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Sir Launcelot

What m.2 is this?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am thinking of upgrading the boot drive by buying m.2 ssd. But the website of acer does not show the upgradeability of my device. (Acer Aspire E15. E5-576G-59AB)

 

I am asking if this is a NVME M.2 port or SATA M.2 port.

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yup m.2 slot,i got a kaby laptop recently and all new latops come with them,although the slot in the picture is poorly designed the control chip on the left side bottom will touch something and sort things out. Thats acer for you.

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I'm pretty sure both are compatible but I don't see why you want an NVMe drive on a budget laptop.


Main Gaming and Streaming PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Vinsinity/saved/TjwVnQ

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XPS 13 9350:

i5-6200U

8GB RAM

Samsung PM951 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive

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32GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance Performance

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive (Boot Drive)

Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 Solid State Drive (Video Drive)

Crucial MX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Secondary SDD Storage)

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, VinsinityKT said:

I'm pretty sure both are compatible but I don't see why you want an NVMe drive on a budget laptop.

parent's gift to me. 5200 rpm hard drive is not good for cad and light photo and video editing. especially when background processes  kicks in.

 

so what do you think? shall I save my wallet for a SATA one?

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5 minutes ago, Sir Launcelot said:

parent's gift to me. 5200 rpm hard drive is not good for cad and light photo and video editing. especially when background processes  kicks in.

 

so what do you think? shall I save my wallet for a SATA one?

I usually recommend NVMe if you can afford it for things like video editing and stuff. If it was me, I wouldn't put it in this laptop just because of it's specs aren't that amazing like a i5-8250U and a MX150. If you don't have at least 8GB of ram in there, I would upgrade to that at least and go for a sata M.2 ssd.


Main Gaming and Streaming PC: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Vinsinity/saved/TjwVnQ

Ultrabook and College Laptop:

Spoiler

XPS 13 9350:

i5-6200U

8GB RAM

Samsung PM951 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive

Workstation Laptop:

Spoiler

Sager NP8672 (P670SG):

i7-4720HQ

32GB (4 x 8GB) CORSAIR Vengeance Performance

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2 Solid State Drive (Boot Drive)

Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2 Solid State Drive (Video Drive)

Crucial MX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (Secondary SDD Storage)

Western Digital (Blue or Black) 1TB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Storage Drive)

GeForce GTX 980M 4G

 

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You may be able to poke around in the Bios and figure out what protocol the M.2 socket uses. Only risk here is buying an incompatible drive, whether its NVME or Sata, it's going to be a major major upgrade over a 5200rpm HDD. I also second the RAM recommendation, atleast 8gb and preferably 16gb. Ram for laptops can be tricky(finding correct form factor etc) but definitely a worthwhile upgrade if you have less than 8gb.

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