Question Which socket for the NVMe M.2 on Asus ROG Boards

Oct 10, 2019
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Hello All,

I'm in my first build and wanted to knwo where the best Socket is for the Nvme m.2 Panasonic SSD. There are 3 sockets. And here is the info below.

Any help would be appreciated...

• M.2_1 slot supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA mode Key M design and type 2242 / 2260/ 2280 / 22110 storage devices. • M.2_2 and M.2_3 slots support PCIe 3.0 x4 mode Key M design and type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 storage devices.

• M.2_1 shares bandwidth with PCIEX1. When PCIEX1 is occuppied, M.2_1 runs x2 or SATA mode (when M.2_1 runs SATA mode, SATA6G_2 will be disabled).

• M.2_2 shares bandwidth with SATA6G_56. When M.2_2 runs x4 mode, SATA6G_56 will be disabled. M.2_2 runs x2 mode by default.

• M.2_3 shares bandwidth with PCIEX16_3. When PCIEX16_3 runs x4 mode, M.2_3 will be disabled. When M.2_3 and PCIEX16_3 are both occupied, M.2_3 runs x2 mode, PCIEX16_3 runs X1 mode.

• When a 22110 M.2 SSD is installed in M.2_1 slot, M.2_2 slot will be limited to a 2242 M.2 SSD. • M.2 slots supports IRST (Intel® Rapid Storage Technology).
 
There are quite a few choices that depend on how you want to use other connectors, whether M.2, SATA or PCIe, or where you want the NVME located if you're interested in showing it off in the case.

So without consideration to aesthetics one choice, assumeing you don't want to put a card in PCIex1, is use M.2_1 to avoid impact on PCIEx16_3. Also, you have an NVME so it won't be put in SATA mode so SATA6G_2 won't be affected. And lastly; it's PCIe gen 3 and none of the others say it is so you get that speed boost, if it matters.
 
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Thanks,
Yes Agreed. So I placed it in 2. No SATA.. - (Also, you have an NVME so it won't be put in SATA mode so SATA6G_2 won't be affected)
Appreciate the info. First build ever so learning on the fly.
Installing motherboard in case now. Yeah--progress..
 

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