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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi, I was wondering if I can use a m.2 ssd made for laptops on a Asus Prime A320M-K Motherboard? I Will update info about the motherboard and ssd tomorrow.

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1 minute ago, MineBloxCoderYT said:

Hi, I was wondering if I can use a m.2 ssd made for laptops on a Asus Prime A320M-K Motherboard? I Will update info about the motherboard and ssd tomorrow.

As long as it fits in the slot you should have no issues, I would just reformat the drive before using it. 


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16 minutes ago, MineBloxCoderYT said:

Hi, I was wondering if I can use a m.2 ssd made for laptops on a Asus Prime A320M-K Motherboard? I Will update info about the motherboard and ssd tomorrow.

From what I have seen M.2 drives are made in stanard sizes. You just have to verify what sizes your motherboard supports. 

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1 hour ago, BecauseICanTBH said:

If it physically fits the slot and mount bracket then there shouldn't be a problem.

There is a problem. One Problem. Very Bad Problem. Ahem.

It Doesnt Register in the bios!

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7 hours ago, MineBloxCoderYT said:

It says NVMe and my motherboard is compatible with something like NGFF Or something. Yes sata

SATA is not NVMe.  While many mobo's today can work with SATA, PCIe AHCI, or NVMe, not all can.  So some will fail to see a M2 drive plugged in if it uses the wrong protocol.

 


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SATA drives have two slots in the connector, while NVMe drives have only one.


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21 hours ago, MineBloxCoderYT said:

Hi, I was wondering if I can use a m.2 ssd made for laptops on a Asus Prime A320M-K Motherboard? I Will update info about the motherboard and ssd tomorrow.

You can use any m2 (aka NGFF) card designed for a laptop in a desktop except WiFi cards that require a CNVi chipset support.

 

Some laptops may only support mSATA/PCIe x1 (x2), while high performance laptops accept PCIe x4 and can take x1, but I've yet to see an x1 drive. Most desktops with M2 drives support PCIe x4. SSD's will almost always be M key, and motherboards will almost always be M key as well. 

 

 

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just to check: are you using an athlon CPU?

 

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3rd/2nd/1st Gen AMD Ryzen™/ 2nd and 1st Gen AMD Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics : 
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1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA mode)

 

EDIT: i see you've went ahead with the athlon in your other thread. you're out of the NVMe option, i'm afraid

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The storage interface is the slowest place for data.  Anytime you can increase the speed of storage, you really provide a massive boost to the responsiveness of a system.

 

Think of storage as tires.

 

Doesn't matter if you have 2000hp if you can't put it to use. 


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5 minutes ago, Thirdgen89GTA said:

The storage interface is the slowest place for data.  Anytime you can increase the speed of storage, you really provide a massive boost to the responsiveness of a system.

 

Think of storage as tires.

 

Doesn't matter if you have 2000hp if you can't put it to use. 

yes, but that's not the scope of this thread. OP's just looking to reuse an existing stick

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I think I see the problem. I got this from a family member who helped me build my PC. He got a new 1 Terabyte M.2 and gave me his blank 512 GB M.2, Its an arm m.2 so I think that's the problem

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This is an NVMe m.2 drive, but your motherboard only supports SATA m.2 drives when an Athlon CPU is used. So you can't use it with the CPU you chose.


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On 3/2/2020 at 3:00 AM, MineBloxCoderYT said:

Its an arm m.2 so I think that's the problem

samsung does not make SSDs with ARM controllers. that's an NVMe stick with a samsung NVMe controller. your fam most likely handed you a SATA M.2 SSD, so that's immediately compatible with your getup

 

keep in mind M.2 is a form factor, not an electrical communication standard like SATA and NVMe

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technically correct, but technically correct
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Does look like he means NVMe when his particular configuration only supports SATA.

 

Samsung's consumer drives do all use ARM microcontrollers but that has nothing to do with NVMe vs. SATA or any compatibility issue for that matter. The 860 EVO (SATA) and 970 EVO (NVMe) both use ARM technology for example...

 

His picture looks to show a 960 series NVMe drive which has the Polaris controller (penta-core ARM Cortex-R5).

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1 hour ago, MineBloxCoderYT said:

 

Actually its this one. two big black chips at the end. one small chip above those. Another big chip.

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LMJwrH/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mzhpu512hcgl00000

That's an OEM drive and predates even the 950 series; the 950 series had a tri-core ARM Cortex-R4 design called the UBX while the XP941 uses the older but similar UAX. Planar MLC, obviously. Irrelevant still as people pointed out a NVMe drive won't work with that CPU and board combination.

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