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adeoluy2k
  • 6 months ago

If your mobo has more than one m.2 slot is there a benefit of using one slot over the other to gain performance

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on the motherboard and M.2 drive you need to add more information for a correct answer.

M.2 is just a form factor could be no faster than a sata ssd drive or could be a fast nvme drive.

The motherboard some use the PCI-E lane and some work off the SATA.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

i have an asus b450 gaming f mother board

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

3 When the M.2_1 Socket 3 is operating in SATA or PCIE mode, SATA6G_5/6 ports will be disabled. *4 When the M.2_2 is occupied by M.2 device, PCIe x16_1 will run at x8 mode

From this use the M.2 slot 1 it will disable port 5 and 6 on your SATA plugs but the other m.2 will make your video card just run @X 8 speed. (Not really a big deal unless your using a high end video card)

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-F-GAMING/specifications/

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

so based on this slot one is the best choice because im using a vega 56

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would say slot one was the best slot anyhow, you will still have 4 regular drive slots. If you buy one of the very fast NVME M.2 drives then make sure to run it in PCI-E mode. (Should be a setting in the BIOS)

Always read the motherboard manual.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

As Zerk2012 stated above.

some use the PCI-E lane and some work off the SATA.

And on some boards both M.2 slots supports PCIE 3.0 x 4, and as a downside some SATA ports will not be operational.

But for knowing that, you must consult the manual or at least the specs. of the board in question from the manufacturers homepage.

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