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Will a NVME SSD work with my M.2 slot?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I was just about to purchase an nvme ssd and was making some last moment preparations when I came across a video stating that not all NVME's will work with the M.2 slot and now I'm confused. So if I have this MB specifications for storage:

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and would like to put in Transcend MTE220s NVME (M-key), will I have any issues with it?

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Yes, as it supports PCIe for the M.2 Slot it's NVME ready.


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There are 4 common types of nvme slot.  M key, B key B&M key and E key.  M key is nvme only, B key is SATA only, B&M can be either but often runs at sata speed, and E key is generally single lane and is for network cards.  It often sticks straight up. 
 

M key is what you got. It’s the fast one.  You could put a b&m card in it but it may be slow.  It won’t take B or E key


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