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Do I NEEEEED the M.2 screw?

Okay, so I have a ROG Strix x570-I mobo that has 2 M.2 slots, one of which is under a heatsink, the other on the back completely exposed. I already have a Corsair nvme as my boot drive installed under the heatsink, but bought a 970 Evo on a whim because it was a good deal. The problem is, I forgot that I don't have the second M.2 screw with me, and I don't want to drive 3 hours from my dorm to my house and 3 hours back just to get the second one. Can I steal the screw from the Corsair nvme and use the heatsink to hold down the drive so that I can install my 970 Evo? Does retention force even matter with nvme SSDs like it does with CPUs?

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i had the same issue i had to tape it down but get the scew when you can if it comes out while your p[c is booting you could look your OS the issue is if it comes out so its on you bro...

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basically you don't need a screw as long as it is perfectly slotted.

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It's just to make sure the drive isnt bent when installed. You dont have to use it

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