[SOLVED] Was wondering if my motherboard would support a M.2 ssd

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The motherboard is Asus Prime A320M-K and the storage i want is Samsung 970 EVO PLUS. I have tried to look my self but the NVMe/Sata is confusing me
 

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As always, go direct to the source:

Assuming a second gen Ryzen or later:
"1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) "

Yes, it can utilize that 970 EVO.
 

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As always, go direct to the source:

Assuming a second gen Ryzen or later:
"1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) "

Yes, it can utilize that 970 EVO.
 
your motherboard manual will state if it supports m.2 and which type.
there are NVMe type m.2 and SATA type m.2.

an NVMe slot will probably support a SATA m.2 chip but a SATA m.2 slot will not support a NVMe m.2 chip.

when searching for an m.2 disk to buy make sure you are getting the type your motherboard will support.

also take into account that if you have multiple HDs or SSDs already installed, some m.2 slots will disable some the 6Gb/s SATA ports.
 
Apr 8, 2020
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As always, go direct to the source:

Assuming a second gen Ryzen or later:
"1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode) "

Yes, it can utilize that 970 EVO.
Thanks for the reply, i have a AMD Ryzen 3 1300x not sure what gen this is. Am a bit new to this :)
 

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Thanks for the reply, i have a AMD Ryzen 3 1300x not sure what gen this is. Am a bit new to this :)
Actually, yes...that will still work.

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AMD Ryzen™ 2nd Generation/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ Ryzen™ 1st Generation Processors :
1 x M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
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