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To everyone asking "why do this?":
This lets you delete the SATA controllers from the motherboards, reducing the complexity and cost of the boards, and freeing up both real estate and PCIe bandwidth for other uses.
Rust spinners aren't going anywhere anytime soon, so we might as well get everything onto the same standard. Even if that newer standard is overkill in this case.
All 4 Sata controllers take 0 pcie lanes and can support 4 hdd's. Using nvme to do the same thing you will use PCIe lanes.
So either way, you are loosing and not gaining anything.
If we started with pcie conections for HDDs instead of IDE/PATA/SATA, we would be looking at someone inventing SATA and aplauding them for it for we can finaly free up pcie lanes.