Apparently according to the spec of the motherboard there is one PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot which runs at a fixed x4 speed independently. If you install the SSD on that slot it wouldn't interfere with the other three:
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4, gray)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x4 mode, gray) <-- [ Install SSD to this wouldn't interfere the other 3 slots mentioned above ]
Is P3608 compatible with Xeon E5-2667 v2 processors ?
The ssd is x8, this means that writing and and reading speed will decrease? Which ssd's behavior in this case?
The Intel® SSD DC P3608 does not need a specific type of CPU, however, it does have requirements for the BIOS and other system components.
- PCI Express (PCIe*) Gen 3.0 x8 or x16 slot.
- Supported Operating System.
- A platform that support UEFI* 2.3.1 BIOS.
This drive is designed to work with a PCIe* 3.0 x8 interface. If the drive does not get this connection, it may negociate a lower speed, but this is not recommended and the SSD will not work according to the specifications. If your system will not be able to use PCIe* 3.0 x8, then we would advise you to chose an Intel SSD according to the capabilities of your system.
The form factor of the Intel® SSD DC P3608 is Add-in-card, Half-Height, Half-length, Low Profile; it will not work with U.2 cables like the Intel® SSD 750 Series.