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Drive M.2 on Z97 motherboard


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Hey ,


I have an ASUS Z97-pro deluxe motherboard. (Link)


Intel® Z97 chipset:
1 x SATA Express port, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb / s ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode) *2
4 x SATA 6Gb / s port (s), gray
Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology *3
ASMedia® SATA Express controller: *4
1 x SATA Express port, black
ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller: *4
2 x SATA 6Gb / s port (s), black



I want to connect it to a drive in m.2 but it is not explicitly written that it supports But yes in PCIe. 

 What do they say?


I know I will not enjoy the full speed but I will get some small upgrade in front of the Connected to SATA3, no?

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