Forum discussion tagged with M.2.
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    Solved! MSI gl73 8rd replace parts

    Purchased a laptop at a pawn store that seems to be missing m.2 & a 8g ram stick. Upon searching parts I was cautioned not to get 32g ram because some laptops dont work well with it and not to try to boot from an m.2 because some laptops have issues with booting from m.2, but instead buy a 500g...
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    Solved! Does my laptop support m.2 nvme ssd?

    I have a asus vivobook x510uf and planning to add a Adata XPG SX6000 lite 128gb m.2 nvme ssd. I have no idea if my laptop supports nvme or just m.2
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    Replacing Samsung MZVPV512HDGL internal SSD..

    Hi, I'm looking to replace my current internal SSD (Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL M.2 PCIE x 4) laptop Model Asus UX501VW with either Samsung PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ M.2 PCIe 3 x4 or Samsung 970 Pro MZ-V7P512 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4. The problem, I am skeptical and would like to know if my laptop will...
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    Need help to choose between M.2 or SATA 3 SSD

    I have a dell inspiron 5567 with 1TB mechanical hdd. I am planning to install an ssd of 128GB and set it as boot drive. Now as this laptop do not have M.2 slot, i have an option of using a M.2 caddy to install M.2 SSD in either optical drive slot or internal hdd area. I need suggestions to...
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    Asus ROG G751JT M.2 ACHI or NVMe PCIe SSD options?

    As I read the posts concerning the available M.2 ACHI SSD options as bootdrive for the ROG G751JT it seems that the only two options I have would be the Samsung SM951 or the older XP941, which are pretty expensive for a 500+ Gb. Are there any other options / brand / models that will work on the...
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    Lenovo Y700-15ISK Phantom Disks when connecting SSD to M.2 slot.

    *Update 02/22/2018* I found a site that i was able to download 3 version of drivers that should work with my SSD, but I am unable to install the drivers, for now, this is the site: win-raid drivers. *update* 02/20/2018 - Specification of the boot timings: Windows is installed on the the WD...
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    Upgrading HP Envy x360 (AMD) Hard Drive to NVMe M.2 SSD

    Hi guys. I recently damaged my Dell laoptop so I bought a new HP Envy x360 with AMD Ryzen 5 processor. The HP came with a standard HD but I want to upgrade the HD by replacing it with my old M.2 SSD drive from my Dell laptop. I disassembled the HP and added the M.2 drive in the provided slot...
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    Intel Optane on Lenovo Yoga 520

    Hello I just bought Lenovo Yoga 520 (Intel Core i5 8th Gen). And now, i'm planning to buy Intel Optane Memory 16/32GB. Is Intel Optane Memory 16/32GB Compatible with my laptop (Lenovo Yoga 520)? Spec: Processor: Intel Core i5 8th-Gen Memory RAM: 4GB DDR4 Storage (SATA): WD 1TB Storage (M.2...
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    M.2 wifi card installed in Half Mini PCIE slot (Atheros AR956x): Toshiba Satellite Laptop

    Hi, I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite L50-B and it came preinstalled with a Qualcomm Atheros Wifi Card. On the device manager in Windows it shows Atheros AR956x Wireless Network Adapter with Vendor ID: 168C and Device ID: 0036. I have installed Hackintosh (MacOS Sierra) on my laptop and wanted...
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    MSI GT72VR 7RD-462 question about M2 and NVMe compatibility

    Is the socket M2 of this laptop capable of using an M2 like Kingston KC1000 NVMe PCIe SSD M.2? I mean use it even if not reach the max speed
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    Wondering if my future rig will be good enough for VR.

    Hello all! I am fairly tech savvy, and am working on my first PC build. I was curious if my future rig could handle an HTC Vive, and have an enjoyable experience. Here's my list: Case: Corsair Carbide Air 240 MoBo: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII GENE CPU: Intel i7 6700K Heatsink/Cooler: Cooler Master...
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    M.2 drive upgrade for Alienware 17 R3

    Ok sometime ago I got an Alienware 17 R3 laptop as a gift it came with 128gb m.2 drive = PM871 which is funny slow. I then purchased 850 evo 512GB m.2 because of financial reasons, and now I am ready to move to a proper fast SSD. From what I understand If I order the same laptop from dell with...
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    Custom Laptop Storage Advice

    I am purchasing a custom laptop very soon. And I have been eyeing the Lafite II from PCSpecialist UK for a long time now. I have a budget of £550-£650. Needs to be small, portable but with reasonable performance. So this is the spec: CPU and Memory is pretty much staying as it is. As title...
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    Laptop does not recognize m.2 SSD. May the sockets be wrong? Or something else?

    Hello everybody. Please help me, as I don't know what's going wrong. ___________________________________________________________________________ I purchased a SSD m.2, as i know it's (b+m type m.2 ) I plugged in my m.2 slot int the laptop, however I first time deal with m.2 As I tought b+m...
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    M.2 SSD compatibility

    Hello guys, I want to know which M.2 ssd types are compatible with the MSI GP72 Leopard pro 002 laptop .. The M.2 ssd types include M.2280, M.2242 and M.2262 I assume. I want to get the samsung 850 evo M.2 SSD (M.228- 500gb), but i don't know if the laptop mentioned above supports it. Does...