08-31-2014 10:37 AM - edited 08-31-2014 11:30 AM
I own a M500 M.2 240 GB and a AZUS Z97-A motherboard (BIOS is the latest). Both are new. I cannot see the M500 in the bios.
I would like to install windows 7 64b on the M500 through my USB key installation. I've done this a couple otf times on classic SSD (with SATA interface) without any issue.
Why I cannot do the same with the M500 M.2 ? I'm not familar with this interface.
Thanks for your help.
08-31-2014 12:36 PM - edited 08-31-2014 10:25 PM
I think M.2 interface can be troublesome. Z97-A User's Manual says the M.2 socket supports PCIE SSD only. As far as I know Crucial M500 M.2 is SATA type, not PCIE. You may want to contact Crucial support to clarify/confirm that.
08-31-2014 01:13 PM
Hi bogdan and thank you.
I agree with you, it is not clear in the Asus user manual.
I think I'm going to buy a SSD with native SATA support.
08-31-2014 10:28 PM
You mean 2.5-inch SATA drive? It is not a bad idea However I believe that PCIE drive should give you higher speeds and performance so maybe you should just search for a proper M.2 drive?