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Is it true adding more NVMe SSD cards in the M.2 slot will disable SATA ports?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Someone said if I put 3x NVMe SSDs in my z390 MEG ACE that it will disable some of the SATA ports..is that true?

 

If so, what’s the point in including them if they can’t all work at once?


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the only way i could see that working is if the controller was using pcie lanes to host a sata interface?

 

i can't say i've ever come across this myself, the usual thing is plugging sata m.2's in will diable ports


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Just now, yaboistar said:

the only way i could see that working is if the controller was using pcie lanes to host a sata interface?

 

i can't say i've ever come across this myself, the usual thing is plugging sata m.2's in will diable ports

Oh ok thanks! I know what you mean because SATA M.2s will actually occupy the slot but someone told me putting in another M.2 NVMe will disable one of my HDDs SATA ports.


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5 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Someone said if I put 3x NVMe SSDs in my z390 MEG ACE that it will disable some of the SATA ports..is that true?

 

If so, what’s the point in including them if they can’t all work at once?

It does but you need to read the manual for that to know which one disable which SATA port.


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According to your motherboard manual, sata 5 will not work.


I am far from an expert in this so please correct me if I’m wrong.

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You could just check your motherboard's manual, no?

https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7B12v1.1.pdf - page 34


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3 minutes ago, Eighjan said:

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Ugh that’s so stupid! I have my SATA ports filled up with HDDs and I need more storage so was gonna add another 1TB 970 EVO Plus but that will just disable my HDD in slot 5. 


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3 minutes ago, Mateyyy said:

You could just check your motherboard's manual, no?

https://download.msi.com/archive/mnu_exe/mb/E7B12v1.1.pdf - page 34

My motherboards manual is like 50 pages..


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Just now, GamerBlake said:

Ugh that’s so stupid! I have my SATA ports filled up with HDDs and I need more storage so was gonna add another 1TB 970 EVO Plus but that will just disable my HDD in slot 5. 

Always good to read the manual!

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Just now, GamerBlake said:

Ugh that’s so stupid! I have my SATA ports filled up with HDDs and I need more storage so was gonna add another 1TB 970 EVO Plus but that will just disable my HDD in slot 5. 

... or bigger drives.


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2 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

My motherboards manual is like 50 pages..

Sorry but lol and @Mateyyy even told you what page to look at.


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12 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

so, what’s the point in including them if they can’t all work at once

There's something called a manual 

Usually comes with the board 

Read it ;)


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1 minute ago, For Science! said:

Or get a PCIe SATA interface

That sounds like too much hassle.

 

I might just have to get larger drives. Like maybe replace my 1 TB WD Blue HDD with a 4 TB WD Black HDD or something like that.


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Manual s/be supplied in the 'board box...


Did you test boot it, before you built in into the case?

WHY NOT...?!

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1 minute ago, Meganter said:

Sorry but lol and @Mateyyy even told you what page to look at.

Yeah he did and I already have the answer.


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1 minute ago, TofuHaroto said:

There's something called a manual 

Usually comes with the board 

Read it ;)

.. With that attitude you could just say “read the instructions” to anyone on here who asks any questions.

 

Why go up into my attic, find my mobo case, take the manual out and flip through pages when someone who knows what they’re talking about and is willing to help could answer my question in like 2 minutes?


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Just now, GamerBlake said:

.. With that attitude you could just say “read the instructions” to anyone on here who asks any questions.

 

Why go up into my attic, find my mobo case, take the manual out and flip through pages when someone who knows what they’re talking about and is willing to help could answer my question in like 2 minutes?

Because you could do that yourself by looking at the manual online...


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2 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Why go up into my attic, find my mobo case, take the manual out and flip through pages when someone who knows what they’re talking about and is willing to help could answer my question in like 2 minutes?

LOL... always worth keeping manuals more readily to hand than 'in the box'.  :)

 

... never know when yer gonna need 'em.


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Just now, Eighjan said:

LOL... always worth keeping manuals more readily to hand that 'in the box'.  :)

I just moved though and my room is much smaller so the gf said I had to put all my computer component boxes in the attic :/. I save all the boxes and documentation but I just figured I could ask someone who could answer it quickly rather than go up the ladder and through all those spider webs.


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4 minutes ago, GamerBlake said:

Why go up into my attic, find my mobo case, take the manual out and flip through pages when someone who knows what they’re talking about and is willing to help could answer my question in like 2 minutes?

Because what M.2 slot disables what SATA port is not standard, every motherboard does it differently, so everyone answering would basically be doing what you could've done in the first place - check your specific motherboard's manual.


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2 minutes ago, Meganter said:

Because you could do that yourself by looking at the manual online...

So could 90% of the people asking questions on here. But there’s always people like you who come to the forums just to tell people the equivalent of “Go Google it” rather than trying to help.


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