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timjam
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New System build and NVMe PCIe M.2 Support

Post by timjam » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:25 am

Hi...

I'm building a new system, as my current one is a Q6600 from 2009 which has run min since the days of Gloria... but it's showing it's age.

My proposed build is below and I would love any feedback, particularity with regard to general linux compatibility... but im particularity wondering about NVMe PCIe M.2 Support.


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Do I just plug in the M.2 and mint sees it like any other hard drive - or is there some tweaking needed?



I'm reusing my current GeForce GTX 950 as im not really a gamer anyway.

The system will be pure Linux, so no windows dual boot to worry about

Thank as always!

Tim

P.s. If any one else any other case suggestions I love to hear them too... im looking for understated windowless.

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Re: New System build and NVMe PCIe M.2 Support

Post by catweazel » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:09 am

timjam wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:25 am
Do I just plug in the M.2 and mint sees it like any other hard drive
Yes. Linux has supported NVMe for a very long time.
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Re: New System build and NVMe PCIe M.2 Support

Post by natch_gazziza » Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:57 am

Can vouch for corsair NVMe drives, I have two and they are working great. In fact, I would reccommend you just use NVMe for day to day usage, and use an external SSD or HDD as backup, M.2 is much faster.

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Re: New System build and NVMe PCIe M.2 Support

Post by blueocean » Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:50 pm

On Amazon your chosen mobo has mixed reviews on installing Linux. Not to start a opinion war, but I've never had a problem with Asrock mobos and Linux, but I have had them with other brands. I usually search the reviews at Newegg and Amazon for others experiences installing Linux. What CPU are you going to use? Graphics card or CPU integrated?
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Re: New System build and NVMe PCIe M.2 Support

Post by athi » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:34 pm

That is pretty new hardware, would recommend upgrading to latest 5 series kernel ASAP.
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Re: New System build and NVMe PCIe M.2 Support

Post by AndyMH » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:18 pm

On Amazon your chosen mobo has mixed reviews on installing Linux
Ok, not the latest but I built my desktop around:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
also MSI, and had no problems.
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