I am trying to install an M.2 SSD into a Z370-E Mobo but it turns out there are x2 M.2 sockets on board and I can't seem to figure out which is the best socket to connect the SSD to.
On the Asus Z370-E Mobo, the manual states:
The M.2_2 socket (PCIE 3.0 x 4 modes) shares SATA_56 ports when use M.2 PCIE mode device in X4 mode. Adjust BIOS settings to use sata devices.
If I am understanding the manual correctly connecting to M.2_1 socket will cost me SATA port 1 vs connecting to the M.2_2 socket and losing SATA ports 5&6, correct? Therefore I should connect my SSD to socket_1? I just need to confirm if this is correct or I am way wrong about it.
Additionally, are there are any BIOS settings to consider when the M.2 SSD is installed? I won't be loading an OS onto the M.2, its exclusively for holding games but as I am new to this form factor so I just thought I'd ask anyone that has more experience with it.