[SOLVED] Need help with buying an NVME M2 SSD card for the first time ( My motherboard only supports PCIe 3.0 x2 and not x4)

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So My motherboard is :
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B360-HD3-rev-10#kf
It doesn't have an PCIe x4 slot available for an m2 ssd . I tried finding an adaptor and came to this :
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JJTVGZM/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza

Will a m2 nvme SSD benefit from this adaptor if my pc only has a x2 one ?
the SSD : https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-MZ-V8V500B-AM-500GB/dp/B08V7GT6F3/ref=sr_1_3?crid=12Q4XDYZFC92O&keywords=m2+ssd+500gb&qid=1639059802&sprefix=m2+ssd+500,aps,335&sr=8-3&th=1
 

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Your motherboard has two M.2 slots.
One is PCIE 3.0 x4. The other is PCIE 3.0 x2.

Why are you saying, it is not available?

Anyway - PCIE 3.0 x4 drive will run at half speed in PCIE 3.0 x2 slot. But that's still very fast.
"1 x M.2 Socket 1 connector for an Intel® CNVi wireless module only (CNVI) "
the x4 connector doesn't look like a connector for an m2 ssd and has different propose as stated above

  1. 1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2A_32G
Also the infomation stated in the website seems to contradict how it looks on my board physically
There is no place for an SSD and the connector doesnt even look like an M ssd can connect to it
View: https://imgur.com/a/OuxuLqi
 
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