NVMe to PCIe Adapter

Aegir

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My friend has an ITX motherboard with an NVMe slot where a PCIe slot could be.
So could it be possible to create an adapter that plugs into the NVMe slot and then introduces an x1 PCIe slot?

I'm not saying this does exist or even should exist. But could it exist?
 

Nobu

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It exists, and can be used regardless of where the m.2 (not nvme) slot is, as long as it's not a sata only m.2 slot.

However, you will probably need a riser or one that has a ribbon cable going to the pcie slot, because I doubt it'll be the correct height sitting on top of the m.2 adaptor.
 
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Aegir

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Oh, I guess I was using the wrong search words then.
Huh. How awesome.

I guess I'll change the name of this thread to something more practical then.
 

Aegir

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The reason for this is because I recently bought a really nice 10Gbe ethernet card to use inside a custom router, but my friend's computer is a shiny new ITX build, so it just doesn't have upgradability.
She loves it anyways though.
 

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The reason for this is because I recently bought a really nice 10Gbe ethernet card to use inside a custom router, but my friend's computer is a shiny new ITX build, so it just doesn't have upgradability.
She loves it anyways though.
Yeah, I have an ITX board also, my next MB is going to have at least 2.5gbe, lol. I have one NVME but it's populated with a drive. I do have a USB & USB-C port which are both Usb 3.1 gen 2 which is 10gb/s, minus some overhead but it'd still be much faster than 1gbe. My nvme is on the back side of the board, so it'd be really difficult to do a breakout either way, not to mention nowhere in my case to even put the port. Yup, ITX is great if you are ok with all the upgradeability and functionality missing ;).
 
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