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lexo1000
03-22-2017, 09:33 PM
Hi!
I have a Samsung 960 evo NVMe SSD and I wonder where I must install it for best performance.
User manual says that the main M.2 socket is connected to SATA while the bottom socket to PCIE. It looks strange as the front socket is better cooled with "double decker" heatsink.
Thanks

Chino
03-22-2017, 10:01 PM
I would install it in the front M.2 slot.

Snuggles
03-22-2017, 11:46 PM
The front M.2 slot has SATA and NVMe, the back slot is NVMe only. I would put it in the front. Like you said it is better cooled and not accessible anymore after you mount a big cpu cooler.

mcleod52
03-23-2017, 06:59 PM
I have mine plugged into the top one - M2_1. No issues so far and I'm on week 2 of using it.