ASrock b450M pro NVME problem.

blitzcraig

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I have a Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVME in the Ultra M.2 slot, I tried to install a second NVME from Toshiba in the lower slot and it is not seen at all, not in bios and not in windows disk managment. I don't have any drives in use in SATA 3 or 4 which I understand can't be used when the M.2 is in use. I do have standard Samsung EVO 860 2.5" in SATA 1 for back up and a TB mechanical drive in SATA 2 for storage. Anyone have any tips?
 

Ready4Dis

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Something like these:
1TB
https://www.newegg.com/crucial-mx500-1tb/p/N82E16820156178?&quicklink=true
https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-blue-1tb/p/N82E16820250092?&quicklink=true
https://www.newegg.com/samsung-860-evo-series-1tb/p/N82E16820147678

The samsung and Western Digital are available in 2TB as well. WD is only $229 for 2TB, so not to horrible. You could of course just pick up a SATA 2.5" SSD and it would perform exactly the same, although more cables to route.

Notice they say SATA in the description and are limited to around 500MB/s. Those are SATA drives. Unless transferring large files back and forth, you most likely won't notice any difference in performance between SATA and PCIE drives.

PS. Those were just a few examples, there are plenty more depending on brand/cost/size, just look for SATA III 6.0 GB/s and a speed around 500-580MB/s. If it says 1500 MB/s it's not SATA ;).
 

blitzcraig

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you nailed it on the head, I hate cables but I would be better off going with 6gb/sec transfer......
 
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