Due to the limited number of lanes provided by the Chipset, the availability of the SATA connectors may
be affected by the type of device installed in the M.2 connector. The M2A connector shares bandwidth with
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Follow the steps below to correctly install an M.2 SSD in the M.2 connector.
Use a screw driver to unfasten the screw and standoff from the motherboard. Locate the proper mounting
Slide the M.2 SSD into the connector at an angle.
Press the M.2 SSD down and then secure it with the screw.
Select the proper hole for the M.2 SSD to be installed and refasten the screw and standoff.
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The SATA connectors conform to SATA 6Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA
1.5Gb/s standard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The Intel®
To enable hot-plugging for the SATA ports, refer to
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