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    Apex X299 & Two Samsung 970 EVO NVMe drives.

    Greetings,

    I currently have an x7820 CPU in this board. Is there a way I can fit two NVMe drives using either one or both DIMM.2(CPU and/or PCH) boards on this MB and still receive max performance from both drives? They will be installed as separate drives (No RAID required).

    Anyone else doing this?

    Thanks,
    Todd.

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    You can use Dimm.2_1 on the cpu slot and the pch Dimm.2. You would need at least a 7900x to use both sockets on the cpu Dimm.2

    I use a 7900x with 1 1tb 960 Pro on the pch dimm, 2 2tb 970 evo's on the cpu dimm, and 4 2tb 960 Pro's on a hyperx16 card.

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    I was wondering a similar thing. I am running SLI 1080Ti with a 960 Evo in the DIMM.2 card. Running a 7900X. Do I have enough PCI lanes to run a second 970 Evo?

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    As you can see in this pic., it gives the low down on the limitations with the CPU_DIMM.2 slot but nothing on the PCH_DIMM.2 slot.

    I have the x7820 which limits me to 28 lanes. Only one NVMe drive available for my setup on the CPU_DIMM.2 card.

    I'd like to know the specs, limitations, etc. for the PCH slot/add-on... The manual sucks for this.

    Cheers,
    Todd.
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    Last edited by viperxbr; 08-09-2018 at 01:42 AM.

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    You should be able to run 2 drives on the PCH Dimm and one on the CPU Dimm. Pay attention to the socket you use. Sockets are labeled in tiny print.

    With a 7900x and HyperX16 card I now have 8 drives (14 TB) running on the Apex.
    Last edited by G75rog; 08-08-2018 at 09:45 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G75rog View Post
    You should be able to run 2 drives on the PCH Dimm and one on the CPU Dimm. Pay attention to the socket you use. Sockets are labeled in tiny print.

    With a 7900x and HyperX16 card I now have 8 drives (14 TB) running on the Apex.
    Thanks for the info!

    When you say "pay attention to the socket I use", are you talking about DIMM.2 or PCIe socket? The manual is pretty good with the layout/labelling for both.

    Cheers.

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    Sockets on the Dimm.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G75rog View Post
    Sockets on the Dimm.2.
    One of the DIMM.2 can use either the PCH or CPU lane, configurable in the BIOS.

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    Just installed the 1st 970 EVO on the PCH DIMM.2 slot. Works like a charm! just over 3.2GB/s Reads and 2.4GB/s writes. Over 450,000 Read/Write IOPS.

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    Grats!

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