M.2 help

Jan 3, 2021
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Hi I’m new to building and I have a
Asus Rog Strix z490 motherboard.
I want to use M.2 Seagate firecuda 510
a 500gb for os and a 2TB for other storage. Does anyone know if they are comparable with both M.2 slots on the board
As one slot it says SATA, PCIe 3 x 4
The other PCIe 3 x 4, NVME
 

Kaamos_Llama

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Jan 31, 2020
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Hi! Which Strix z490 board do you have exactly?

Sounds like it means that using the M2 slot that says SATA will disable a couple of the other SATA ports on the motherboard. This probably won't affect you, unless you happen to have a lot of other SATA SSD's/HDD's or optical drives in the system. Also depending on how many SATA ports you have.
 
Jan 3, 2021
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Hi! Which Strix z490 board do you have exactly?

Sounds like it means that using the M2 slot that says SATA will disable a couple of the other SATA ports on the motherboard. This probably won't affect you, unless you happen to have a lot of other SATA SSD's/HDD's or optical drives in the system. Also depending on how many SATA ports you have.
hi thank you for the reply. It’s the z490 e gaming.
i just don’t know if the 510 Firecuda cards can me used in both the slots. I wouldnt be using the other SATA ports
 

Kaamos_Llama

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Sorry I got confused myself. :D You can use both drives at the same time, it will be fine.

Both your drives are PCI-E so you should be able to use them in both or either AFAIK
 

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