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M.2 SSD compatibility issue

Kebogu,
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3 minutes ago, Kebogu, said:

(Excuse my ignorance)

 

So you mean that it doesn't matter and I can still use it?

If the M.2 slot is M-keyed, yes. To verify it has an M-key, orient the slot so the drive would be sticking out to the right. If the notch is on the top, it's M-keyed. If there are two notches or its on the bottom, it's not M-keyed.

Hello, I recently bought this laptop https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078RYYKVW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and its pretty good except that it has very little storage. I started to look for upgrade options and a friend sold me his Samsung 960 EVO Series - 250GB PCIe NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E250BW) 

 

After taking apart the laptop to upgrade it, i pulled out the old one and saw that it is different at the end. Thinking there might be a compatibility issue i learned that there are many types of m.2 ssd and the one i bought is nvme while the one that was on my laptop is sata. My guess is that the new one is useless to me and now i have to sell it, but I wanted to be sure so im asking if this is the case or if there is anything that can be done. 

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M.2 physical connector has multiple variants - B-key and M-key.

NVMe is a logical connection type, alternative being AHCI for example.

 

These two are un-related to each other.

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6 minutes ago, jj9987 said:

M.2 physical connector has multiple variants - B-key and M-key.

NVMe is a logical connection type, alternative being AHCI for example.

 

These two are un-related to each other.

(Excuse my ignorance)

 

So you mean that it doesn't matter and I can still use it?

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The M.2 connector for drives (M key) can and usually does support both PCIe and SATA devices. At this point your best bet is to simply plug in the NVME drive and see if it's detected by the BIOS. As other x360 laptops seem to be sold with NVME drives it seems likely that it does.

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3 minutes ago, Kebogu, said:

(Excuse my ignorance)

 

So you mean that it doesn't matter and I can still use it?

If the M.2 slot is M-keyed, yes. To verify it has an M-key, orient the slot so the drive would be sticking out to the right. If the notch is on the top, it's M-keyed. If there are two notches or its on the bottom, it's not M-keyed.

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2 minutes ago, Mira Yurizaki said:

If the M.2 slot is M-keyed, yes. To verify it has an M-key, orient the slot so the drive would be sticking out to the right. If the notch is on the top, it's M-keyed. If there are two notches or its on the bottom, it's not M-keyed.

let see, as far as i can tell, it matches "m-key" so things are looking good, thanks! 

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