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    Question Where can I find a M.2 SSD Screw?

    So I have the HP 15-da0511sa (Notebook) and the 5400rpm hard drive is really slow so I am planning on adding the Samsung 970 evo plus 256gb and transfer the OS to it to significantly increase the speed of my laptop. However, I opened up my laptop to make sure it supports the SSD (and it does)...
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    Question Im buying a new M.2 SSD for my system, but I have my boot drive (Samsung 860 EVO 500GB), what to do? (Read Thread for more info)

    I have a ASUS B350F STRIX motherboard, and I want to install a 1TB 970 EVO, HOWEVER, doing so would disable SATA6G_ 5 - 6. My bootdrive is in one of those two slots, so to allow my M.2 SSD to work properly, is it a good idea to to plug my boot drive into a different SATA port (all of them run at...
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    Question I am Impatient!!! plastic residue on M.2 SLOT

    I have a CPU and GPU that are arriving next MONTH!!!!!!, I've decided to do the M.2 module first and I did small wiggles left to right it in an angle to try and insert it into the M.2 slot, I tried again, gently, and continued for 30 seconds and had no luck getting it in.... I put it aside to...
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    Looking for a M.2 2242 SSD

    I have a lenovo Y510P and I would like to upgrade that ridiculous 24Gb SSD thats inside to something decent enough to install windows and a couple of programs, so that I can keep the 1 Tb HDD for mass storage. I don't know anything about these drives and also nothing about the different...
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    M.2 860 EVO 512 GB issue with write speeds

    Hi, I bought a new 512GB Samsung 860 M.2 EVO SSD mounted on the only slot I have on my AsRock Z170m Extreme4 motherboard with a i7 6700K. Writing speed are slower than the benchmarks I've seen on the internet. Like ~500/~300. I had a previous 840 EVO (3.5 drive not M.2) on a sata cable and the...
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    M.2 drive not visible in Bios

    So I finally got an ssd drive. I got an M.2 500gb Samsung 970 EVO. I installed all the drivers (don't know the name off the top of my head) and migrated with the Samsung utility rebooted but it booted into the old hard drive. I rebooted and pressed f8 and launched into my ssd. I got a blue...
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    m.2 SSDs and CPU lanes vs Chipset Lanes

    I've seen many reviews of motherboards briefly point out, when motherboards have one or more m.2 slots, which slots utilize PCIe lanes from the CPU and which slots use lanes from the Chipset. I agree that having lanes that directly interface with the CPU as opposed to through the Chipset sounds...
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    MSI x99a GODLIKE: PCI-E Lanes help

    Hi! I need help with my PCI-E Configuration. _______________________________________________________ My config: i7-6900K CPU MSI X99A GODLIKE GAMING 64GB (DDR4-3200 / PC4-25600) G.Skill Ripjaw V NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE 11GB - PCIE #4 Blackmagic Decklink 4K Mini Monitor - PCIE #3 NVIDIA...
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    Is m.2 nvme overkill what I need?

    I currently edit footage taken from the GH5 which can record up to 400 Mbps. Samsung 850 Evo can already hit read/write speeds of 500 Mbps so would that be enough to smoothly edit my footages off of or would the Samsung 960 pro still benefit me? Plus there is a very nice sale for the 1tb models...
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    Need Advice about motherboard for LIDAR Surveying

    I am spec'ing out a computer for my work desktop PC that my company will purchase. I am processing very large LIDAR point clouds for surveying purposes. Please advise on where I can go to compare motherboards. I would like to have a complete list of motherboards that have these boxes checked...
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    Is having 2 NVME drives worthwhile (based on pcie lanes)

    I'm looking at an AMD AM4 motherboard and would like to use 2 NVME drives (one for OS and one for Adobe Premiere files/scratch), but I can't figure out whether I can really get the benefit from them based on motherboard/Ryzen architecture We can use the ASRock Killer as an example...
  12. TurtleCrusher

    Installing Linux to spare M.2 16GB Drive, advice needed.

    Hello everyone. I have a 16GB M.2 SSD to put in my X230 Thinkpad. I already have a 1TB SSHD with Windows 10 that I still want it to automatically boot to without a prompt. I want to put Linux on the 16GB M.2 drive just for coding. What is the exact process to do this? Do I disconnect the SSHD...
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    Dimensions of a peculiarly-sized M.2 card: SYBA SD-ADA40118

    SYBA SD-ADA40118 I did not notice it at first, but this M.2 card is wider than the connector. Probably "30 mm" wide, the next size up from "22 mm" in the M.2 standard. Length? Can a screw at a motherboard's "42 mm" position secure the end of this card?
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    X299 motherboards and the VROC scam

    So my BIL bought a Gigabyte Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard ($400!!) because it advertised 3X M.2 RAID. His plan was to buy 3 512gb Samsung 960 Pro nvme sticks and RAID0 them as a boot drive. I have something similar working great on my own Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 5 motherboard (using 2x Plextor...
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    Looking for M.2 slot to PCI Express

    I want to find a listing of this product from a more common market place (ex. Amazon, Ebay, Newegg): http://eshop.sintech.cn/pcie-4x-ssd-as-ngff-m2-m-key-pcie-ssd-adapter-p-1178.html Note that the PCI Express slot is open-ended and opens toward the M.2 connector end (both features required)...
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    Samsung 960 PRO m.2 NVMe and CPU spikes

    I'm not sure if this is really the right forum or not for this, honestly. Apologies if so. Thus far I've root caused sporadic CPU spikes down to the m.2 drive itself. I recently built a new system using a Ryzen 1800X, and MSI X370 Titanium motherboard. My issue is that when loading an...
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    Dual drives and nvme

    I have always set windows up (since Win3.1!) with dual drives. One for the OS and one for temp files, browser cache, swap, spool, etc. I have monitored it with tools and the two drives seem to be about equal with R/W. I even did this with SSDs and it seemed make my computer run faster. I am...
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    960 Pro 512GB m.2 for improved desktop VM performance?

    I'm hoping someone with VMware Workstation 12+ or ESXi experience could chime in on this. Right now I'm running an i5-4690k, 24GB memory, 850 EVO 256G C drive, 2TB WD Black drive for VM/Games, on a GA-Z97X-SLI motherboard. Host is Windows 10 Pro running on C drive. Guest is Windows 10 Pro...
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    Gigabyte BRIX M.2 boot option issue

    Hello, So I bought this bare-bone Brix GB-BKi3HA-7100 http://www.gigabyte.com/Mini-PcBarebone/GB-BKi3HA-7100-rev-10#support-doc Got the suggested parts and I'm having issue setting M.2 SATA as #1 boot option. It's simply not there. I only have "UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell" option. But I do see...
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    I have to boot my computer twice to get to Windows. Why? (M.2 NVME SSD primary boot drive)

    Hello friends, I have the weirdest problem! I have an Asus Z170I Pro Gaming motherboard with an M.2 slot where I have placed a 512GB Samsung 950 pro as my primary OS drive. My secondary is a Samsung 850 pro SSD. Every single time I boot the system, it goes straight to BIOS. Every.Single.Time...