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Backward compatibility? I have a 10th gen Intel in a MSI Pro motherboard (LGA1200 so no upgrades) that's full of SATA3 drives (moved from back stock & an older computer). Some of them will be reaching EOL soon and the motherboard can accept a couple of PCI3 drives.
 
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Backward compatibility? I have a 10th gen Intel in a MSI Pro motherboard (LGA1200 so no upgrades) that's full of SATA3 drives (moved from back stock & an older computer). Some of them will be reaching EOL soon and the motherboard can accept a couple of PCI3 drives.
You can still use it in a gen 3 slot, it just won't achieve full speed
But you should consider buying a higher end gen 3 (e.g. SN750 (non-SE) or 970 EVO Plus) instead of a budget gen 4 since these budget drives usually don't have DRAM cache and thus have shorter lifespan
 

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