Sorry for all the recent questions, but I'm confused. I'm buidling a new pc for a family member and considered the Asus X99-M WD Intel X99 LGA 2011-v3 Micro ATX) motherboard and the Samsung 960 EVO 500GB. Before ordering, I emailed the webshop and asked if they are compabitle. Their response was: "should be compatible".
The same day I also asked the same question directly to Samsung. Since the shop confirmed compatibility, I decided to order. Just 5 minutes ago, I received an email from Samsung saying:
"The 960 Evo is a m key drive 22x80 drive. The 2280 is part of the form factor for the unit. In order for this SSD to be compatible the motherboard would need to support NVMe. According to the specifications of the board it seems like the NVMe drive is not compatible because the motherboard does not have NVMe support."
Since Samsung makes these drives I would put my money on Samsung.
Assuming it won't work (the drive and motherboard both haven't arrived), what would be the best solution? I like the speeeeed of this SSD and have this PCIe card which apparently supports NVMe: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0E6-0084-00046
There is one review, which is not too good. Are there better cards from respectable brands on the market? What would you advice?