Want to get an SSD for my PC

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  1. Posts : 222
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #1

    Want to get an SSD for my PC


    I got now a regular 1TB HDD but want to swap that with a 1TB SSD like this one:



    Using this adapter but can it really use its screws to seal the SSD stuck to the adapter? That it is not just fixed by only the end of the connector.


    This is what I got in my corsair case:



    Another option is to use a NVM SSD and connect it on the motherboard but I've never done that and don't see that option?
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  2. NTN
    Posts : 969
    W10 19045.2546
       #2

    You can also use double-sided tape on the underside...
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  3. Posts : 23,768
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4651 (x64) [22H2]
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    @Max Pen

    As @NTN said... you can attach them how ever you want. You can even use a rubber-band if you want. In fact, you can just let a 2.5" SSD "hang" inside the case somewhere. Just ty-wrap (zip-tie) the cables, to something.
    They are tiny. About the size of a... Jack of Diamonds (playing card), or whatever.

    They have no moving parts, and the 2.5" SSDs don't get hot either.
    Well no hotter than a regular hard drive.

    And you are correct. Your motherboard has no option for an M.2 SSD.





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    Last edited by Ghot; 11 Feb 2023 at 11:47.
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  4. Posts : 1,124
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    You have 4 m.2 slots on your motherboard, m.2 pcie 4.0 x4.

    I think the screws will go for the 2.5" ssd it must be stardardized with the holes of the 3.5" hdd.
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  5. Posts : 222
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Ghot said:
    @Max Pen

    As @NTN said... you can attach them how ever you want. You can even use a rubber-band if you want. In fact, you can just let a 2.5" SSD "hang" inside the case somewhere. Just ty-wrap (zip-tie) the cables, to something.
    They are tiny. About the size of a... Jack of Diamonds (playing card), or whatever.

    They have no moving parts, and the 2.5" SSDs don't get hot either.
    Well no hotter than a regular hard drive.

    And you are correct. Your motherboard has no option for an M.2 SSD.





    Want to get an SSD for my PC-00000-ssd-size.png
    Are you 100% certain that my mobo doesn't support m 2.5 ssd's? The manual seems to show otherwise and the specs. Also the picture above I posted.


    I'm actually inclined to buy such a ssd instead of a 2.5 inch one. I'm torn between choosing 2 out of 3:
    1) Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME
    2) Crucial P5 Plus 1TB M.2 SSD
    3) WD Black SN850X 1TB M.2 SSD
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  6. Posts : 1,124
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       #6

    As 2.5 "ssd there is the samsung 870 evo or the crucial mx500 which performs well.

    - - - Updated - - -

    WD Black SN850X is second in the ranking of tomshardware, the crucial eighth, samsung is not in the ranking, there are better like samsung 990 pro which first.
    Best SSDs 2023: SATA, NVMe, and Add-in Cards | Tom's Hardware
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  7. Posts : 23,768
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    Max Pen said:
    Are you 100% certain that my mobo doesn't support m 2.5 ssd's? The manual seems to show otherwise and the specs. Also the picture above I posted.

    Oh, silly me. I went by your computer specs.

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    All those M.2 SSDs are fine, just get two of whichever you like or hits your price point.
    Stay away from the Samsung 990's they seem to have a problem with wearing.

    Samsung 990 Pro SSD rapid health drops


    Darn... your motherboard will only take FOUR... M.2 SSDs.

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    Your motherboard manual, (English), PDF...
    https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/m...NG%20WIFI%20D4

    German... ?
    https://dlcdnets.asus.com/pub/ASUS/m...NG%20WIFI%20D4
    Last edited by Ghot; 11 Feb 2023 at 13:25.
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  8. Posts : 30,775
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    Max Pen said:
    Are you 100% certain that my mobo doesn't support m 2.5 ssd's? The manual seems to show otherwise and the specs. Also the picture above I posted.


    I'm actually inclined to buy such a ssd instead of a 2.5 inch one. I'm torn between choosing 2 out of 3:
    1) Samsung 980 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME
    2) Crucial P5 Plus 1TB M.2 SSD
    3) WD Black SN850X 1TB M.2 SSD
    Go for Samsung 980 pro or WD black sn850x. Whichever has better price. i think 2 TB sizes are kinda sweet spot at the moment ($ per TB)
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  9. Posts : 222
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I think I'm going for OS; Kingston NV2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD 500GB

    and for my games: Samsung 980 Pro M.2 SSD 2TB


    total cost just approx 200 bucks which I think is a good deal right? I'm looking for best price for value combo. I've ran on HDD's all my life so I'm certain I'll notice when I'm running on an SSD. Also can I just use Macrium image restore on the SSD without issues? So from an HDD to an SSD.

    @AndreTen @Ghot @itsme1
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  10. Posts : 1,124
    windows 10
       #10

    Look at tomshardware's review, Kingston NV2 PCIe 4.0 it is to be avoided, and most important in read/write in all capacities it is at the level of a m.2 ssd pcie 3.0 x4.

    Kingston NV2 SSD Review: Cheap But Risky | Tom's Hardware
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