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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] trying to get my new ASUS laptop to see a M.2 SSD drive

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] trying to get my new ASUS laptop to see a M.2 SSD drive
  • From: "Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday [ at ] crashcourse [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:54:34 -0500
Quoting Spencer Cheng <scheng [ at ] aotera [ dot ] org>:

On Jan 19, 2016, at 7:51, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday [ at ] crashcourse [ dot ] ca> wrote:

 arrrggghhh ... never mind, spencer cheng asked the right question, as in
what interface it uses. the laptop has PCIe slots, but the SSD uses a
SATA III interface. can't believe i didn't notice that, but i'm also
irked with where i bought this because i bought both the laptop and the
SSD drive at the same time and *specifically* said i wanted to put
that drive in that laptop, and no one warned me off. grrrrrr ...

Let me elaborate slightly. M.2 SSDs has 2 different interfaces: PCIe and SATA. The mechanical interface is the same (not sure about the electrical interface) but the SSD protocol/controllers are different.

I was surprised that Robert’s laptop has PCIe SSDs as they are still fairly rare.

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