m.2

Forum discussion tagged with m.2.
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    Question M.2 SSD compatibility with Asrock Board

    Hi, I just have a general/stupid question on which I hope someone may be able to help me. I have a pretty old PC currently and wish to upgrade the SSD. I plan to move everything from my single SSD (250gb) to a newer one (1TB). All of my data (OS and files) are on this single SSD. I recently...
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    Question M.2 SSD disconnects from PC randomly and Is no longer recognized ?

    Hello, I've been having a lot of weird issues with my Samsung EVO 970 500GB M.2 SSD lately. The drive functioned normally without any problems until I tried to run any games installed on it. The game would run fine for about 45 minutes to an hour and then just abruptly crash. After this, the...
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    Question Help me understand this. M.2 PCI Express 3.0 speed on PCI express 2.0 compatible CPU.

    So. A friend of mine just bought a PCI express 3 M.2 SSD to use in his old computer, he bought it with one of those PCI express extension cards where you can add the M.2. After he bought it and installed it, he suddenly became worried that maybe that old computer couldn't fully utilize the...
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    Question What's the ideal locations for my M.2 drives (above or under GPU) ?

    Hi there. I recently got a 500GB 970evo plus as my Linux drive, and today I just bought a 1TB WD Black for my win10 drive. Now here's the problem, my 2nd M.2 slot is directly under the PCIe slot where my thicc graphics card lies. my card completely covers the 2nd slot. so the card will have to...
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    Question Why has my m.2 drive stopped showing in windows?

    My m.2 drive that I installed a month ago has stopped showing anywhere in windows. It has been working great until now. It shows up in my BIOS. I have remounted and swapped slots in the motherboard with no luck. Not sure what to try now. There are some files on there that I would like to recover...
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    [SOLVED] Which hard disk drive would you recommend for OS in a new rig?

    These are the SSDs I was considering, WD and samsung cheap 1tb HDDs. I do not know much about differences in M.2 and normal SATA, etc... So I could use some help. The idea is using it for the Operative System so It should be fast but reliable, I usually also store some games on main hdd. WD...
  7. Renjuko

    Question M.2 slows down

    Hello , I don't know if this has been asked but . I got a new m.2 drive(Hikvision e2000 256gb) and it works fine when it's plugged in by itself but when I add my HDD it slows the m.2 down it basically freezes. The MB is a ASRock B450 steel legend , Ryzen 3 3200g. Could it be incompatible ?
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    Question One M.2 Drive Disconnects on High Load

    Hello, I have a STRANGE issue, im on MSI x570 Creation board with latest bios update. the mobo has two m.2 slots, both have Identical SSD's installed Corsair MP510 2tb. When I do high load write operation on each SSD Separately [one works, second idles] they work fine. BUT when I do the same...
  9. alexw12345

    Question NVMe M.2 in Z370 Gaming Plus Motherboard

    A friend of mine gifted me a 1TB Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD. My current desktop has a Z370 GAMING PLUS motherboard. I don't believe my motherboard has the right slot for M.2. What would be the best way to get the SSD to work with my desktop? I know enough about computers to be...
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    Question Not booting after installing M.2 NVMe

    I have ASRock X399 Taichi with two M.2 NVMe (Intel 660P 2TB). One is used for the OS (Ubuntu) and the other is for the storage. I installed another NVMe (Seagate FireCuda 510 2TB), but the system does not boot (the boot drive is still one of the Intel 660P drives). When I remove the third NVMe...
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    Question NVME M.2 drive too hot; suggestions?

    I have a pre-built MSI desktop that I recently purchased from CDW. It originally came with a SATA SSD as the primary drive, but I've replaced it with a Samsung 970 PLUS NVME drive in the M.2 slot. It works nicely, but according to the Samsung Magician app (and also HWMON) the temps on the M.2...
  12. obsidianearth

    Question SSD SPACE CONSUMPTION DOUBLES

    Hi i just bought new laptop with M.2 ssd 500 gb, i dont why but whenver i try to install something or copy large files the space it consumes gets doubled for example i was installing Warzone which IS take about 90 gb but while i was installing it took 180 gb and when i restarted my laptop then...
  13. Alaskanian

    Question M.2 corrupted

    Hello, so a while back when I was building my pc I was going to install windows on my M.2 driver, unfortunately during the build I tripped over the power cable and it turned off the computer. The pc became unbootable and I had to instead install windows on to my SSD. Is there a way to somehow...
  14. Alienverde

    Question Old Mobo m.2

    This may be silly question but I just want to confirm I have had this gigabyte b150m-dsh3 (https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-B150M-DS3H-rev-10#ov) for the las five years or so. Haven't tried an m.2 yet and wanted to put one on it, checking in the web it says m.2 pci e/sata compatible...
  15. Connnnnnn

    Question Multiple motherboard problems after installing M.2 drive in B450 AORUS ELITE

    Hello! I have recently gotten a WD Blue 2TB M.2 SATA SSD, and I installed it alongside my other 2 ssds that I had before. I changed the configuration of my regular ssds to the slots that the manual said would work alongside a M.2 drive. After installing this and allocating memory everything...
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    Question Asus Hyper M.2 X16 V2

    Howdy everyone. I have a taichi x370 Asrock with a ryzen 1700x, but I seem to be having some issues. I have 2 m.2s installed already taking up 2 of the pci lanes, plus a gpu. PCI slot 2 should be fine but it seems to only see one of the m.2's. I am not looking for a fancy raid or anything. I...
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    Question My M.2 is showing on devices but not showing it on Disk Management please help

    My M.2 doesn't seem to work on my pc I have a 250gb SSD for my windows , 1tb HDD for storage and was planning on using the 1tb ssd for extra storage. It shows in Devices but nothing in storage or disk management for me to create a partition for... Its really annoying and cant find anything in...
  18. Dullsilver

    [SOLVED] Installed M.2 ssd and now the ssd I had Windows on doesn't show up in bios to boot up

    I wanted more ssd space so I bought an m.2 and installed it and when I tried to boot up my pc it's telling me I have no drive with an os. I looked through all my options in my bios and my ssd with win10 on it doesn't show up anymore. My ssd is hooked up properly and everything as I was using my...
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    Question SSD Model suggestion fpr Asus Z170 Deluxe motherboard

    Hey Guys , I have computer with ASUS Z170 Deluxe motherboard . I know that it has M.2 Slot . SSDs offer M.2 Based interface. I am considering to purchase M.2 based SSD on top of my existing SATA bases SSD and regular drivers. I need your advice in selecting a model as I dont know...
  20. VPCCP

    Question Additional m.2 slot on MSI Z390-A PRO

    Hello to all, I am interested to know whether I can have another m.2 slot on my motherboard. The case is, I already have 500GB drive on my existing m.2 slot and I bought another 1TB. It would be great if I could combine them, if not i guess I will sell my 500GB and keep 1TB. Here is a link to...