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HP Pavilion Desktop PC TP01-2000a (2Z6C9AV)
Microsoft Windows 11

I want to use  a NVMe M.2 SSD to PCIe X16 adapter in the X16PCIEXP slot with a 2T NVMe SSD.  Will this work?

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Your PC does not have a graphics card in the PCIe x16 slot?

 

If that is the case you certainly can use it.

Any x1, x4 or x16 card will be perfectly happy there.

 

If you can find an adapter that is PCIe x16 it will have more lanes to use for bandwidth than x1 and x4 slots provide.



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Yes.


It does work, but you are going to have to use a PCIe x1  Gen 3 card, not PCIe x16.

I state that based on your motherboard being either an Erica5 or Erica6.

The only PCIe x16 slot in your PC is already in use for the GPU.

I have been doing that for a few years.



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Thanks for your reply.

 

I don't understand why I can't use the PCIe x16 slot if I don't have a graphics card in it.  I understand it would perform better than the PCIe x1.

 

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Your PC does not have a graphics card in the PCIe x16 slot?

 

If that is the case you certainly can use it.

Any x1, x4 or x16 card will be perfectly happy there.

 

If you can find an adapter that is PCIe x16 it will have more lanes to use for bandwidth than x1 and x4 slots provide.



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