Question SSD Drive Install Question Problem

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I'm running a Asus ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WIFI D4 Motherboard. I have three Sata drives running now. One Sata drive is C: drive I wamt to replace it with a Crucial P5 2TB PCIe M.2 2280SS SSD. Which slot do I use and will there be a problem reading my other two Sata drives which are used for storage. One is storage and one is for using VMWare for Linux.
 
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The reason I'm asking if the Sata Drives will still read is when I installed the mother board I couldn't get the main sata drive to boot and Asus support couldn't figure it out. They refereed me to Microsoft which was a hand off. New drive configuration would be C;\Win11 (SSD), D:\ Data (Sata), E:\Virtual Drive (Sata). Do you see a problem in doing it this way.
 

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The reason I'm asking if the Sata Drives will still read is when I installed the mother board I couldn't get the main sata drive to boot and Asus support couldn't figure it out. They refereed me to Microsoft which was a hand off. New drive configuration would be C;\Win11 (SSD), D:\ Data (Sata), E:\Virtual Drive (Sata). Do you see a problem in doing it this way.
Yes, the drives will still read.

But if you transplanted a drive+OS from a different system, not booting in the new system is a common outcome.

A new motherboard generally requires a fresh Windows OS install.
Linux is more forgiving.
 

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Yes, the drives will still read.

But if you transplanted a drive+OS from a different system, not booting in the new system is a common outcome.

A new motherboard generally requires a fresh Windows OS install.
Linux is more forgiving.
I am using the same board he is and i believe sata 5 and 6 get disabled with the use of certain nvme slots, also windows 11 seems to be much more forgiving when it comes to transplanting a drive without reinstalling windows
 

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