[SOLVED] Confused on how to upgrade my m.2 ssd

wheelingbruce

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Hi All,

I have an old Aurora R6 with 256mb m.2 drive and I want more storage space. I looked up the Alienware Aurora R6 specs and Dell says I have an m.2 SATA slot. But then when I look in Device Manager on Windows 10 under Disk drives, it says NVMe THNSN5256GPUK NV. The articles I've been reading seem to differentiate between SATA and NVMe. So I looked up my current m.2 on amazon to get a hint of what type of m.2 I really have and the description says it is a PCIe.

In short, Dell specs say SATA, Windows 10 says PCIe, and an amazon description check says PCIe. I'm worried I'm going to buy the wrong type.
I'm look at this one "
Samsung (MZ-V7E1T0BW) 970 EVO SSD 1TB - M.2 NVMe Interface Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND Technology, Black/Red
" but I don't know if it will work in my pc.

Here is some information if it helps:
Current disk drive as per device manager: NVMe THNSN5256GPUK NV
Motherboard model: Alienware 07HV66
PC Model: Aurora R6 Desktop

Thank you in advance!
 

wheelingbruce

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I'm seeing it as a NVMe drive as well....here.
https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-256GB-Solid-State-Drive/dp/B074BJ7FC4

" I looked up the Alienware Aurora R6 specs and Dell says I have an m.2 SATA "

Perhaps that's a different version of the Aurora?
Thanks for the reply! The one in the amazon link has 2 gaps between the pins and the NVMe samsung has only 1 gap. Do I need to buy one with 2 gaps or will the 1 gap one fit in the slot (assuming I currently have a NVMe slot)?
 

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