Mainboard Gigabyte MZ72-HBO and SSD U.3

Horicchio

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Hi,

Due to lack of availability I can only find one SSD for my workstation but in U.3.

I have a Gigabyte MZ72-HBO motherboard, could I use this type of SSD with a simple Slim-SAS to OCuLink cable (SFF8639)? Instead of a U.2 drive?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Michel
 

i386

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According to the specifications u.3 ssds should be backward compatible with u.2 cables & backplanes (but u.2 ssds not with u.3 cables or backplanes!)
 

Horicchio

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Thank you for your feedback. I'm coming to the same conclusion but at over $2000 for an SSD, I'd like to be 100% sure of the compatibility.