[SOLVED] Intel 660p would work in my case?

JaAntonio

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Hello,
I have an B450-E from asus paired with a R5 3600. My problem here is i have already installed a Samsung 970 on M2_2 to run NVME mode, i've allready done read the manual more than once and i still don't figure it out if i could pair an intel I
ntel Consumer SSD 660p 2TB NVMe M.2 in the slot M2_1 from my mobo. I see in the manual that having both M.2 would disable SATA ports and the gpu will run at X8 mode, which dissapoints me.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-B450-E-GAMING/HelpDesk_Manual/
Here is where i was searching
 

bignastyid

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You are already using the M2_2 port which makes the 16x port run at 8x. So by adding another drive to M.2_1 then the only difference you'll see is Sata port 5 and 6 disabled. If you don't use these ports then no harm done as you'll still have 4 functional sata ports on the board.
 

JaAntonio

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Also other option would be to buy a newer X570-E or PCI adapter to run the ssd on one x4-x16 lane from the motherboard.
Let me your thoughts to see what can i do before buying the SSD. (Christmas sale)
 

WildCard999

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It will make your PCIE slot run at x8 but the difference between x16 & x8 is pretty minimal, maybe a few FPS at most.
 
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JaAntonio

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It will make your PCIE slot run at x8 but the difference between x16 & x8 is pretty minimal, maybe a few FPS at most.
Okey i see, thank you for the info.
 

bignastyid

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You are already using the M2_2 port which makes the 16x port run at 8x. So by adding another drive to M.2_1 then the only difference you'll see is Sata port 5 and 6 disabled. If you don't use these ports then no harm done as you'll still have 4 functional sata ports on the board.
 

JaAntonio

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You are already using the M2_2 port which makes the 16x port run at 8x. So by adding another drive to M.2_1 then the only difference you'll see is Sata port 5 and 6 disabled. If you don't use these ports then no harm done as you'll still have 4 functional sata ports on the board.
Okay ty, that cleared it out.
 

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