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MustangTris
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How can I add a second m2 ssd to my motherboard?

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My motherboard: Edoras micro-ATX
The Obelisk computer came with an m2 ssd preinstalled onto the motherboard. Although, I'd love more storage that's just as fast as it. My motherboard only has one m2 slot, and it's being used already to run windows. I see a second hdd port to add storage, but what about a second m2 port?

At first I was thinking of buying an adapter that connects into the second hdd slot but allows you to connect your m2 ssd. I looked all over the internet and couldn't find such a thing. I also have a feeling the adapter would slow down the m2 making it just as good as an hdd.

I get it, I could always change the current m2 ssd for a better one, but im trying to keep both and put both in use.

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@old_geekster 

Yes, I do wish the OP had mentioned the exact model number.   As I see it, there are only 2 options.  Get the adapter I mentioned below, and

A) upgrade the existing NVMe to a Sumsung EVO 970 Pro (larger size of course), After the clone process, the old NMVe goes into the external adapter to store files.

B) add external NMVe , as stated below.

 

The Edoras MB, as shown here, has the following:

1) An m2. NVMe SSD slot

2) Two SATA600 HD data headers

3) One USB 3.1 "C" Gen 2 rear connection.   That is a 10Gbps (1250MB/sec data port).  With a USB C Gen 2  to NMVe adapter, you can even use the Crucial NVMe and get excellent throughput.  A Samsung EVO 970 Pro would bottle-neck externally.

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@MustangTris , welcome to the forum.

 

What is the Product Number of the computer? I need this information to review the specifications of it. Please don't furnish the Serial # or other personal information. You can find the Product Number at the bottom of the page when you open HP Support Assistant.






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@old_geekster 

Yes, I do wish the OP had mentioned the exact model number.   As I see it, there are only 2 options.  Get the adapter I mentioned below, and

A) upgrade the existing NVMe to a Sumsung EVO 970 Pro (larger size of course), After the clone process, the old NMVe goes into the external adapter to store files.

B) add external NMVe , as stated below.

 

The Edoras MB, as shown here, has the following:

1) An m2. NVMe SSD slot

2) Two SATA600 HD data headers

3) One USB 3.1 "C" Gen 2 rear connection.   That is a 10Gbps (1250MB/sec data port).  With a USB C Gen 2  to NMVe adapter, you can even use the Crucial NVMe and get excellent throughput.  A Samsung EVO 970 Pro would bottle-neck externally.

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Hey! Thanks for the fast response 🙂
Product ID: 4NM65AA#ABA

 

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Here's the product number, I didn't quite think of that at first lol
Product Number: 4NM65AA#ABA

Option A seems like a good compromise, I just have to try and find a good adapter now.

Thanks for your help 🙂

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@MustangTris,

In my desire to assist, I was only thinking of speed.  The final option is always to add a 2.5" SSD SATA drive (with 2.5 to 3.5 tray) and it would operate at up to SATA 600 speeds.

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