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Hi all.

I've recently got an Intel 750 SSD drives, it's pretty new SSD drive with U.2 interface.
Now I'm looking on how do I connect to my system?

I have M.2 on my board, but there's a drive already.
I can install PCI-E card and plug it to it.
Theoretically I can use PCI adapter with U.2 (8043). My existing LSI card will not accept NVME.

Any other ideas?
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If you're using your only M.2 and you don't have SATA-express, a PCI-E to U.2 card is likely the only practical option.
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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post

If you're using your only M.2 and you don't have SATA-express, a PCI-E to U.2 card is likely the only practical option.

Well I see one idea: Using one of the latest LSI HBA cards. LSI 9400 should work, if I understand it right.
How does SATA Express help with connection? I might replace my motherboard with a one that have Sata express. Not that there's a big choice of dual-cpu boards, but anyways.

ps. Looks like it's easier to sell it, rather then use in my system
Edited by kovyrshin - 4/12/17 at 2:54pm
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SATA express can provide two PCI-E lanes to a U.2 drive, via a cable like this: https://www.amazon.com/Goliton-SFF-8639-Express-18pin-SFF-8482/dp/B018I2KALU/

If the platform supports NVMe a simple 15-20 dollar passive PCI-E to sff-8643 or SFF-8639 card should work fine. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Ableconn-PEXU2-131-SFF-8643-connector-PCIe-NVMe/dp/B01LY9HRDB/ or this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/322280435513

If your board does not support NVMe, then yes, things could be difficult.
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