Asus UX430 which 512gb m.2 or larger are supported

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  1. Brian69

    Brian69 Newbie

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    Dear friends,

    I heard (also from Asus) that not all m.2 2280 drives will work on the UX430. One shop even told me that a m.2 2280 drive larger then 512gb will not work, is this true?

    Can someone tell me if this one will work: Crucial MX300 m.2 525GB?

    And it would be great if people in here can tell me which 512gb and larger m.2 drives they tested and will 100% work on the UX430. Here's a list of m.2 drives that does NOT work on the ux430:

    SSD S3 512GB M.2 2280/M0MA003 - MICRON/MTFDDAV512TBN-1AR1ZABYY

    SSD S3 512GB M.2 2280/30200P10 - HYNIX/HFS512G39TND-N210A

    SSD P3X4 512GB M2 2280 NVME P/CXY7101Q - Samsung/MZVLW512HMJP-00000

    SSD P3X4 512GB M2 2280 NVME P - SAM/MZVLW512HMJP-00000/CXY7301

    SSD P3X4 512GB M2 2280 NVME - TOSHIBA/THNSN5512GPU7/57XA4104

    Hope to hear from you, I'm especially interested in the crucial 525gb or 1tb m.2 ssd's. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. namaiki

    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    It appears that you will need an SATA3 drive, not a PCIe drive. I'm pretty sure that the Crucial MX300 is an SATA drive. I don't believe that there should be any capacity restrictions.

    How sure are you that the first two options that you mention are not compatible? They appear to be SATA drives as well.
     
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  3. Brian69

    Brian69 Newbie

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    Sorry but you don't really get it.

    I need a SSD drive with a m.2 connector, that's the only option for this laptop, it doesn't matter if it is a m.2 nvme ssd or m.2 on sata3 speeds, some work others don't, see the list. There are some nvme m.2 drives that work, but they are 256gb and I need 512gb or more.

    The list is from Asus, so I'm pretty sure they won't work :)
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    If the stock drive is a SATA3 M.2 drive and M.2 PCIe drives are also said to work (some motherboards will not support both types), then I can't think of any general reason that would stop higher capacity drives from being compatible.

    Does Asus have a list of drives that do work rather than just ones that don't work? I'd say just start from there and look into the higher capacity models.
     
  5. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    There are two (2) types of M.2, one uses SATA signal and other uses NVMe (PCIe) signal.
    For your UX430, you can go with Crucial MX300 m.2 525GB because it's M.2 SATA.
    Based on the list you've provided, only these can work with the system.
    SSD S3 512GB M.2 2280/M0MA003 - MICRON/MTFDDAV512TBN-1AR1ZABYY
    SSD S3 512GB M.2 2280/30200P10 - HYNIX/HFS512G39TND-N210A

    Also, based on what ASUS provided in their spec page which shows that it can handle M.2 SATA3 SSD.
    https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-UX430UQ/Tech-Specs/
     
  6. Brian69

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    @namaiki : yes Asus also has a list of working m.2 drives, but unfortuately it are drive from 128gb till 256gb :-(

    @Kevin@GenTechPC: sorry, but did you really read this topic? A: you give me information I already know B: no the 2 drives you mention wont work, please read ...
     
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    There's no limitation on capacity.
    These two SSD are SATA signal so they should work fine. Did you test these drives? And how did you determine that they didn't work?
     
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    namaiki "basically rocks" Super Moderator

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    @Brian69 Could you please post your complete list of all drives that supposedly do and don't work so we can at least have that information at hand?
     
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    @namaiki and @Kevin@GenTechPC

    My girl had contact with Asus, Asus itself provided us the list ...

    https://ibb.co/hBn3Xv


    this is the latest one (don't look at the red, they are still testing those) ... there is now 1 512gb drive on the list, but that one is WAY to expensive ... but I decided to go with a 1TB drive and want to buy a 1TB Samsung 850 evo m.2 (sata3) but don't know if it will work. Maybe you can tell when you see the list? But how do you know there is no limitation? I heard from a lot of people (working in pc webshops) some laptops have a 512gb limit ... and why didnt Asus tested a 1TB drive yet?
     
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    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    Did ASUS say that any UX430 can support both types (SATA & PCIe) of SSD? Or it's just one over the other? Normally they will only support one type unless they make revision.
     
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