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What SSD can I use in my desktop, SATA or NVME?

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I purchased a M.2 SSD drive to upgrade my computer from the HDD before understanding SATA vs NVME.

I have a Menlo motherboard 843F 00 with a M.2 SSD socket. I already purchased a M.2 SATA drive. Is my socket SATA or NVME?

The product name is 3LB72AA#ABA. Will the Samsung 860 EVO SATA M.2 drive work? Besides cloning and changing boot selection, is there anything else I need to do. I am not a computer expert but I have upgraded PC's with success before.

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Hi, @BrianBag 

 

If you look at this discussion, it appears a NVMe M.2 SSD is also supported in the Menlo motherboard...

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/M-2-SSD-slot-configuration-AND-...

 

NVMe M.2 SSD's provide faster read/write speeds than SATA ones do.

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THANK YOU FOR QUICK REPLY.

I need to find/purchase a screw tomorrow and and then install. I hope that I can change BIOS without issue. If I would have known better, I would have bought a NVME but since I already have the SATA I will install.  I wish to clone HDD and boot from SSD going forward. If all goes well I will surely hit the thumbs up!

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I opened the case and after examining the socket, it is indeed the type for NVME (slot on the right). I need to purchase a NVME type M.2 instead of the SATA. 

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