Pelo_ said: Hello, i am writing to see how i could go about connecting a 970 evo (SSD) with my Z97 PC Mate(MS-7850) motherboard. 1. Do i need adaptors? 2.If so, will that decrease performance? Thanks for your help in advance That board has no m.2 port. At best, you could only use that 970 EVO as a secondary drive, not the boot drive. And for the vast majority of uses, you’ll see no performance difference. Don’t bother with that drive on that motherboard.