[SOLVED] Should I worry about a M.2 ssd disabling two sata ports?

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I'm building a new pc and am getting the MSI b450 Tomahawk Max(it has 6 sata ports). Apparently if I try to use a M.2 ssd in my build two sata ports are disabled. For storage, all I will be using is the M.2 ssd and two other storages that use sata. Should I even worry about this? Will I be fine without two? (The M.2 ssd is the Western Digital Blue 250 GB M.2-2280 SSD. The other storage is the Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" SSD, and some random 1TB HD from walmart).
 

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As long as you don’t need to use them, then you’re good. For my system, I use the two extra sata ports and not the m.2 port Because I got and use a bunch of higher capacity sata SSDs for the bulk of my storage rather than high capacity m.2s.
 
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As long as you don’t need to use them, then you’re good. For my system, I use the two extra sata ports and not the m.2 port Because I got and use a bunch of higher capacity sata SSDs for the bulk of my storage rather than high capacity m.2s.
No, I actually switched out my motherboard to the B550 coming out soon, and it has two M.2 Ports. I will be using two NVME M.2 ssd's instead of the sata. But I will use one sata port for my current Hard Drive. The new motherboard still has 6 sata ports. So I think I will be fine. Thank you!
 

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