Published September 11, 2023
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It is recommended that drives be connected directly to the motherboard.
If you are connecting a drive through an adapter or enclosure (USB to SATA, USB to M.2, Thunderbolt™), keep in mind that the BIOS, motherboard, backplane, and tools may not recognize the drive correctly.
Third-party cables or adapters can and do work, but it is important to keep the following in mind:
Note: Solidigm™ (formerly Intel®) does not provide support for these cables or adapters. There could be a performance impact. For the best performance, connect directly to the motherboard.