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Author Topic: M.2 Xpander-Z Gen4 in x4 PCIe slot?  (Read 377 times)

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steve.jy1980Topic starter

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M.2 Xpander-Z Gen4 in x4 PCIe slot?
« on: 20-July-19, 09:30:43 »

I'm looking at the Prestige X570 Creation for my new 3900X build. Would the included Xpander card work in the bottom x4 PCIe slot rather than the middle x8 slot?

I understand that the x4 slot wouldn't provide enough bandwidth for dual PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives, but could I use it to add one extra 4.0 drive, or a couple of slower 3.0 drives?

I want the option of plenty of fast storage, but ideally I'd like to give my graphics card in the top x16 slot a bit more room to breathe...

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Re: M.2 Xpander-Z Gen4 in x4 PCIe slot?
« Reply #1 on: 22-July-19, 03:28:33 »


According to the manual released by MSI, the PCIE_E7 provides x4 lanes.
Thus, you could try to install 1 pcs of x4 NVME in the condition but could not try couple of them.
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