[SOLVED] nvme m.2 disables sata port

Jul 11, 2022
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I saw a post from 2020 here @tom's Hardware Forums that Installing two M.2 NVME SSD would disable the Sata. I didnt read my MOBO specs before buying the 2nd SSD. Now would it be possible if I bought a PCIE 3.0 Converter to NVME M.2 SSD? I wanted to use the new SSD but dont want to sacrifice my SATA cuz I love downloading games and stuff.


PC SPECS:

OS: Windows 10 Pro
Motherboard: Asus Tuf B450M Pro Gaming
Chipset: Ryzen 7 2700x
Ram: 32GB
GPU: GTX 1070
SATA: 1TB HDD
FIRST M.2 SLOT: PATRIOT VIPER 252GB NVME SSD
SECOND M.2: KINGSPEC 120GB NVME SSD
 

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Titan
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Might want to parse the right URL of the thread where you'd read what you read. According to your manual, page vii, SATA ports 5/6 are disabled when you populate M.2_1 and SATA ports 3 and 4 are disabled when you populate M.2_2. You still have access to SATA ports 1 and 2.

I don't think it's worth getting a PCIe 3.0 NVMe adapter for an SSD as small as the Kingspec one listed above. I'd advise on returning it in favor of getting a 2.5" SSD.
 
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Send that back and get a real one of respectable size.

120GB is too small to bother with, and I wouldn't use a KingSpec if you paid me.
I just need this to install some apps and games about 60GB in size. But yeah I did some research and Kingspec is not a reputable brand.
 

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