[SOLVED] Can someone explain to me what "128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot)" means?

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I understand that M.2 and nvme are both different types of solid state drives respectively. But does this spec mean that there are both types in the pc itself, and that it (both) contributes towards that 128gb?
 

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"M.2" is the form factor. Basically, how it plugs in.
2.5" and 3.5" are other form factors for storage devices.

NVMe is the type of drive.
Generally, NVMe drives are of the M.2 format.

But you can also have SATA III SSDs in M.2 format.
 

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"M.2" is the form factor. Basically, how it plugs in.
2.5" and 3.5" are other form factors for storage devices.

NVMe is the type of drive.
Generally, NVMe drives are of the M.2 format.

But you can also have SATA III SSDs in M.2 format.
 

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In your case, "128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot)" is an NVMe drive, in the M.2 configuration, of 128GB in size.

And for any new system, "128GB" should probably be avoided. That is bordering on TooSmall.
 
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In your case, "128GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (Boot)" is an NVMe drive, in the M.2 configuration, of 128GB in size.

And for any new system, "128GB" should probably be avoided. That is bordering on TooSmall.
Hi! Thanks so much for replying, I understand it now :)
You mentioned that 128gb was too small of storage, however I did not include in the title that the pc came with "1TB 5400 rpm 2.5" SATA Hard Drive"..
Is this still a bad thing may I ask?
 

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