Question Does this SSD work on Desktops?

R_1

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if the motherboard has an M.2 port.
not every desktop motherboard does, pretty much all NEW boards will have one though.

here is the SSD on a desktop motherboard.
your motherboard specs will tell you if you can use it.
 
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That M2 slot cames in 3 flavors so you need to make sure whatever your's supports is matched by the drive.

M2' slots can be
- NVME only (which is PCIe based),
- SATA only (Same exact Sata as normal drives),
- or both (PCIe and Sata use different pins in the slot by design).

M2 drives come in NVME or SATA but the NVME versions come in PCIe3 or 4 as well as using 2 or 4 lanes.
You'll see this in the specs as Gen3x2, Gen3x4, Gen4x4 ... where Gen corresponds to the PCIe generation 3 or 4. I have not seen a Gen4x2 drive yet. Gen4 is twice as fast as Gen3 and these newer drives can hit 5GB/s in sequential reads, 5000MB/s WOW!, but you need a Gen4 motherboard to match and Currently that is only AMD's 500 series Chipsets with a matching Ryzen 3000 series CPU (not APU).
 
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That M2 slot cames in 3 flavors so you need to make sure whatever your's supports is matched by the drive.

M2' slots can be
  • NVME only (which is PCIe based),
  • SATA only (Same exact Sata as normal drives),
  • or both (PCIe and Sata use different pins in the slot by design).
M2 drives come in NVME or SATA but the NVME versions come in PCIe3 or 4 as well as using 2 or 4 lanes.
You'll see this in the specs as Gen3x2, Gen3x4, Gen4x4 ... where Gen corresponds to the PCIe generation 3 or 4. I have not seen a Gen4x2 drive yet. Gen4 is twice as fast as Gen3 and these newer drives can hit 5GB/s in sequential reads, 5000MB/s WOW!, but you need a Gen4 motherboard to match and Currently that is only AMD's 500 series Chipsets with a matching Ryzen 3000 series CPU (not APU).

Can this motherboard run that SSD ?

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-Z77-D3H-rev-10#ov
 

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