Best compatible PCIE Expansion slot controller...

tomb2k1156e02d7

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Hi, I purchased the Corsair a7200 system that is installed with the MSI B550-A PRO motherboard.

The motherboard has 6 SATA data connections and all have been used for SSDs. I've additional 2 SATA HDDs that I would like to install.

The PCI_E4: PCIe 3.0 x1 (PCH) Expansion Slot is available and a PSU connection for power is also available.

Which SATA controllers are would best be compatible so I can add the 2 additional SATA HHDs or are all controllers okay?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks...Tom
 

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Are you using both M.2 SSD slots if not you have that optin as well
As to Brand I would recomend Silverstone but they do not do a PCIE 3.0x1 SATA card only PCIE3.0x4
But any know quality brand Model shold work fine.
 

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Are you using both M.2 SSD slots if not you have that optin as well
As to Brand I would recomend Silverstone but they do not do a PCIE 3.0x1 SATA card only PCIE3.0x4
But any know quality brand Model shold work fine.
Yes, Both M.2 slots are in use but, I just noticed that the PCIe 3.0 x4 is available: my bad ( I should not try to do this stuff after 10pm). I will go with the IO CREST Internal 5 Port Non-Raid SATA III 6GB/S Pci-E X4 Controller Card. It seems like it will work well. It has a slot for the M.2 B Keyed (2242) SSD that can be used in the future if necessary.

Thanks again for your reply!
 
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