I guess I’m in the same boat as you, with the USB plugs then. As I’ll need to restart the host to unlock with this setup.
I guess I could return the Bottom m.2 drive still in amazon refund date. But dont really wanna do that as I like the boot speed for linux and windows haha.
Got any ideas?
M2_1 = Windows NVME
PCIE1 = GPU: Fire Pro (Linux Host)
PCIE3 = GPU: RX 580 (Windows Guest)
M2_2 = Linux NVME - Since M2_2 is used, PCIE5 is disabled as per mobo manual states.
So I’m either going to have to put the Linux M2 which is in slot M2_2 in an adapter card in PCIE2 x1, but if i do that. Its probably not bootable is it? (Not sure never done that before)
Prob better idea to return the 2nd M.2, get a normal SSD 2.5 I think. But then again i like the speeds, so I guess its either that or be stuck with the restart host issue.
Edit – Made my mind up.
Going to sell my M.2 to gain access back to my PCIE5 slot, for USB controller card.
Friend needed an upgrade on his Laptop M.2 so works out well, ill just buy a cheap 500gb Samsung/Crucial SSD 2.5 drive for linux or windows. Question is which one you think would benfit more from the speed. Windows in VM or Linux. Though I guess we cannot pass through Sata can we? @2bitmarksman?