Questions tagged [m.2]

A form factor for solid state drives (SSD) without a shell like classic SSD's. Typically 22mm wide, and either 42mm, 60mm, or 80mm in length. Utilize either SATA or PCI Express BUS types.

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SATA M.2 drive on non NVMe enabled bios

Can you boot a SATA M.2 drive from old mainboard? The thing is, that I don't use this SATA M.2 anymore for my drive, and wanted to put it to my NAS box. But I know for sure, that my NAS box doesn't ...
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Can you use virtual memory like you can physical RAM if you have an NVMe drive? Are there limitations to this?

I have a program that needs LOTS of RAM to for a computation project I need to run for a weekend. Obviously I don't have supercomputer ram and my limits as a consumer is 32GB. Windows has memory ...
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Will an M.2 NVMe SSD take up PCIe lanes used by PCIe ports on my motherboard

As for my specific situation: I'm running an Asrock B450-HDV R4.0 with a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU and a Geforce 1080 GPU. As the board does not come with onboard WiFi, I intend to install a network card in ...
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Why when I undo deleting a folder the contents disappear?

Lately I have moved some of my documents (using a junction link mklink /j "link" "target") on a faster m.2 drive and I notice that when I delete a folder in there and I later undo it, then go inside ...
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Can I use PCIe SSD card in my motherboard?

My motherboard Name: GA-H61M-S2PV (rev. 2.2) Detail link: https://www.gigabyte.com/bd/Motherboard/GA-H61M-S2PV-rev-22/sp#sp Expansion Slots: 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (The PCI ...
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Diagnose failure of motherboard to recognize an M2 drive

I have a WS C422 Sage/10G motherboard which supports two M.2 slots. I got 2x Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drives to go into those slots. According to ...
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NVMe drive not detected after changing GPU

I have a custom built PC that has been working properly for a couple of years, the OS is installed in an NVMe M.2 that I remember was complicated to setup with Secure Boot back when I built it, but it ...
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X570 mainboard (ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4) has two M.2 slots. Where to install system SSD?

The ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 mainboard has two M.2 slots specifically for SSD. Which should I use for the system boot SSD? One is close to the PCIe slot for the graphics card. Is there any ...
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Upgrading wifi card killed m.2 e key slot

I tried upgrading my intel wireless-ac 7265 to a ax200ngw and only bluetooth worked. After swapping them back, still only bluetooth worked, when wifi was working before. The wifi half of the cards do ...
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Hardware shopping: Can all M Key Slot work with NVMe?

I have a NP500R5H-XD3BR (Expert X50) Notebook from Samsung. It's the 2015 model, with I7 5500. I didn't get this information from Samsung, however I know that it has a Key M slot for SSD M.2. My ...
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Clone M.2 NVME ssd to larger M.2 NVME ssd

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and I want to upgrade my SSD. I bought a Samsung 970 Evo plus. Now I want to clone my old SSD to my new without reinstaling and losing data. I bought M.2 NVME adaptor to ...
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Cloned M.2 SSD drive on a Dell E7270 to a new M.2 SSD drive but the new drive is not recognized by the BIOS

I have a Dell Latitude E7270 (Windows 10 Pro) with 256GB of M.2 SATA SSD and I replaced it with a compatible M.2 SSD (from Crucial). The only difference is capacity: I used Crucial's website to check ...
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How to resolve the issue when Windows 10 Pro OS, pre-installed in my BMAX B1 Mini PC, does not detect M.2 2280 M Key SSD in it?

My new BMAX B1 Mini PC, with pre-installed Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, has a M.2 2280 SSD with M Key Slot in it. Accordingly, I have purchased and inserted a 256GB Transcend M.2  2280  NVMe PCIe Gen3 ...
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EFI (Legacy) BIOS Doesn't Detect SATA-Based NVME M.2 SSD

So, I'm a terrible planner. I'm a high-level software engineer, so obviously I think hardware is just pure magic. So I go out and buy a Seagate Barracude 510 NVME SSD & a M.2 -> PCIe x4 adapter. ...
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Wanted: SATA SSD cable to m.2 slot

As a Christmas present, I received two Samsung Evo SSDs that plug into SATA ports. Due to them being Samsung, if I was to want to clone data from one drive to another, I must clone the data on my ...
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What's the purpose of the 1x2 header on m.2 SSDs?

On some m.2 SSDs, there is an unpopulated spot for a header at the screw end of the drive (as opposed to the edge connector end of the drive). What is the purpose and the pinout for this header? See ...
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How to a access nvme ssd with raid mode in bios settings?

