NVMe is not a slot on the motherboard. NVMe is a protocol used over PCIe. The M.2 connector contain signals for PCIe 3.0, SATA 3.0, and USB 3.0. Therefore, an M.2 SSD could be PCIe with NVMe, PCIe with AHCI, or SATA with AHCI. This Patriot Ignite SSD uses the latter. The currently shipping Samsung SM951 uses PCIe with AHCI, and a supposedly soon-to-be-released Samsung SM951 will be PCIe with NVMe. All of them function in an M.2 slot.So this does not plug into the PCIe slot like NVMe?
I think I will hold on to my money until their is an NVMe slot on the motherboard.