[SOLVED] Does my motherboard support NVMe in both m.2 slots?

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Build in signature.

When reading it's storage specifications, it says this:

Intel® Z390 Chipset :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 modes)
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready

I have read the manual too, but there's nothing that clarifies if the 2 m.2 slots support NVMe.
I have been given a hint that only one slot supports nvme but i'm not sure where he got this.

I plan to upgrade to nvme, but i don't know if I can only install just one as boot drive and plan to buy another larger one for general storage later.

What exactly does it mean when it supports "both sata & pcie 3 x 4" or just "pcie 3 x 4 mode"? Which one of these sockets supports nvme? I can't quite guess this one either.
 
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PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode...Yes both slots support NVME
Thank you :) unfortunately I tried removing the heatsinks to look at the sockets myself and now I realize I can't unscrew the heatsinks at neither. They're screwed too damn tight!

Edit: I only tried to unscrew. Never touched the heatsinks since I took it out of the box.
 

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