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    SSD Recommendation


    Hi - I have a Nitro model NP515-51. My existing SSD is corrupted and I want to replace it. Its specs are:

    Name : Micron_1100_MTFDDAV256TBN
    Model : Micron_1100_MTFDDAV256TBN
    Manufacturer :
    PartNumber :
    SerialNumber : 172017353126
    MediaType : SSD
    BusType : SATA
    BootDrive : True
    PartitionStyle : GPT
    FirmwareVersion : M0MA020
    Size(GB) : 238.47
    GUID : {e2bf1658-7f77-415b-93e1-8c535135dc79}
    Health Status : Healthy
    Wear : 0
    Temperature : 37
    TemperatureMax : 0
    PowerOnHours : 265
    ReadErrorsUncorrected : 0
    ReadErrorsCorrected : 37
    WriteErrorsUncorrected :
    WriteErrorsCorrected :

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    Can you make a recommendation of what to replace it with please? Is my speed limitation the connection of the drive to the computer which I think is a SATA3 connector? I think, but am not sure, that I need to buy a 2280 sized-drive that has a max speed of 600 Mb/s (SATA3). My existing card has two slots at its end (B and M key edge connector). Do I have to get a drive that has the same edge connector configuration? Thank you.... My Windows version is 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1237).
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  2. Ghot's Avatar
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    @jibebouy


    You can get the exact same one, if you want...

    Micron 1100 256GB M.2 2280 SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive TCG-E 0.25DWPD - Newegg.com


    What country are you in?
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    I’m in the us.

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    I can replace what I currently have but I guess my question is (other than memory size) is there something better and or faster?
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  4. Ghot's Avatar
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    jibebuoy said:
    I’m in the us.

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    I can replace what I currently have but I guess my question is (other than memory size) is there something better and or faster?


    I "think" you can use any M.2 2280 SSD with a B+M key. But I'm not 100% positive.

    Choose Storage - PCPartPicker


    Easiest thing to do would be to call ACER and ask.

    Contact Acer | Quick Response for Tech and Customer Service

    Scroll down for the phone number.



    I might be able to tell you more, if you could give me the serial number or SNID of the laptop.

    SSD Recommendation-image1.png


    Try going here and clicking on Product Details (on the left)

    Product Support | Acer United States
    Last edited by Ghot; 18 Sep 2021 at 17:57.
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    I have an Acer Swift 3. It came with a Micron 1100 (256GB) M.2 SATA SSD.
    I needed more space so I replaced it with an ADATA SU800 (1TB) M.2 SATA SSD.
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    I wish that I could be absolutely certain, but a little Web searching suggests that the NP515-51 can use an NVME SSD. Acer Nitro 5 Spin NP515-51-53P5 M2 SSD Upgrade? — Acer Community (Which NP515-51 do you have? That's an incomplete model number.) That would open up your choices quite a bit. It would run a lot faster than the current SATA drive, too.

    At Newegg, you could get a 1TB NVME drive for not much more than that old 256MB SATA drive. M.2 2280,1TB,PCI-Express 3.0 x4,PCI-Express 2.0 x4,PCI-Express 3.1 x4 Internal SSDs | Newegg.com
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    My complete model # is Nitro 5 spin NP515-51-80XS.
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  8. bobkn's Avatar
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    jibebuoy said:
    My complete model # is Nitro 5 spin NP515-51-80XS.
    I haven't found a definite answer as to whether the NP515-51-80XS supports NVME M.2 drives. Acer doesn't make the information readily available.

    This isn't as model-specific as I'd like: Does my acer nitro np515-51 support m2 nvme? — Acer Community but it claims that an NVME M.2 drive is supported. The link to userbenchmark.com has it running a Crucial NVME SSD. The SSD benchmark is above what could be attained with a SATA SSD.

    I'd be more confident if Crucial listed any M.2 SSD upgrades for your model, though.
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    In looking at acers product support page for the np515-51-80xs (thanks Ghot), it says that the ssd interface is a serial ata/600. I think that is telling me that I have a sata3 and my speed is capped at 600 MB/s and going with a NVME (if it would physically fit?) wouldn’t do any good. I’m throttled with the sata3 interface at 600 MB/s. Does that make sense?
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