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?!

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  • 1TB (5400 RPM) Serial ATA hard disk drive with 32GB (system use only) solid state disk cache – Logman Jan 20 '15 at 2:42
  • Look like a soldered solution, but it's odd, I don't see enough connections for that to even be true – Ramhound Jan 20 '15 at 2:42
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    This is M.2. Notice that it says JNGFF—NGFF is the former name for M.2. – bwDraco Jan 20 '15 at 2:43

This is an M.2 slot.

  • 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 JNGFF.

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