I know the real answer is to set ahci in uefi settings, but in my case, the uefi is password protected (the problem is not removing the password but actually keeping it). I can also add that the ...
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How do SO-DIMM and M.2 sockets raise the modules?

When installing a SO-DIMM or M.2 module, you insert the modules sideways, push down and lock them. What's inside the socket, what pushes the modules up? Additionally, why isn't this installation ...
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Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero does not detect m.2 - how to debug

I am a bit lost here: I'm building a new PC from scratch, using a Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero with an m.2 SSD "Corsair Force Series MP600" (NVMe PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD). The SSD is plugged into M2_1 ...
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Non-storage device in M.2 M-Key port not working, how to debug?

I've got an 51nb X210 Thinkpad with an M-keyed M.2 slot. My ultimate goal is to add a Thunderbolt 3 port via the GC-Titan Ridge card, but for now I want to start with a USB-C port. To that end, I got ...
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SSD - Exceed manufacturer maximum capacity

My Laptop has an unused M.2 slot. I contacted the manufacturer of my laptop and they said it supports up to 512 GB of SATA type SSD (actually they said just 128 GB, 256 GB and 512 GB) for expansion of ...
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M/b ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS cannot detect M.2 2280

Motherboard ASUS PRIME B350-PLUS with Ryzen 1700 cannot detect M.2 2280 ADATA XPG SX6000 Pro (NVMe). OS (Windows 10) - the same. My steps were: I've removed any SATA cables from SATA5/SATA6 ports (as ...
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SSD support on HP-14Q-cs0009tu

The on-board m.2 ssd slot of my laptop (HP 14Q-cs0009tu) has one notch (thus seems to be PCIe/NVMe), image attached, but the SATA SSD link which I bought has two notch will it be compatible?
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Merge two physical drives into one logical and automatically move frequently used files

Hello Ive got a question regarding my drives, Ive just bought a M.2 drive (PCIe) and now I want to merge this quite fast drive with my hdd. My goal is to configure them like that so that the os can ...
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Understanding available connector interfaces on Elitebook 840G1

I have an HP Elitebook 840G1. I was able to find a datasheet here https://images10.newegg.com/UploadFilesForNewegg/itemintelligence/Hewlett-Packard/QS_EliteBook840G11445159419088.pdf I have a 2.5" ...
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Finding out specific disk/SSD/M.2 capacity and structure

I am trying to dd from one disk (SSD 1TiB) to a new M.2 of same size (allegedly 1TiB). The source SSD contains 3 partitions, UEFI, / OS (Ubuntu 18.04.x latest) and /home, hence I don't want to create ...
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Can Windows Server 2012 R2 be installed onto M.2 SSD drive?

I'm about to build a server machine based on XEON E-2246G placed most probably into ASUS WS C246 PRO and I want to have a M.2 SSD drive as primary for the OS Windows Server 2012 R2. The M.2 SSD disk (...
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How do I upgrade m.2 ssd to larger m.2 NVMe ssd with one slot (Laptop)

I just bought an m.2 ssd of greater volume and didnt realize i cannot have both of them plugged in. I struggled founding the answer on net. So the question is how do i migrate/clone, my current ssd to ...
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Will M.2 SATA SSD Work In A Motherboard M.2 PCIE 3.0 x4?

I need to understand whether or not an M.2 SATA SSD will work in a motherboard M.2 PCI-E 3.0 x4 connector? I recognize I won't get the speed on the SATA SSD that 4 lanes of PCI-E 3.0 can deliver - ...
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Windows 10 Slow Boot Time, require help to check Windows Performance Analyzer Logs

I recently migrated (cloned) Windows 10 from a SSD to a M.2 PCIe SSD. Everything works and runs fine, but I realized Windows requires ~85 to 115 Seconds to boot. I'm not sure if it takes so long only ...
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M.2 SSD is showing up in Windows but not in bios

So basically title. I've bought an M.2 SSD, plugged in, booted from main one and it is showing up in a disk manager. Then I used easy partition to clone my system to a new SSD, everything went fine. ...
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How to install M.2 SSD in GigaByte B360M Gaming HD motherboard (strange looking clip)?

