Question HDD & SSD Expansion Options for Asrock Z390 Extreme4

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My Motherboard is Asrock Z390 Extreme4. I have already installed Samsung 970 Evo Plus Nvme 500GB & Samsung SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 500GB.

Now, I would like to Add Two SATA 3.5" HDD , One Team T-Force CARDEA ZERO Z330 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gaming SSD & another 2.5" SATA III 1TB SSD.

Can I Install them ALL? If not, what other options do I Have?



Followings are the Specifications mentioned on Asrock's Website:


https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z390 Extreme4/index.asp#Specification
  • Storage
    • 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors, support RAID (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology 16), NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
    • 2 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors by ASMedia ASM1061, support NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug
    • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
    • 1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)**
    *M2_1, SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
    M2_2, SATA3_4 and SATA3_5 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.

    **Supports Intel® Optane™ Technology
    Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
    Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
 

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https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z390 Extreme4/index.asp#Specification

M2_1, SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
M2_2, SATA3_4 and SATA3_5 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
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There are 2x M.2 ports, and 6x SATA ports.

If using both M.2 ports, SATA 1 and 5 are disabled.
Leaving you with 4x SATA ports for other drives.

So, 2x SATA HDD + 1x SATA SSD are fine. Just plug them into the relevant ports.
 
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https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z390 Extreme4/index.asp#Specification

M2_1, SATA3_0 and SATA3_1 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
M2_2, SATA3_4 and SATA3_5 share lanes. If either one of them is in use, the others will be disabled.
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There are 2x M.2 ports, and 6x SATA ports.

If using both M.2 ports, SATA 1 and 5 are disabled.
Leaving you with 4x SATA ports for other drives.

So, 2x SATA HDD + 1x SATA SSD are fine. Just plug them into the relevant ports.

Thanks a lot.

These lanes things are alien to me. So, sum it up,

Existing >> One Nvme SSD + One 2.5" SSD
+
New >> Two 3.5" SATA HDD + Another Nvme SSD + Another 2.5" SSD
= Two Nvme SSD + Two 2.5" SSD + Two SATA 3.5" HDD
Okay?
 

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