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    Posted: 21 Aug 2015 at 5:18am
I currently have an NVIDIA 970 installed on PCIE2 and an IBM 750 drive installed on PCIE4.  I believe the NVIDIA board uses 8 lanes and the IBM drive 4 lanes.  Can I add a SAMSUNG NVME m.2 drive as well.  The IBM NVME drive is my boot disk.
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BTW, my MB is ASRock Z97 Extreme6 with I7-4790 processor, 32 GB ram and running Windows 10.
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Yes, in theory you should be able to add another drive. Your GPU is meant to run at x16 however it will run fine at x8 (no notable performance loss) and the 2 drives will operate at x4 and x4 giving you a total of 16 lanes used. 

I cannot speak for compatibility with the OS or any potential conflicts but I highly doubt that would be the case. You should be able to add the SM951 without issue. 
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Originally posted by gschwemer gschwemer wrote:

I currently have an NVIDIA 970 installed on PCIE2 and an IBM 750 drive installed on PCIE4.  I believe the NVIDIA board uses 8 lanes and the IBM drive 4 lanes.  Can I add a SAMSUNG NVME m.2 drive as well.  The IBM NVME drive is my boot disk.


IBM 750?
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The IBM 750 is the new PCI-E drive (see http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-750-400-Gb-Internal-Solid-State-Drive-Pci-Express-3-0-X4-2-15-Gbps-/331601689668?hash=item4d35003c44)
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