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Having problems with a PCIe to M.2 converter card

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6 minutes ago, Indigaming6431 said:

The Problem is that the converter only seems to work if my second m.2 slot on the motherboard is empty

See note 2 from motherboard spec site:

 

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I recently decided to upgrade the storage in my desktop with a new name m.2, but I'm already using the 2 m.2 slots that my motherboard came with, so I decided to buy a converter card so I could use the extra 16x lane for a new m.2.


The Problem is that the converter only seems to work if my second m.2 slot on the motherboard is empty, I can't get all 3 m.2s to show up at the same time. Is there any way to get this working or did I make the wrong assumption on how this works?

Here's my parts list if nessessary: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/xczMnt
The WD Black 1TB is the new one and the 2 WD blues are the one's installed on the motherboard.

And here's the converter card I got: https://www.amazon.com/M-2-Adapter-Aluminum-Heatsink-Solution/dp/B07JJTVGZM

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6 minutes ago, Indigaming6431 said:

The Problem is that the converter only seems to work if my second m.2 slot on the motherboard is empty

See note 2 from motherboard spec site:

 

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5 minutes ago, AbydosOne said:

See note 2 from motherboard spec site:

 

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Damn. So there's nothing I can do? Guess I gotta file a return then. Thanks for the help.

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3 minutes ago, Indigaming6431 said:

Damn. So there's nothing I can do? Guess I gotta file a return then. Thanks for the help.

No, your second x16 slot is disabled when the second M.2 slot is populated. This configuration will not work. If you're in need of additional storage you could grab a SATA SSD which is still perfectly fine for many tasks. 

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