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PCIe 2.0 x4 SSD card in a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot, will this work?

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I'm wondering if this card will work in a PCIe 3.0 x16 slot? Based on what I've found on google PCIe 3.0 is backwards compatible, but the connector for the SSD card is smaller than the the slot for PCIe 3.0 x16.

I'm building a new computer and want to make sure the motherboard will have the right slots for my hardware.

Thanks for any help.
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yes. I currently have a PCI-E x1 sound card in a full length x16 slot.
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Yes, PCIe is backwards, forward, downward, and upward compatible.

You can even get a x16 PCIe card to work in a x1 slot. thumb.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

You can even get a x16 PCIe card to work in a x1 slot. thumb.gif
only if the end of the x1 is open thumb.gif


I think linustechtips has a video somewhere
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Buska103 View Post

only if the end of the x1 is open thumb.gif

I think linustechtips has a video somewhere

Just cut it open. thumb.gif

See my sig for a link.

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