Question U.2 vs sata

sodium.in.toilet

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So from my understanding, u.2 is like m.2 but for bigger drives?

And I can use an NVMe drive on the u.2 but not the standard sata port?

Is it worth going with an NVMe u.2 drive instead of a Sata ssd?

Does u.2 and m.2 take up the pci lanes given by the cpu?

Since I'm limited to 16 pci lanes because of my cpu, does that mean a u.2 drive would lower my gpu to 8?
 

USAFRet

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In order:

  1. No. Capacity of the drive has nothing to do with this
  2. Correct. Some M.2 ports are capable of either SATA III or NVMe M.2 drives. Some are only one or the other. Some, it depends on what CPU is installed.
  3. Depends. What will you use it for?
  4. Some do, some don't Look at the motherboard specifications.
  5. Maybe. But unnoticeable in actual use.
 
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