I have a Toshiba E55t-A and I want to add an SSD. It has an empty area on the motherboard (even labeled SSD) but I want to be certain what interface it uses. Anyone have an idea?!
M.2, formerly Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a new interface for internal expansion cards, especially SSDs. In addition to SATA, M.2 provides up to four PCI Express lanes, allowing for nearly 4 GB/s of bandwidth with PCIe 3.0.
The slot accepts type 2242 cards. The more common type 2280 cards, typically used in desktops, are longer and will not fit.
The tell-tale sign here is that the slot is marked