I bought a GigaByte B360M Gaming HD motherboard. (link) It has a weird looking M.2 connector instead of the usual screw type. I need help in figuring out how to install the drive; Hopefully, a link ...
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M.2 SSD Partitioning

I understand that very M.2 SSD is made of a few NAND chips. They are seen discrete on them by naked eyes. Eg: a 256 SSD will have 4 Nos of 64GB NANDs. If I chose to partition the M.2 SSD to a 128 one ...
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Add FireWire support using M.2 to PCI Express x4

I want to add FireWire support to my computer (to capture some DV footage). The motherboard (Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro mITX) has the following PCI/M.2 interfaces (as according to the manual): ...
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Laptop M.2 connector confusion (Qualcomm Atheros M.2 connector)

I was wondering if my laptop could support a M.2 PCIe SSD. My laptop is an Acer Spin 3 315-51-757c specs on CNET. Unfortunately, Acer doesn't seem to provide a service manual, but rather only this ...
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Linux Debian-derived OS NVMe write speeds capped around 600 mb/s

Hello I have tried multiple Debian-derived Linux OS (Ubuntu and MX Linux) and all have resulted in the same thing. My Samsung 970 EVO+ M.2 write speeds are capped around 600~ , give or take 5%. I ...
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Disk shows wrong size after clone from 64GB SSD to a 1TB SSD

I'm trying to understand the permanently reduced capacity after disk clone. We cloned from a 64GB SSD to a Transcend M.2 1TB SSD (with SATA adapter) using an Addonics Disk Duplicator (I guess it does ...
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maxquant software on my HPDC does not seem to utilize the speed of my m.2 raid drives

I am using a software called MaxQuant v. 1.6.6 to analyze proteiomic data. The computer in question has the following specs: gigabyte x299 motherboard i9-7980 chip (18 core, 36 logical, 2.6 GHz, runs ...
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Best M.2 SSD format settings for shared Linux/Windows drive

I have a 1TB M.2 SSD in my PC that I want to format to use as my Linux drive for a dual-boot Linux setup. When I go to format the disk, I can allocate in units of 512, 1024, 2048, 4096 and so on ...
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Install M.2 SSD on laptop when there is no slot for it

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 3567 which, like the official website says, doesn't have an M.2 slot, and the only solution is to replace my already installed HDD with a SATA SSD, which I don't wanna do. ...
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Is it possible to put a new SSD into my work laptop and then put the old SSD back in when I need to return it to work?

My personal laptop is, in a word is f**ked. I was planning on using my work laptop until I can get a new one, it's an HP Elitebook 830 G5. However the work laptop has limited functionality due to ...
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Running CrystalDiskMark Causes BSOD in Windows 10

I installed a 1 TB Samsung 860 EVO m.2 SSD into my laptop today. I formatted the drive using the Windows Disk Manager tool. The laptop is installed with Windows 10 on a 2.5 inch HDD drive. I then ...
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Why are all my PCIe M.2 SSD's running slow?

I recently bought a Lenovo Y7000 which came with a main 256 GB PCIe solid state drive, and an external 1 TB SATA hard drive. I bought a Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD on amazon, and installed ...
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Clarification regarding SATA vs NVMe on M.2 SSD drives

I have a question regarding SATA and NVMe SSD drives, on M.2 interface. Giving that they have the same hardware connector (that is, M.2), are they compatible from functional point if view? I mean, ...
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Intel NUC not working with ADATA SU800 M.2 disk

I recently got INTEL NUC Barebone (BOXNUC8I3BEH2) and installed Windows 10 Pro on Intel 2.5in 80GB SSD drive. All working perfectly. Then I tried to add ADATA SU800 128 GB M.2 SATA disk. The M.2 slot ...
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2 RAID Arrays on Z390 chipset (M.2x4 and SATA)

I need to know if this is possible. To have two RAID arrays on a z390 platform. The first being a boot drive composed of two M.2x4 pcie SSDs in RAID 1 and the other being composed of two SATA III SSDs ...
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Add-on cards disabled M.2 SSD slot of Asus Prime B350M-A motherboard

Need help from experienced rig builders. I am using KingSpec 512Gb NVMe SSD on M.2 onboard slot, it ran fine for one month. Yesterday I tried to plug another SSD of the same model through expansion ...
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M.2 Drives not appearing after reset of Windows 10 machine

I recently, mistakenly uninstalled a driver which forced me to completely reset my machine. I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 running Windows 10. I have a standard internal hard drive as the C: drive....
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M.2 SATA SSD not found by ASrock B450m pro

For the life of me I can't get my motherboard to recognize that there is a SATA stick in the M.2 slot of my ASRock B450m Pro4. This is an entirely fresh build, I'm unsure if there are special steps ...
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Browsing C (m.2 drive) drive and i hear my backup drive of 4tb spinning and c: looks slow

My computer is new, most of the parts are from 2018 including new motherboard, new everything and the oldest part is a gtx 980ti. it uses a 500gb M.2 drive that has more than 60% free. d: is a 240gb ...