Is that possible straight SATA cable is for ASATA3 slots and angled SATA cable is for SATA3 slots? I've ever bend a straight SATA cable into almost 90 degree and found it not working , but I pretty sure it is not gonna break it just because i tried to bend it
2 SATA cables comes with box of B450 AORUS M
- Initially, I connect (2.5" SSD) into ASATA3 slot and run the PC fine for few days (with straight cable)
- Few days later, I install M.2 (PCIe) and PC no longer detect (2.5" SSD) unbootable
- Confused and upset me, tried (angled SATA cable) not work as well (thought might pressing SSD too hard while fitting it on case) but the actual reason here is ASATA3 slot conflict lane with M.2 lanes, meaning, I have total of 6 SATA slots on motherboard, however, once M.2 SSD is installed, 2 or 3 SATA slots (aka. ASATA3) will completely down and undetectable until M.2 is removed.
- Connect (2.5 SSD) to SATA slots, and it works well again (with angled cable)
- Shut down PC and reuse the straight cable (try bending it while repluging it) , unbootable again.
So the point is
straight SATA cable might for ASATA3 slots only
my straight cable has broken (but no point for that because cable was always made bending here and there while in box
If I really want to prove it I have to remove the M.2 and reconnect to ASATA slot with straight cable (remove M.2 means remove GPU as well in order to do that), so better anyone just answer my first line of question would be good :)