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M.2 NVMe SSD with MSI B150 PC Mate compability
« on: 15-April-17, 18:30:51 »

I recently bought the MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm NVMe 240gb off Amazon and I was wondering if it would work with the B150 PC Mate motherboard by MSI. On the website it says that the motherboard can only support sata mode for M.2 connections but when I look at the bios updates it says it improves NVMe support for the mobo. Before and After I updated the BIOS I couldn't see the ssd in windows 10. Does the mobo flat out not support NVMe or am I doing something wrong here?
Running on Windows 10, GTX 960, MSI B150 PC mate, and Intel Core i5 6500 3.20 GHz Quad Core Skylake
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« Reply #1 on: 15-April-17, 19:14:36 »

The board's M.2 slot does not support any PCI-E SSDs but just SATA ones (though also in M.2 format). It doesn't matter if a PCI-E SSD is using NVME or AHCI. PCI-E itself is not supported in the onboard M.2 slot. You will need a different SSD or an adapter card for a PCI-E slot.
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« Reply #2 on: 15-April-17, 19:51:04 »

I recently bought the MyDigitalSSD BPX 80mm NVMe 240gb off Amazon and I was wondering if it would work with the B150 PC Mate motherboard by MSI. On the website it says that the motherboard can only support sata mode for M.2 connections but when I look at the bios updates it says it improves NVMe support for the mobo. Before and After I updated the BIOS I couldn't see the ssd in windows 10. Does the mobo flat out not support NVMe or am I doing something wrong here?
Running on Windows 10, GTX 960, MSI B150 PC mate, and Intel Core i5 6500 3.20 GHz Quad Core Skylake

I believe part of the confusion is that this board shares many similarities with the B170 PC Mate, which does support M.2 PCIe.

However, the system should support PCIe based NVMe AIC (e.g. Intel 750 series PCIe) or M.2 to PCIe adapter cards.

I believe the second PCIe x16 slot (PCIE_6) should have the bandwidth for a PCIe 3.0 x4 AIC when all PCIe x1 slots are unused. Although you might want a second opinion on that.
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« Reply #3 on: 15-April-17, 20:02:59 »

I believe part of the confusion is that this board shares many similarities with the B170 PC Mate, which does support M.2 PCIe.

However, the system should support PCIe based NVMe AIC (e.g. Intel 750 series PCIe) or M.2 to PCIe adapter cards.

I believe the second PCIe x16 slot (PCIE_6) should have the bandwidth for a PCIe 3.0 x4 AIC when all PCIe x1 slots are unused. Although you might want a second opinion on that.
I'm not sure what you're saying here, are you suggesting to place the stick somewhere else on the board?
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« Reply #4 on: 15-April-17, 20:15:24 »

I'm not sure what you're saying here, are you suggesting to place the stick somewhere else on the board?

The M.2 slot doesn't support PCIe Mode on this board. You can use an adapter with the drive you own, to make it work

For example: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4M53SS6788

NGFF == M.2

You will install this adapter in to PCIE_6 (which is the bottom PCIe x16 slot (full size). However, I don't know how this will affect the PCIe lanes configuration. According to the manual, PCIE_6 will operate at x4 speeds when no PCIe x1 slots are used, and doesn't affect the speed of the primary PCIe x16 (used for graphics).
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« Reply #5 on: 15-April-17, 20:19:49 »

The M.2 slot doesn't support PCIe Mode on this board. You can use an adapter with the drive you own, to make it work

For example: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4M53SS6788

NCFF == M.2

You will install this adapter in to PCIE_6 (which is the bottom PCIe x16 slot (full size). However, I don't know how this will affect the PCIe lanes configuration. According to the manual, PCIE_6 will operate at x4 speeds when no PCIe x1 slots are used, and doesn't affect the speed of the primary PCIe x16 (used for graphics).
If I remember correctly a video I watched said that the adapter would let it run at full speed. Thanks so much for your help too!
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« Reply #6 on: 17-August-17, 07:24:24 »

I am Italian and in the Italian msi site there is no restriction of the ssd type.
I attach the link.
https://it.msi.com/Motherboard/B150-PC-MATE.html#hero-specificationhttp://
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« Reply #7 on: 17-August-17, 07:30:04 »

It clearly says:
M.2+ SATA Express 16Gb/s + SATA 6Gb/s
Not PCIe.

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