Question Is this where I can plug in m.2 SSD

Mtop

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Looks to be the place!
Be carefull, read your manual as the M2 slot may be shared with the PCI bus. You may have to move drive cables / enable disable slots in Bios.
 

Ralston18

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Motherboard: model and version?

You referred to "manual" which I trust means the motherboard's User Guide/Manual - correct?

Be sure to read the fine print and any notes/warnings that are also likely to be present.

Check the specifications for installed M.2 SSD's.

The motherboard's manufacturer may have a supported product list on its' website.

Be sure to check and confirm any M.2 SSD beforehand.

Remember that M.2 may preempt SATA port usage as well.
 

USAFRet

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Also, "M.2" covers both SATA and NVMe drive types.
Not all boards or ports can take either. Often, it is one or the other.
Also, some older boards may only run an NVMe M.2 drive at ~1/2 speed.

Again, knowing the board can help us verify location and applicable drive types.
 

NickMeister101

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Also, "M.2" covers both SATA and NVMe drive types.
Not all boards or ports can take either. Often, it is one or the other.
Also, some older boards may only run an NVMe M.2 drive at ~1/2 speed.

Again, knowing the board can help us verify location and applicable drive types.
Also, "M.2" covers both SATA and NVMe drive types.
Not all boards or ports can take either. Often, it is one or the other.
Also, some older boards may only run an NVMe M.2 drive at ~1/2 speed.

Again, knowing the board can help us verify location and applicable drive types.
It’s a msi z270 gaming plus thanks for the help
 

Nemesia

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Just checked your motherboard manual.

Here is the info you're looking for.

"The SATA1 port will be unavailable when an M.2 SATA SSD module has been
installed in the M.2 slot."

So if you have a SATA SSD or HDD in SATA1 you will have to move it since the M.2 will disable that port.
 

NickMeister101

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Motherboard: model and version?

You referred to "manual" which I trust means the motherboard's User Guide/Manual - correct?

Be sure to read the fine print and any notes/warnings that are also likely to be present.

Check the specifications for installed M.2 SSD's.

The motherboard's manufacturer may have a supported product list on its' website.

Be sure to check and confirm any M.2 SSD beforehand.

Remember that M.2 may preempt SATA port usage as well.
View: https://imgur.com/kczJWHl

This is the image of manual
 

NickMeister101

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Just checked your motherboard manual.

Here is the info you're looking for.

"The SATA1 port will be unavailable when an M.2 SATA SSD module has been
installed in the M.2 slot."

So if you have a SATA SSD or HDD in SATA1 you will have to move it since the M.2 will disable that port.
Sorry I’m kinda new to pc Stuff. Would I just have to move a wire to a different SATA or how would I do it. Right now I only have 1tb hdd
 

NickMeister101

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No. Won't change a thing except being connected to another SATA port.
Ok thanks found it and there isn’t anything connected to SATA. I found 2 offers for m.2
One is Samsung 970 EVO 500gb for $103 or should i go SP model A80 that’s 1tb for $105. I really appreciate everyone’s help here though and it means a lot
 

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