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    ROG Strix Z370-E - M2 SSD Explanation

    My system details are incorrect. I have edited my profile but they have not seemed to update yet.



    I recently upgraded my PC due to an unfortunate incident. I went with the ROG Z370-E.

    It comes with two M2 slots, one behind a cover, and another in the centre of the board. I am using the one under the cover or the M2_1 slot.

    Could someone please explain something to me.

    M2_1 shares SATA port 1 when it uses a SATA mode device, and M2_2 shares SATA port 56 when it uses PCIE mode device in X4 mode.

    What is X4 mode, and is there a noticeable difference between SATA mode and PCIE mode?

    My last question is in relation to temperatures. I live in Townsville, Australia which is sub-tropical. At the moment we are coming out of winter, about 26 deg C or 79 deg F, not hot enough for aircon. My SSD is sitting at 60 deg C and the specs say a max of 70 deg C, should I be concerned?

    I actually have a Hyper M2 x16 Card, would this be a cooler option??

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by JimmyH; 08-16-2018 at 04:12 AM. Reason: Spelling


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