to drop to x8 speed(s).

                 

                I'd probably recommend you avoiding the bottom slot though, as it sits on the USB 3.0 cable from your case (if you have one) - it's pretty long (

                 

                I have a 6850K btw ... went for this for the extra PCI-E lanes over the 6800K.

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                • 5. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                  Intel Corporation
                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                  Hi Jim1989,

                   

                  You can use any of the PCIe slots as long as they are Gen 3 X4 - That is the recommendation.
                  About the boot guide, thanks a lot for the feedback, it does work exactly the same for Windows® 10, but we will let the people in charge aware of it.

                   

                  Please take advantage of the recommendation from the other user Greeno, as he has successfully setup this board with our SSD.

                   

                  Any other question, please let us know.

                   

                  Regards,
                  NC

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                  • 6. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                    Jim1989

                    Greeno you rock. Thanks for your reply just what I wanted to hear. I'm only using slot 1 for my GTX1080. Didn't go SLI this build. I'll use slot 5, should give me the best air flow over this SSD.  I'm reusing my 5960X, should be good still. I didn't have this SSD drive before I tested these components so I didn't get to see if the bios showed the SSD. Did it show up ok for you, or did you have to fiddle around some to get it to show up as the boot drive?

                    • 7. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                      Jim1989

                      Thanks NC, this is turning out to be a great forum/ community. Thanks to all.

                      • 8. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                        Greeno

                        Hi Jim,

                         

                        It doesn't really 'show up' until you have Windows on in my experience. I think you can find it hidden in one of the storage menus, but Windows setup will see it without any issues (natively, you don't NEED the Intel drivers to install, but i'd recommend them too). Once you've even done the first part of the Windows setup, the BIOS will list it as a boot device. I've successfully moved my drive to other (similar) systems and it's been bootable, no problems.

                         

                        It's like, if it's bootable, the BIOS will display it like a traditional drive. It really is straight forward mate.

                         

                        Enjoy!

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                        • 9. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                          Jim1989

                          Thanks Greeno, really appreciate your advice and experience. Just finished my loop, got all the bubbles out so I'm going to hook everything back up and check it out. Crosses fingers.

                          • 10. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                            Intel Corporation
                            This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                            Jim1989,

                            Thanks again for using our forum, we hope you can finish your setup and everything works great.
                            In case you need further assistance, please do not hesitate to post over here.

                            Have a nice week.

                            Regards,
                            NC

                            • 11. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                              Jim1989

                              Well I'm having issues. This one's got me ..... set up bios by following the boot guide, started windows install found the drive(s), feels like a normal windows install ....UNTIL ........ do you guys have a  partition built into this 1.2TB 750 SSD AIC : Drive 0 partition 1 System Reserved 500MB ? ..... anyway, selected Drive 0 partition 2  1117.3GB Primary and got this ERROR message: "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition. On EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks." So I thought ok this is where I load the driver that came on that little mini disk in the box with the drive. Yeah ....nope.... said that it was unsigned ...."ain't gunna happen" (<---- para phrased). So what's going on here? Anybody got any ideas?

                              • 12. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                                Jim1989

                                Nevermind ,,,,, geesh I can be so thick sometimes. Gotta quit smok'n weed lols.

                                • 13. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                                  Intel Corporation
                                  This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                                  Hi Jim1989,

                                  Were you able to setup your SSD already? We just wanted to confirm this and make sure you don't need any further assistance, hopefully to know that everything is working as expected.

                                  We will be waiting for your response.

                                  Regards,
                                  NC

                                  • 14. Re: Best PCIe slot for my 750 ssd AIC
                                    Jim1989

                                    Hey NC,

                                     

                                    Yeppers got the SSD all set up as my boot drive. Haven't run any benchmarks or anything to see what improvements there may be yet. It works just fine. Those 2 MBR partitions confused me for a sec, wasn't expecting them. Thanks for all the help from everyone. Someone at intel should probably work up an installation guide "For The Complete Idiot" sometime soon though. A few steps didn't quite match up with my MB and or my OS. You guys here helped out though so ......

                                     

                                    Jim

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