Question about SSD Gen 3 Support on ASUS Board

Discussion in 'Technical Support' started by Nocturne13, Oct 21, 2021.

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    I am trying to put together a new PC based on a ROG STRIX Z590-E. I was planning on an 11th gen i7 CPU so I could get access to the first M.2 SSD slot and utilize the extra four PCIe lanes in the 11th gen CPU's have over the 10th gen. I know this is a Gen 4 M.2 slot which can only be accessed using the 11th gen CPU. But I am having to cut some corners to make this system happen. To save almost $200, can I install a PNY CS2130 4TB M.2 NVMe SSD which is a Gen 3 in that number 1 M.2? My instinct is that this should work, and that the M.2 slot will revert to Gen 3 speeds and work normally otherwise as long as I have the right CPU installed. I just can't find where anything or anyone has documented this. Thank you.
     
    Nocturne13, Oct 21, 2021
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