- Apr 23, 2019
You go to install your SSD, and you find it’s easier to put the SSD in the Secondary M.2 socket. Usually, because it is easily more accessible than the Primary M.2 SSD socket which is typically sandwiched between the video card and CPU area of the motherboard. But you ask yourself, does it really matter?
Your Primary M.2 socket and your Secondary M.2 socket are not the same. They may both claim to have PCI-Express 4.0 x4 performance support, but the path to get there, and the lanes they connect to, come from different places. This potentially creates latency issues and potentially causes performance differences on high-performance SSDs. That is what today’s review is about, we are going to directly compare the performance of the Primary M.2 socket and Secondary M.2 socket in a typical AMD X570 chipset-based motherboard to find out once and for all if it...