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Motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports

flew
  • 1 month ago

Hi all,

Currently have this build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DpJqrV

Except I have two Samsung 128gb evo SSD's One has my OS on it the other just for speed.

So on that partpicker I have chosen a new 970 evo Internal SSD which i will then put windows onto removing the current SSD's and then install them back in after for extra speed.

On here I am seeing this compatability issue. The motherboard M.2 slot #1 shares bandwidth with SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports. When the M.2 slot is populated, two SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports are disabled.

So my question is... Can i still use this new 970 evo SSD along side my two 128gb SSD's? As i can see that two Sata ports will be taken.

Thank you!

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes you can, four ports will still be available. It says here that only two of the SATA3 ports will be disabled if the M.2 slot is used: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-X99-UD4-rev-10/sp#sp

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, where does it say which ones? cheers

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

"(M2_10G, SATA Express, and SATA3 4/5 connectors can only be used one at a time. The SATA3 4/5 connectors will become unavailable when an M.2 SSD is installed in the M2_10G connector.)"

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