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.
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.
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.
80 60 42
Slide the M.2 SSD into the connector at an angle.
Press the M.2 SSD down and then secure it with the screw. Replace the heatsink and secure it to the
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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