[SOLVED] M.2 Question

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Hi guys, looking for some help with getting a 2nd M.2 SSD.

I currently have a Rog Strix Z390-F gaming motherboard - https://www.asus.com/uk/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z390-F-GAMING/ and a samsung 970 Evo Plus drive - https://www.ebuyer.com/875045-samsung-970-evo-plus-v-nand-m-2-500gb-ssd-mz-v7s500bw?_sgm_campaign=scn_871550f87c000&_sgm_source=875045&_sgm_action=click .

The motherboard has dual M.2 however only 1 supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe, the other is SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes. The Samsung drive i currently have is in the slot which supports NVMe.

My question is if i get a 2nd Samsung Evo Plus and put it in the unsed slot will there be any issues as the slot isnt NVMe?

Cheers
 

USAFRet

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Both M.2 ports can accept a PCIe/NVMe drive.

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1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
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USAFRet

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Both M.2 ports can accept a PCIe/NVMe drive.

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1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)*1
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
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Aug 15, 2020
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Sorry im a total noob with this. Is NVMe the same as PCIe then? Just on the asus site it says One slot supports both SATA and PCIe 3.0 x4 modes, and the other slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 for NVMe.

From that i thought only one slot supported NVMe but the other slot doesnt.
 

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