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kahless
11-27-2017, 02:11 AM
Hi,

I'm building a system with a Z370 Maximus Hero wifi board. If I put my 500gb 960 Evo nvme into the top slot with the heat spreader does this disable the first SATA port? If so, should I attach my 3 ssd's and 2 hard drives to SATA port 2-6?

I assume the nvme will not effect the gpu in the top slot running at 16x too? It won't kick it down to 8x?

verrotten
11-27-2017, 03:12 AM
Got the same config. M.2 in the first Slot. i use all 6 sata ports. Gpu stays at x16.

kahless
11-27-2017, 04:27 AM
Interesting. I read a review on this board and it said the top m.2 slot will disable the pcie port 1.

Weidlich
11-27-2017, 05:13 AM
Using slot 1 (top slot) doesn't affect anything.
Using the bottom slot 2 will disable SATA port 5 and 6.
You can find the explanation in the user manual.

Lonelyrider
11-27-2017, 07:44 AM
Interesting. I read a review on this board and it said the top m.2 slot will disable the pcie port 1.

Top slot will disable sata port 1 only when used in sata mode, pcie mode dosnt affect anything.