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Question Optane and M2 to SATA

This is definitely farfetched, but has anyone tried connecting any of the Optane Cache (16/32GB) or 800p (58/118GB) drives to a "M2 to Sata" rerouting board, and then try to connect this to a regular SATA controller?

Reason I even bothered asking about this is because the M2 spec for B and M keyed M2 drives do have (optional) lanes for SATA that can be utilized (versus the 2/4 PCI-e lanes which are expected to be used by nearly all NVMe drives for NVMe itself.) Some drives implement this allowing the controller to either communicate via SATA, or regular NVMe over PCI-e (but not all.)

Since Intel developed their own controllers for these things, I'm fairly certain these are NVMe only, but I'm curious if anyone has tried connecting one of these to a SATA interface to see what happens if anything.

Yes, SATA is an enormous bottleneck for latency, number of commands, and bandwidth, just want to see if anyone tried it before.

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