SSD Compatibility - can I use this type of SSD?

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  1. Posts : 20
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    SSD Compatibility - can I use this type of SSD?


    Hi

    I was hoping to purchase a Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SATA 1TB SSD for my Laptop alongside the current HDD however, I was just wanting to confirm whether the SSD is in fact compatible. I am 99% sure that it is I just want to make sure prior to buying it.

    Images of the M.2 slot on my laptop (I think) - Laptop - Album on Imgur
    Laptop Model: Acer Aspire E5-575G-50MF
    The SSD looks like this - https://image-us.samsung.com/SamsungUS/home/computing/memory-and-storage/solid-state-drives/pdp/100318/gallery/MZ-N6E1T0BW_001_Front_Blackv2.jpg?$product-details-jpg$
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Hi.

    Check your manual. I may have been in the wrong manual but I see no indication of an M.2 Slot.

    Also notice the M.2 card has two notches

    Attachment 213154

    where as slot you are showing has one.

    Attachment 213156

    I could be way off base but not sure that card is for that slot.
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  3. Posts : 1,951
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    Yes, it looks like an M.2 max length of 80mm (2280), you would have to double check that, and whether it would take double sided modules.

    You referenced an 80 mm long (2280) M.2 one which are very common in a Desktop.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2
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  4. Posts : 810
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    Caledon Ken said:
    Also notice the M.2 card has two notches Attachment 213154
    where as slot you are showing has one.
    Attachment 213156
    I could be way off base but not sure that card is for that slot.
    The socket is M-keyed. The SSD is M- and B-keyed so it will work in either M- or B-keyed sockets.

    Helmut's concern is valid - I can't tell from the photo whether a 2280 drive will fit. But you can easily check by measuring the distance from the socket to that last screw in the foreground.
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  5. Posts : 20
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    Caledon Ken said:
    Hi.

    Check your manual. I may have been in the wrong manual but I see no indication of an M.2 Slot.

    Also notice the M.2 card has two notches

    Attachment 213154

    where as slot you are showing has one.

    Attachment 213156

    I could be way off base but not sure that card is for that slot.
    Thanks for the reply, I went ahead and check the manual https://global-download.acer.com/GDF...924.1537352665 and also did not notice that the manual does not mention anything about an SSD which is strange.

    Also, a while back I watched this video and I just realised the SSD is the same type. The laptop the is used is extremely similar to my current one.
    Installation SSD Acer E5-575G-543V - YouTube
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  6. Posts : 20
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    Helmut said:
    Yes, it looks like an M.2 max length of 80mm (2280), you would have to double check that, and whether it would take double sided modules.

    You referenced an 80 mm long (2280) M.2 one which are very common in a Desktop.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2
    Just verified that from the screw to the slot is 80mm / 8 cm
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  7. Posts : 20
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    PolarNettles said:
    The socket is M-keyed. The SSD is M- and B-keyed so it will work in either M- or B-keyed sockets.

    Helmut's concern is valid - I can't tell from the photo whether a 2280 drive will fit. But you can easily check by measuring the distance from the socket to that last screw in the foreground.
    Refer to the video posted in Caledon's quote.
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  8. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
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    It can be useful to go to www.crucial.com then let it do a system scan. Compare the specs of M2 cards they say are compatible with the specs of the one you want to buy.

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 20
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    Try3 said:
    It can be useful to go to www.crucial.com then let it do a system scan. Compare the specs of M2 cards they say are compatible with the specs of the one you want to buy.

    Denis
    I did end up doing that a bit after posting this, I have no clue on how to edit posts so here it is:
    RAM SSD Upgrades | Acer Aspire E5-575G | Crucial.com
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  10. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Manual usually won't say much
    Use the snid and go to manufacture website and use it for upgrade options/ what the machine came with...
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