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Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports?

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2021/07/23 18:56:44 (permalink)
I just unpacked my Z590 FTW to upgrade from the X99 and I’m a little disappointed because the X99 had 10 SATA ports and the Z590 only has 6…..😳 wth? I didn’t realize it when I ordered the board that there were 4 less, the Z590 Dark has 8. 🤬 Any thoughts….?
 
 
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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/23 19:20:49 (permalink)
    On one hand, it stated what it came with, so that's on you. That said, mistakes happen, I've been there and that can be rough. So what all do you have to plug into sata? I think most drives are going the way of nvme, but depending on what all you're plugging in I think you could get to 4 or 6 pretty quickly. I wonder if you could get an adapter card for the pci-e slot 3 that would share bandwidth with the chipset?

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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/23 23:14:13 (permalink)
    Yeah, that’s on me, I have a lot of HDD’s and 3 SSD’s, and 1 nvme. I’m slowly moving my low capacity drives to larger ones so that I don’t have so many.
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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/23 23:43:59 (permalink)
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    Yeah, that’s on me, I have a lot of HDD’s and 3 SSD’s, and 1 nvme. I’m slowly moving my low capacity drives to larger ones so that I don’t have so many.


    Sounds like a good plan. I have to do the same myself. I was able to find these that are what I was trying to describe earlier:
    https://smile.amazon.com/...ncoding=UTF8&psc=1

    There are a bunch of different brands with a plethora of shapes and review quality. I'd suggest trying to do some research. Also, a quick look would suggest that you don't plug your boot drive into it. I guess it might work for that, but isn't as reliable.
    post edited by Nike_7688 - 2021/07/23 23:48:12

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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/24 00:47:08 (permalink)
    I personally believe that more PC modders are moving towards SSDs and NVMe SSDs so I think you'll see less USB ports in the future. You can always buy a USB card to give yourself more ports if needed.

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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/24 02:55:17 (permalink)
    Also keep in mind that in the manual I think one of the M.2 if used will remove the access to two of the SATA ports. I personally didn't run into an issue with my girlfriends build because she has two M.2 and only two SATA drives. One is a backup and the other is for games she might want to play but isn't currently playing often.

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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/24 07:31:19 (permalink)
    Hoggle
    Also keep in mind that in the manual I think one of the M.2 if used will remove the access to two of the SATA ports.


    The center slot disables SATA 0 & 1.

    The top slot is PCIE 4 only, so you can only use that with an 11th gen CPU. I've been told if you have an 11th gen CPU, you can use the top and bottom M.2 slots, leave the center empty, and retain all 6 SATA ports.

    I have a 10th gen, so I can't test that, but that might help you out some Mark.
    post edited by RogueMaster - 2021/07/26 00:17:03


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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/25 18:11:04 (permalink)
    Just buy bigger SDDS



     
                                                  
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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/25 18:13:52 (permalink)
    If you are worried abou running out of storage with six, you shouldn't waste your money on a 500$ motherboard.



     
                                                  
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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/25 18:21:33 (permalink)
    I'd wait until the next Linup comes out.. SR3 dark looks like where it's at



     
                                                  
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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/25 18:56:59 (permalink)
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    I have a lot of HDD’s and 3 SSD’s, and 1 nvme. I’m slowly moving my low capacity drives to larger ones so that I don’t have so many.

     
    While I understand why you wish you didn’t have to deal with it to be honest I would, if I were you, use this as kick I needed to reorganize layout. That is exactly what I went through when I was building my new system recently.
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    Re: Z590 FTW Only 6X SATA ports? 2021/07/26 17:02:38 (permalink)
    Hey guys, thank you for all the help and suggestions, I finally got everything all sorted and working properly. Nike_7688, I ordered that part, I’ll post after I try it out.
     
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