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Good evening everyone,

I plan on upgrading the storage in my rig, I want to purchase two M.2 SSDs and utilize the sockets on my Asrock X370 Taichi. The ones I plan on purchasing are in the sig, but just for the record I'm looking at:

Samsung 960 EVO M.2 500GB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 for game storage

Samsung 960 EVO M.2 1TB NVMe PCI-Express 3.0 x4 to use for recording and short term storage before I move the files over to a larger HDD

Are the two drives I'm looking at the proper ones I should get? The Asrock X370 Taichi states that while it has dual m.2 connectors, only one is an "Ultra" m.2 that supports SATA3 as well as PCIe Gen3 x4. The second one doesn't appear to be NVMe compatible, but still does support PCIe Gen2 X4.

Will the 1TB SSD still function in the lower slot? Part of the reason why I want to do it this way is so that I could swap the two if I wanted to, and use the 1TB for storage whilst using the 500GB for temporary storage, if I found 1TB to be excessive for my video files.

Or, if anyone has any suggestions on m.2 drives for this board, I'm all ears. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Newegg's blurb on the Taichi's m.2 storage is as follows:

1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports type 2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32Gb/s)
1 x M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen2 x4 (20Gb/s)
If M2_2 is occupied, PCIE5 slot will be disabled
Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Supports ASRock U.2 Kit
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.8 1.35v Asrock X370 Taichi EVGA GTX1080Ti SC Black 16GB G.Skill DDR4-3200 CL 14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
OS: 240GB Kingston SSD Backup: 480GB PNY SSD Games: 500GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD Scratch: 1TB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD 
CoolingOSPowerCase
Cryorig H5 Universal Windows 10 Home 64-bit Seasonic 750W 80+ Gold Phanteks Eclipse P400-TG 
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