What Is the M.2 Expansion Slot, and How Can I Use It?
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This M.2 SSD controller card lets you install two M.2 SATA solid-state drives (SSD) into your PC through PCI Express. You can mount virtually any M.2 drive directly to the card, giving you a convenient and discreet way to improve your computer system performance. Plus, the card is a vital computer add-on if you need to recover data from an existing M.2 drive, or for expanding your overall.
M.2 SATA SSDs have a similar level of performance to mSATA cards, but M.2 PCIe cards notably faster. In addition, SATA SSDs have a maximum speed of 600 MB per second, while M.2 PCIe cards can hit 4 GB per second. PCIe support also allows M.2 cards to take advantage of the NVMe protocol.
I ordered an m.2 sata III ssd for this Acer desktop, planning to install in into the m2 slot but now I am not sure that slot is compatible with m.2 sata ssd. Maybe only with pcie Nvme? Or both? Can somebody confirm, please? I am not talking about adding a 2.5 sata ssd, but m.2 key B and M sata ssd like this one.
M.2, formerly known as the Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and associated connectors. M.2 replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express Mini Card physical card layout and connectors. Employing a more flexible physical specification, the M.2 allows different module widths and lengths, and, paired with the.
If you have the option of multiple M.2 slots where at least one supports PCIe, choose that slot for an SSD upgrade. PCIe, when combined with NVMe, will result in faster read and write times. PCIe, when combined with NVMe, will result in faster read and write times.
Pictured at the top of this article are four different M.2 cards. The one on the left is a combo Wi-Fi and Bluetooth card. The next one to the right is a Sandisk SSD that uses the SATA bus.