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2020/07/16 09:59:36 (permalink)
I am in process of building my new rig and noticed the 2 slots are labeled different (see picture below). One is labeled as "M.2 KEY-M(1)" at bottom of board, and the other is labeled as "M.2 Key-M(2) - PCIEx4/SATA 1" near the graphics PCIE slot.  I am installing a Samsung NVME 960 Evo Plus. 
 
I am new to M.2 as my previous rig was 2.5" drives.
 
Thanks in advance!
 

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Re: Which M.2 slot for Samsung NVME drive? EVGA Z490 FTW 2020/07/16 11:47:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby chon79 2020/07/16 13:04:55
Nice motherboard! You have Samsung NVME 960 Evo Plus of course support NVME not SATA? You can use M.2 (2) this slot can support NVME and SATA so the bottom M.2 1 and 2 are support Intel Optane if you have one!
Have a look in your Manal book for Z490 FTW  page 23 and page 30
Hope it help you 
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Re: Which M.2 slot for Samsung NVME drive? EVGA Z490 FTW 2020/07/16 13:06:05 (permalink)
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Nice motherboard! You have Samsung NVME 960 Evo Plus of course support NVME not SATA? You can use M.2 (2) this slot can support NVME and SATA so the bottom M.2 1 and 2 are support Intel Optane if you have one!
Have a look in your Manal book for Z490 FTW  page 23 and page 30
Hope it help you 



Thank you! I also found this on page 16:
 
M.2 Key-M (1) supports PCIe devices, while M.2 Key-M (2) supports both PCIe and SATA devices.
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Re: Which M.2 slot for Samsung NVME drive? EVGA Z490 FTW 2020/07/16 13:11:35 (permalink)
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Nice motherboard! You have Samsung NVME 960 Evo Plus of course support NVME not SATA? You can use M.2 (2) this slot can support NVME and SATA so the bottom M.2 1 and 2 are support Intel Optane if you have one!
Have a look in your Manal book for Z490 FTW  page 23 and page 30
Hope it help you 



Thank you! I also found this on page 16:
 
M.2 Key-M (1) supports PCIe devices, while M.2 Key-M (2) supports both PCIe and SATA devices.


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