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Question GA-Z97X-UD5H - add SATA III NVME?

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thanks Titan. can you explain to me - when i install the new NVME drive , am i using the
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) ?

Which SATA port should I plug the SSD boot drive ?

From the website :


1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  • The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX8 and PCIEX16 slots. When the PCIEX4 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode and the PCIEX8 will operate at up to x4 mode.
  • When installing a x8 or above card in the PCIEX4 slot, make sure to set PCIE Slot Configuration in BIOS Setup to x4. (Refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Peripherals," for more information.)
(The PCIEX16, PCIEX8 and PCIEX4 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
 

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thanks Titan. can you explain to me - when i install the new NVME drive , am i using the
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4) ?

Which SATA port should I plug the SSD boot drive ?

From the website :


1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
  • The PCIEX4 slot shares bandwidth with the PCIEX8 and PCIEX16 slots. When the PCIEX4 slot is populated, the PCIEX16 slot will operate at up to x8 mode and the PCIEX8 will operate at up to x4 mode.
  • When installing a x8 or above card in the PCIEX4 slot, make sure to set PCIE Slot Configuration in BIOS Setup to x4. (Refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Peripherals," for more information.)
(The PCIEX16, PCIEX8 and PCIEX4 slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
No, you're using the M.2 port. Look under the "Storage" section.

For your current boot drive, there are 6 SATA ports, 0-5.
#4 & 5 are disabled.
Use one of the other 4.
 
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i moved the SSD to another port and it works now after i added the NVME. but the nvme does not show up in file explorer .
 

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