[SOLVED] NVMe Q PCIe M.2 2280 SSD fit in a gigabyte GA-H81M-D2V (rev. 1.0)

James Noscoper

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Will this ssd fit into my motherbaord

Motherboard: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-H81M-D2V-rev-10/sp#sp
  1. 1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16
  2. 2 x PCI Express x1 slots
    (The PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 2.0 standard.

  3. SSD specs:
    M.2 PCIe Gen3 x 4 Interface.
  4. PCIe 3.1 Compliant / NVMe 1.3 Compliant.
  5. Power Management Support for APST / ASPM / L1.2.
  6. Supports SMART and TRIM commands. Supports ONFi 2.3, ONFi 3.0, ONFi 3.2 and ONFi 4.0 interface.
 

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It has no M.2 port.
At best, you could use a PCIe adapter for it.
But you almost certainly can't boot from that, as the OS drive.

In addition, the PCIe 2.0 specification will hamper the actual drive.

What were you planning to use it for?
What specific drive is it?
 

James Noscoper

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I was thinking of putting my os on it. I have 2 other ssds sata (120+240gb) and a slot for one more which I’m getting a hard drive for but I’d like to get pcei as well, what would I be looking for to get one to fit? Thanks
 

USAFRet

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I was thinking of putting my os on it. I have 2 other ssds sata (120+240gb) and a slot for one more which I’m getting a hard drive for but I’d like to get pcei as well, what would I be looking for to get one to fit? Thanks
On that motherboard, don't bother with an NVMe drive.

You can't boot from it.
Even as a secondary drive in a slot adapter, it would be no better than a good SATA III SSD.

Your motherboard is simply too old to make use of a drive like this.

Also, do you have a GPU?
If so, that is taking up the one PCIe slot that you would use.
The other 2 slots are far too restrictive.


Bottom line...you can't make good use of a drive like that.
 

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