[SOLVED] SSD Compatibility issue (M.2 Sata, M.2 NVMe)

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Hey! I have the ASUS A320M-K PRIME motherboard (https://www.amazon.com/PRIME-A320M-K-Ryzen-Micro-ATX-Motherboard/dp/B06ZY2F35X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=a320m-k&qid=1560085558&s=gateway&sr=8-1 ) , Ryzen 3 1300X. I want to know if it's compatible with WD Green M.2 SATA SSD (https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B078WYRR9S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A3V2EW7ECP49IZ&psc=1) which has both M Key and B Key. The Asus A320M-K has it's specs listed as follows:
STORAGE: -1x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, Type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4** and SATA modes) storage devices support.
**The PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot working speed (8x/16x) and the M.2 supporting vary by processors.
Thanks for the help.
 
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That drive is a SATA mode drive. It will have the same performance as a standard 2.5in SSD. IF you want to use the M.2 slot you can. You won't get better performance than a "regular" SATA SSD.
I don't have another sata power connector in my PSU. That's why I wanted to know if it's compatible or not. Is it compatible? Can I boot Windows off it? I'm running a 10 year old WD Caviar Blue so I'm in need of an upgrade.
 

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I don't have another sata power connector in my PSU. That's why I wanted to know if it's compatible or not. Is it compatible? Can I boot Windows off it? I'm running a 10 year old WD Caviar Blue so I'm in need of an upgrade.
Yes, it is compatible. If you can get a 2.5 inch and have a SATA data port, then a simple "Y" power connector will be just fine. SSD and HDD require very little power. A splitter cable will be fine if you want to save the NVMe slot for future.
 
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Will the M.2 SSD work with my motherboard? If it doesn't, then I will get a molex to SATA power connector, but I want to preferably use an M.2 drive. The question is that will it work with the motherboard or not? Please help.
 
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