11-21-2019 10:27 AM - edited 11-21-2019 10:30 AM
Lately I have been in the mood for upgrading some parts on my computer. Next to that, my Wi-Fi seems to be slacking, but while looking into my Networking card I couldn't help but note that it is using an M.2 slot. This could potentially solve one of my main problems I'm having: Storage.
So the main question I have is:
Can I put an M.2 SSD in this slot and if so, what SSD (1TB since theyre sorta getting cheap) would you recommend?
(Edit: Oh and next to that. Could I place a new Wireless networking card in the free PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0) slot and if so, which card would you recommend?)
11-21-2019 03:01 PM
The specs of your machine is
It only has
- Expansion Slots:
- 1 PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.0)
- 1 PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0)
- One M.2 socket 1, key A
You say there is a spare M.2 slot, which one ? The one in red above is occupied by the wifi adapter and it is NOT suitable for storage.
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11-22-2019 12:22 AM
Thank you for your quick reply, @Banhien
I didn't notice the M.2 Key there!
So, there are no such thing as A-Key SSD's, since the A-Key has an interface that doesn't support SATA.
B-Key and M-Key M.2 Sockets do support SATA and thus are compatible for storage / an SSD.
That just leaves me with my final question:
Can I put a new Network card in the final open PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.0) slot to replace my old one, since modern Network cards don't really use the M.2 A-Key as an interface?