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does my Motherboard fully support the Samsung Nvme 970 evo Plus ?

that ssd is pci-e x4.

You have two tables, one for each m.2 connector.

Both m.2 connectors support all 3 kinds of m.2 ssd drives: SATA, nvme pci-e x2 and nvme pci-e x4 (in the middle)

 

The tables tell you that depending on the type of the SSD, some SATA connectors become disabled.

You have to look in the center of the tables:

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So that says : if you install the pci-e x4 SSD into this M2D_32G M.2 slot, ports SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 and SATA3_2 and SATA3_3 become unusable (the x's tell you that). So you'd be left with just sATA3_4 and SATA3_5 usable.

 

If you install the SSD in the other M2 connector, M2H_32G , no sata ports become disabled, you can see all checkmarks :

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The second row refers to SATA Express which you don't care about.

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also what does Not supported means in the Image below which I took from my motherboard manual ?

 

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I think it might be that the SATA ports share PCIe lanes with the M.2 slots, so when you plug in an M.2 drive, some SATA ports will be disabled.

The 970 Pro is a 4-lane M.2 drive, (x4), so if you plug it into the M2H slot, nothing should be disabled. (if you plug it into the M2D slot, SATA ports 0,1,2,3 will be disabled)


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that ssd is pci-e x4.

You have two tables, one for each m.2 connector.

Both m.2 connectors support all 3 kinds of m.2 ssd drives: SATA, nvme pci-e x2 and nvme pci-e x4 (in the middle)

 

The tables tell you that depending on the type of the SSD, some SATA connectors become disabled.

You have to look in the center of the tables:

image.png.12d9fdae69b25a761865c6520271384d.png

image.png.3ad996e87c9412b3e39a56ae7fc79756.png

 

So that says : if you install the pci-e x4 SSD into this M2D_32G M.2 slot, ports SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 and SATA3_2 and SATA3_3 become unusable (the x's tell you that). So you'd be left with just sATA3_4 and SATA3_5 usable.

 

If you install the SSD in the other M2 connector, M2H_32G , no sata ports become disabled, you can see all checkmarks :

image.png.81c73ec298f34cd3023878498c32e8e8.png

 

The second row refers to SATA Express which you don't care about.

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