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Can someone catch me up on SATA express?

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This is the first time I've had an Intel rig in 4 years so some of this stuff is still new to me so don't lay on the noob insults tongue.gif

I have an M.2 SSD installed and I have 2 SSDs and 3 HDDs. I can use 4 SATA ports on the motherboard. SATA port 1 and 2 are unusable. I also have 2 SATA express ports. Is there any way to hook anything up to the SATA express ports?

And what exactly is a SATA express port for? Do they make SATA to SATA express cables? And will they work? If not I'm going to toss one of the HDDs. I have 3 HDDs because 2 are backups and 1 is regular use. But I think I can go down to 1 backup.
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U can plug 2 regular sata 3.0 cables into each sata express port


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They are backwards compatable with regular sata... Essentially sata express is just two regular sata ports plus an extra little port. But if u connect a regular sata cable to either or the sata ports within the sata express port it will work at sata 3.0. Sata express is a dying technology and only a few ssd were created with sata express tech... They are basically just sata connectors


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ok thanks guys for the help.
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SATAExpress is basically PCI-E with SATA, the ports go from 10Gb/s to 16Gb/s depending on chipset. M.2 came out and made SATA Express a moot point because it's limited to 16Gb/s while M.2 is limited to 32Gb/s and it's smaller. SATA Express is pretty much never used as a connection standard, because there are almost no storage devices, most SATA express ports are used as normal SATA ports.

SATA Express has one good use, it basically provides PCI-E over cable/wire. For that reason all the major motherboard manufacturers have front panel USB 3.1 bays that use SATA Express to connect to the motherboard's PCI-E infrastructure. This is because USB 3.1 is hard to carry over internal cable, so the chip and all it's infrastructure needs to be moved into a front panel device, and requires 1 to 2 PCI-E lanes, and that is what SAT Express offers.
    
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