Question M.2 Mounting Bracket

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I just installed a new M.2 drive to my motherboard. I'm looking for some sort of bracket that will physically hold it in place since it mounts perpendicular to the motherboard. (It sticks out/up from the motherboard.) My concern is that over time it will eventually fall out of the socket.

I see two small screw holes in the motherboard to the left & right of the drive. They look like they would be for some sort of bracket to hold the M.2 in place. Now all I need is the bracket.

The M.2 drive is a Samsung 970 Pro. The motherboard is an Asus Prime X299 Deluxe.

Any suggestions appreciated.
Peter
 

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Doesn't look like the board has a DIMM.2 slot.

The standoff and screw PC Tailor mentioned will be in your bag o screws that came with the motherboard. Or the standoff is already installed in the board and you just need to move it. Then a small screw holds the drive down.
 
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Can we just go back to SAR sockets or something? Socket for the controller, and then slots for flash chips and dram. Yeah. DIY SSD.

I suppose the PCIe expansion cards are the logical result if board space is a premium. DIMM.2 and this monstrosity are just begging to get snapped off.
 
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https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X299-DELUXE/
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I am looking for some sort of bracket that will just hold the M.2 drive in place in the socket.
Looks like there is an horizontal slot, under a heatsink, plus the vertical slot, that it appears you used. There should be a bracket for the vertical one, as well, according to the manual.

https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2066/PRIME_X299-DELUXE/E13088_PRIME_X299-DELUXE_UM_V2_WEB.pdf

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X299-DELUXE/
Thanks! That's exactly the part I'm looking for. The "M.2 Stand." I will check my parts box again and see if I can find it.
 
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