During the development the TUF Sabertooth X99 motherboard, Intel and ASUS researched together to develop a new kit that lets you adapt the motherboard's M.2 slot (yielding the necessary PCI-Express 3.0 4x) into a connector for the new 2.5" SSD. While Intel ships the cable with its 2.5" SSD, the M.2 to mini-SAS HD adapter will be known as the ASUS Hyper Kit. This Hyper Kit has been validated with all ASUS, TUF and ROG X99 motherboards - and validation is essential due to the extremely high performance of the drive, the connection has required extensive signal tuning to retain maximum performance.
- Enables the connection of extremely high performance Intel NVMe SSDs
- Compact design, using the M.2 PCI-E interface, lets you use Intel 2.5" SSDs instead of PCI-E slot SSDs.
The Asus Hyper Kit has been tested compatible with the following Asus motherboards:
- SABERTOOTH X99
- RAMPAGE V EXTREME/USB 3.1
- X99-DELUXE/USB 3.1
- X99-PRO/USB 3.1
- X99-A/USB 3.1
- RAMPAGE V EXTREME
|Interface||M.2 to Mini SAS HD|
|Supported Protocol||PCI Express|
|Dimensions||65 x 22 x 15 mm (2.55 x 0.86 x 0.59 in)|
|Weight||12 g (0.02 lb)|