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I'm short an M.2 screw (got 3rd M.2 SSD today, have 2 screws), ordering screw online not an option,

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Posted · Original PosterOP

as I will be doing some data transfer and OS reinstallation today.  What can I do to securely fasten the 3rd SSD?

 

 

 

The 2TB P34A80 and 256GB MX200 will be ending up in my laptop,

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While the 1TB 970 Evo will end up in the desktop.

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The Silicon Power is the new one, 970 Evo is currently in the laptop.

To do data transfer from the Samsung to the S.P., both will be going in the desktop, booted off a 2.5" 256GB Crucial M550.

Desktop board is an ASRock Z97 Extreme6, CPU is i7-4790K.  I sometimes run without the GPU (and actually have it out now.)

Once SU002TBP34A70M28AB has the data from MZ-V7E1T0, the latter will be reformatted and have a fresh install of Windows 10 in the desktop.  CT256M550SSD1, which is now dual-boot, will be reformatted and be a dedicated Linux SSD.

 

 

 

 

So... Either where can I get a proper M.2 screw (or 2+) TODAY, this afternoon, or what's another way I can attach the 3rd SSD?

 

Or, if I have no other choice, which one should run screwless?

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I was able to tape down the m.2 drive in my mom's computer with duct tape. Its held for 3 years, probably should get her a screw at some point though.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
8 minutes ago, Shimejii said:

Go do the hardware store and get the screw listed online o.o they should have it

How would they know - should I take the screw and show it to them?  Also where? Here in San Diego we have Home Depot, Lowe's, Dixieline, maybe Ace Hardware but not sure, also might Best Buy, or as empty as they may be, Fry's have something?  Micro Center is probably an hour and 40 minutes each way at about 80 mph, and in the time the round trip takes, I'd like to have the data transferred, AND the OS's reinstalled.

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I mean its a Screw, you can check online to see if they have the screw in stock. Just get the Hardware Spec for the screw if you have the manual for your case or just look it up. 

 

M2 x 3mm  is the usual m.2 screw size

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Hardware stores rarely have screws that are threaded and sized for computers.

 

At least Ive never seen it.


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500GB Samung 840EVO |  240GB Sandisk SSD Plus | 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM

 

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Linux Mint   ||||   Intel Core i3-4170   ||||   GeForce GTX 750 Ti   ||||   8GB DDR3-1333   ||||   Asus B85M-E   ||||   Antec Signature 650W

120GB SSD

 

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120GB SSD

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Shimejii said:

I mean its a Screw, you can check online to see if they have the screw in stock. Just get the Hardware Spec for the screw if you have the manual for your case or just look it up. 

 

M2 x 3mm  is the usual m.2 screw size

Ah, 3 or 3.5mm? Or does that not matter? Also what about thread pitch? Also I thought all M.2 SSD screws were standardized "get the Hardware Spec for the screw if you have the manual for your case"...

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Just now, PianoPlayer88Key said:

Ah, 3 or 3.5mm? Or does that not matter? Also what about thread pitch? Also I thought all M.2 SSD screws were standardized "get the Hardware Spec for the screw if you have the manual for your case"...

it does matter, for that it should have a m.2 screw list, otherwise your motherboard may have the specific one it wants but its usually the same. My  Phanteks Case came with a few extra so thats why i mentioned it, some cases do some dont.

 

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17 minutes ago, Shimejii said:

it does matter, for that it should have a m.2 screw list, otherwise your motherboard may have the specific one it wants but its usually the same. My  Phanteks Case came with a few extra so thats why i mentioned it, some cases do some dont.

 

Ah. Motherboard is an ASRock Z97 Extreme6 with 2 M.2 slots, laptop with other 2 slots is the Clevo P750DM-G.

 

IIRC the 2 screws I have came with the mobo, I pilfered them a while back to install the 2 SSDs in the laptop.

 

Also I was looking online at a few hardware stores, and getting one of those screws is looking very iffy at best.

 

 

I'm running out of time, I'm getting to the point where..... which one should I run without a screw? (I'm thinking one in the laptop as the cover is pretty close, but how easy is it for a non-screwed-in M.2 SSD to work itself loose?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Shimejii said:

i mean do you have electrical tape ? That could work for now too lol

Yeah, not sure how secure it is but maybe it's okay?

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