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[PCF]Falcs

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on: November 16, 2018, 11:25:56 AM
Can anyone tell me where you plug these type of ssds into your mother board please

Western Digital WDS100T2B0B WD Blue 3D NAND Internal SSD M.2 SATA, 1 TB - Black

I cant quite figure out how or where they go


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 02:23:24 PM
Hmm i dont think my board Asus P8P67 has the correct slots for these shame as the one i posted there is half price on amazon right now!


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Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 02:33:23 PM
Shame. I didn't go high end at all, but mine does, so I have a 500GB M.2 as boot, and my year-old 1TB SSD as my data drive.


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 03:36:39 PM
I need a new drive but dont know where to put it!!!! need help Glam! what can i put on my board?
I thought we had the same one?



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Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 04:07:33 PM
Normally goes into the sata port


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 04:13:54 PM
Yeah normal ssd's do only problem is i dont have any spare!


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Reply #7 on: November 16, 2018, 07:30:23 PM
An M.2 SSD normally takes up one of the SATA ports anyway.
The convenience is that it slots in like a memory module, so doesn't take up much space.

I bought a half size one a couple of months ago and realised it was the wrong one when I got around to installing it in my laptop.
I'll probably just buy a USB3 caddy for it.


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Reply #8 on: November 16, 2018, 09:37:26 PM
Mine is one of the M.2 cards that has its own slot. One like this:
https://www.scan.co.uk/products/512gb-intel-ssd-660p-series-m2-2280-pcie-30-x4-nvme-ssd-qlc-3d-nand-1500mb-s-read-1000mb-s-write-90k

This one is cheaper than the one I bought last winter. :(


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Reply #9 on: November 16, 2018, 09:41:27 PM
Aye, but that slot is usually shared with one of the SATA interfaces, so it's either/or.


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #10 on: November 19, 2018, 04:16:27 PM
got myself a crucial 1tb SSD from amazon was £130 and arrived today so not bad only thing is i think i need to unplug my cd drive in order to get it set up due to very few sata ports :(