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I have a Z170A board that has 2 x M.2 spaces. I am using one which removes 2 of the 6 SATA ports. I am using the other 4 SATA ports. I need to add another M.2 or SSD, so which would the better choice be in terms of speed:

* SSD via USB 3.1
* SSD via PCIE
* M.2 via PCIE

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D.A.W. / Game Rig
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-6700k (stock) MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Aorus GTX 1080 TI Xtreme 11GB (stock) 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD 1TB Blue M.2 SSD WD 1TB Blue M.2 SSD Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB Seagate BarraCuda 4 TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LaCie Porsche Design 8TB  Alphacool 35266 NexXxoS ST30 Radiator 360 3 x Be quiet! Silent Wings 3  XSPC Copper RayStorm Pro CPU WaterBlock 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM 2x140mm front intake, 1x140mm rear exhaust Win 10 D.A.W. / Win 10 Game 40", 4K, iiyama - ProLite X4071UHSU-B1 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
24" BenQ 1920 x 1080 Corsair HX750i 750W Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Gunmetal ROCCAT Tyon 
Other
Roland A-88 & Novation Impulse 61 
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