How to force m.2 slot to use PCI-E instead of sata.

mantide

Trash Compacter
Original poster
Sep 17, 2016
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So I am trying to connect a GPU using m.2 slot. The m.2 slot takes both sata & nvme protocols and it cannot detect my GPU.

The platform is Deskmini 310 with I5 8500.

I managed to successfully connect using the m.2 for wifi card but the bandwith is 1x.
I also managed to successfully connect using Deskmini 110(its m.2 slot only takes NVME protocol).

However according to this link it seems to be working. https://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=513&t=5771191

Thank you for any advice.
 

ermac318

King of Cable Management
Mar 10, 2019
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So I am trying to connect a GPU using m.2 slot. The m.2 slot takes both sata & nvme protocols and it cannot detect my GPU.

The platform is Deskmini 310 with I5 8500.

I managed to successfully connect using the m.2 for wifi card but the bandwith is 1x.
I also managed to successfully connect using Deskmini 110(its m.2 slot only takes NVME protocol).

However according to this link it seems to be working. https://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=513&t=5771191

Thank you for any advice.
If it's not detecting your GPU then there's some other problem. You don't force the slot to one thing or another, how the M.2 card (or M.2 to PCIe Riser in your case) is configured determines what signaling it uses. The cards are keyed differently (SATA vs. PCIe 4x) and so there's no "configuration" needed.