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7) SATA3 0/1/2/3 (SATA 6Gb/s Connectors)
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 SATA connectors support

a RAID array.
Pin No. 
1 GND
2 TXP
3 TXN
4 GND
5 RXN
6 RXP
7 GND
8) M2P (M.2 Socket 3 Connector)
 
note that an M.2 PCIe SSD cannot be used to create a RAID set with a SATA hard drive. To create a RAID


Follow the steps below to correctly install an M.2 SSD in the M.2 connector.
Step 1:

to install an M.2 2242 or 2260 SSD, get a screw and a standoff from the included M.2 screw kit and follow
the pictures below to install.
1. 2242 size:
Fasten standoff A to the "42"
hole on the PCH heatsink.
2. 2260 size:
Fasten standoff B to the "60"
hole on the motherboard.
SATA3
2 3
0 1
G.QBOFM
G.QBOFM
G.QBOFM
G.QBOFM
1 7
7 1
80 60 42
Step 2:
Slide the M.2 SSD into the connector at an angle.
Step 3:
Press the M.2 SSD down and then secure it with the screw. Replace the heatsink and secure it to the
original hole.
Standoff A Standoff B
If you want to install an M.2 2260 or 2280 SSD, be sure not to fasten standoff A to the heatsink, or
the M.2 SSD may be damaged.
Select the proper hole for the M.2 SSD to be installed and refasten the screw and standoff.
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