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Is anything gained by swapping a 2.5" SSD for an M.2 NVME drive?

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Is anything gained by swapping a 2.5" SSD for an M.2 NVME drive?

#1 Post by CharlieDog » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:06 pm

Just curious since I see the W540 has an opening for an M.2 42mm NVME drive. I'm not sure if that is a PCIe 4x or SATA connection. If that is also SATA III speed as the 2.5" SSD is, would there be any difference in start up or overall operation-this would be in email, surfing, light photo editing, no gaming or spread sheets.
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Re: Is anything gained by swapping a 2.5" SSD for an M.2 NVME drive?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:33 am

That 'slot' runs at SATA-III speed and is for an M.2 NGFF 2242 SSD.
NVME does NOT work in there.

It will run at the same speed as the main SSD.
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Re: Is anything gained by swapping a 2.5" SSD for an M.2 NVME drive?

#3 Post by CharlieDog » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:19 pm

Thanks for the prompt reply. I think I'll use the slot for additional internal storage-I do not want to give up my DVD drive.
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