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    Quote Originally Posted by Seizer View Post
    Basically if you install an M2 drive into your M2 drive slots, it’s going to shut off a SATA port. Taking a guess I’d think it will be shutting off a SATA port that’s on the motherboard itself.

    If you can provide the motherboard brand and model I can dig into it more.
    Asus - TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

    Would be using a Western Digital - Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive & Western Digital - Gold 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard
    Last edited by drauz; 11-27-2018 at 12:34 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drauz View Post
    Asus - TUF Z390-PLUS GAMING (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

    Would be using a Western Digital - Blue 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive & Western Digital - Gold 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard
    I'd imagine you should be fine as I would guess there are at least 4 SATA ports on the MB.

    Quote Originally Posted by ASUS site
    IntelŪ Z390 Chipset :
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*2
    1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*3
    6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s), gray, *3
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    This is straight from your manual.

    When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2_1 socket, SATA_2 port cannot be used.
    When a device is installed on the M.2_2 socket, SATA_5/6 port cannot be used.


    Here’s a link to your mobo manual.
    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...lpDesk_Manual/

    Found on page 28 to be exact. Has a nice picture of which SATA ports will be turned off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velfi View Post
    I'd imagine you should be fine as I would guess there are at least 4 SATA ports on the MB.
    This is the specs page:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seizer View Post
    This is straight from your manual.

    When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2_1 socket, SATA_2 port cannot be used.
    When a device is installed on the M.2_2 socket, SATA_5/6 port cannot be used.


    Here’s a link to your mobo manual.
    https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards...lpDesk_Manual/
    I still haven't bought this yet, I am still getting everything together. Kind of put it off for a while and coming back to this now, should be buying everything in the next month or two.

    I also don't know a lot about this stuff.
    Last edited by drauz; 11-27-2018 at 12:44 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drauz View Post
    I still haven't bought this yet, I am still getting everything together. Kind of put it off for a while and coming back to this now, should be buying everything in the next month or two.

    I also don't know a lot about this stuff.
    With just those 2 drives you'll be fine, and you can still add an optical drive if you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drauz View Post
    I still haven't bought this yet, I am still getting everything together. Kind of put it off for a while and coming back to this now, should be buying everything in the next month or two.

    I also don't know a lot about this stuff.
    All good that’s how you learn. Just like any major purchase research research research. If you have a Microcenter or Fry’s near you they are great stores with good customer service and support.
    Semper superne nitens.

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