[SOLVED] Can i install any M.2 SSD into my M.2 slot?

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I own a prebuilt Acer PC with a really shady motherboard, i can't really find any info online about it. All i know is i have an M.2 SSD slot and someone said, on Acer's forums, that my mobo supports SSDs up to 256 GB. My question is: I can install any M.2 2280 SSD into that slot and have it working as long as i don't exceed the 256 GB limit ?
 

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My motherboard is Acer TC-710.
Thats the model number of the whole thing, not the motherboard.
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/6393;-;Aspire

The user manual is of course, completely lacking in any info of the drive types.

A CNET review only talks about a SATA III HDD


This says an M.2 port of SATA III only. Not NVMe
https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/535936/acer-tc-710-eb61-m-2-ssd-support
It says 256GB, but that is almost certainly not the actual size limit.


A SATA III M.2 is not faster than a regular 2.5" SATA III drive.
Same device, just in a different package.


So, you could put in a Samsung 860 EVO or Crucial MX500 or WD Blue
SATA III only. NOT NVMe.

Or any 2.5" SATA III SSD, in place of the existing HDD.
 

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My motherboard is Acer TC-710.
Thats the model number of the whole thing, not the motherboard.
https://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/support-product/6393;-;Aspire

The user manual is of course, completely lacking in any info of the drive types.

A CNET review only talks about a SATA III HDD


This says an M.2 port of SATA III only. Not NVMe
https://community.acer.com/en/discussion/535936/acer-tc-710-eb61-m-2-ssd-support
It says 256GB, but that is almost certainly not the actual size limit.


A SATA III M.2 is not faster than a regular 2.5" SATA III drive.
Same device, just in a different package.


So, you could put in a Samsung 860 EVO or Crucial MX500 or WD Blue
SATA III only. NOT NVMe.

Or any 2.5" SATA III SSD, in place of the existing HDD.
 

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