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Question Can I utilise the PCIe lanes on my sata express ports to create a x4 pcie slot using adaptors?

Wask

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Mar 25, 2013
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Hi I have a gbyte z170n wifi mobo with 2x sata express ports, is it possible to utilise the PCIe part of the Sata express to create a x4 PCIE slot so that i can connect a 10gbe nic?
 

Eximo

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No, they are using the SATA protocol, not PCIe. You are basically asking if you can plug things directly into the PCH.

You'll just have to invest in a larger motherboard, or one with 10Gb ethernet already installed.

Maybe find a board with thunderbolt ports?
 

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