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Z97x gaming 5 M.2 PCI-E 3.0 (x4)

Z97x gaming 5 M.2 PCI-E 3.0 (x4)
« on: June 06, 2015, 09:32:42 pm »
Does anybody know if this motherboards M.2 slot is PCI-E 3.0 (x4) or not as some motherboards only support SATA 6Gbps speeds or PCI-e x 2 lanes as I want to use a Samsung SM951 256GB ssd for a boot drive and get full speed

Re: Z97x gaming 5 M.2 PCI-E 3.0 (x4)
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2015, 03:21:14 am »
Does anybody know if this motherboards M.2 slot is PCI-E 3.0 (x4) or not as some motherboards only support SATA 6Gbps speeds or PCI-e x 2 lanes as I want to use a Samsung SM951 256GB ssd for a boot drive and get full speed

You'll need to use a PCIe x4 adapter in a PCIe x16 slot to get x4 speeds off that board.  The onboard M.2 header on support x2 lanes.

Re: Z97x gaming 5 M.2 PCI-E 3.0 (x4)
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2015, 03:23:48 am »
For Gigabyte boards, those labels with "Turbo M.2 for 20Gb/s" are x4 lanes.  All others are x2 lanes.

 

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