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Figuring out limitations in SSD memory with my Motherboard

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello everyone, I have an Asus Z390-A motherboard with a SATA SSD from my old laptop. I salvaged an SSD and an HDD from my laptop for this, my first build. The SSD is a 250gb Samsung 850 EVO. I am thinking of adding a 500gb Samsung 970 PRO for, but I see this compatibility error on PCPartpicker:

  • The motherboard M.2 slot #2 shares bandwidth with a SATA 6.0 Gb/s port. When the M.2 slot is populated, one SATA 6.0 Gb/s port is disabled.

I am wondering since it says one SATA port, but would that restriction only apply if it is also sata and not if the 970 Pro is NVMe/PCIE? Or maybe they need to both be PCIE to bypass this? Or if it is truly: Only 1 port can be used at given time, altogether. If that is the case, are there any workarounds? 

 

Thank you!

 

Links of specific parts:

MOBO

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HCY7K9L/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Potential new storage

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-970-PRO-512GB-MZ-V7P512BW/dp/B07C8Y31G2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1544760443&sr=1-1&keywords=samsung+970+pro

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"bandwidth" does not care whether it is SATA or NVME.

If it says it will be disabled, it will be disabled.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Enderman said:

"bandwidth" does not care whether it is SATA or NVME.

If it says it will be disabled, it will be disabled.

So essentially my MOBO has 2 ports when it can only use 1 at a time?

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24 minutes ago, aero36 said:

So essentially my MOBO has 2 ports when it can only use 1 at a time?

Yeah.


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32 minutes ago, Enderman said:

"bandwidth" does not care whether it is SATA or NVME.

If it says it will be disabled, it will be disabled.

No, that's valid only the m.2 SSD is a SATA drive

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, Enderman said:

Yeah.

Do you think upgrading would be worth it and just get rid of the 250 850 evo? Is it difficult to transfer from one ssd to the other? partic the OS

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, bitsandpieces said:

No, that's valid only the m.2 SSD is a SATA drive

Are you saying this may be possible?

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1 minute ago, aero36 said:

Do you think upgrading would be worth it and just get rid of the 250 850 evo? Is it difficult to transfer from one ssd to the other? partic the OS

No, unless you're doing something that really requires NVME like video editing or something.


My sound system costs more than my PC.        Check out my S340 build log "White Heaven"        The "LIGHTCANON" flashlight build log        Project AntiRoll (prototype)        Custom speaker project

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