Question Is an Nvme M.2 SSD compatible with a SATA M.2 SSD slot on MB?

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Hey!

Question asked in the title but basically is an Nvme M.2 SSD (M-slot only) compatible with an SATA m.2 connector (m-slot only)?
 

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No. If a port is SATA only, it is SATA only.

But what specific motherboard is this?
Hey and thank you for answering! It's a Asrock AB350 Pro4. It has 2 M.2 slots, one of them being Nvme. The Nvme slot is already populated with an WD Black 500GB Nvme drive and my plan was the make that my OS drive by moving it to the other (non Nvme) slot and buying a 1TB Nvme SSD for my games and put it into the M.2 slot where the WD drive is right now.
 

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Hey and thank you for answering! It's a Asrock AB350 Pro4. It has 2 M.2 slots, one of them being Nvme. The Nvme slot is already populated with an WD Black 500GB Nvme drive and my plan was the make that my OS drive by moving it to the other (non Nvme) slot and buying a 1TB Nvme SSD for my games and put it into the M.2 slot where the WD drive is right now.
You can't put an NVMe drive in a non-NVMe slot.
Won't work, even if it physically plugs in.

As for game performance, just get SATA III drives. Either an M.2 for the second slot, or 2.5" format for the ports on the motherboard.
The performance diff in games is very very small.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YoRKQy-UO4

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DKLA7w9eeA
 

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