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M.2 2280: SATA SSD in NVMe port?

Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:34 am

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I'm looking to get a Dell Inspiron 3671 desktop and upgrade the HDD. The computer has an M.2 interface but it is specified as "PCIe/NVMe AHCI". Will the Crucial MX500 M.2 SSD, which is a SATA device, work in this port?
 
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Re: M.2 2280: SATA SSD in NVMe port?

Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:43 am

AHCI is a SATA controller standard, so yeah looks like it should work.
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Re: M.2 2280: SATA SSD in NVMe port?

Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:48 am

just brew it! wrote:
AHCI is a SATA controller standard, so yeah looks like it should work.


It should, but you should buy a NVMe drive and get the 3-4x better performance (for about the same price).
 
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Re: M.2 2280: SATA SSD in NVMe port?

Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:16 am

roncat wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
AHCI is a SATA controller standard, so yeah looks like it should work.

It should, but you should buy a NVMe drive and get the 3-4x better performance (for about the same price).

...unless he already has the SATA one from a previous build. And 3-4x improvement in synthetic benchmarks isn't going to translate to 3-4x better performance in most real-world workloads.
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