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msi z490 godlike m.2 xpander-z gen 4 s: not recognizing all hdd

Memmento Mori

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Hi Guys,

do you have any experience with the MSI z490 godlike m.2 xpander-z gen 4 s?


Having it in the first PCIE slot and it recognizes just 1 x M.2 disk.. both are initialized but just 1 is found... 


In the manual they saying that it should go to the second PCIE slot, but i have there my GPU and even if i would switch it to the first PCIE then the second one will be covered with the fans on the GPU....  And even i change the lines to the PCIE 8x8x  or keep it auto nothing...


Is there any "hack" how to get it running?  


Having now in total 3 M.2 hdd in the first and third slot... But its under the GPU and becomes a bit hot there - for this i wanted to move it to the expander as well...  


any advice will be appreciated..






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