08-16-2018 03:07 PM
You can get that screw from any local computer shop.
With regards to M.2 you can go ahead with Samsung 970 Evo Series. It's pretty bang for the buck and performance is exceptional.
08-16-2018 05:42 PM
Hi, As others said 256 GB m.2 ssd can be installed without any problem, but make sure that u get an NVME drive and not a PCIe drive.
The mother board supports only M.2 NVME drives.
09-03-2018 04:10 AM - edited 09-03-2018 04:13 AM
Hello Friends ,
I have a same query , I am planning to purchase 330S 15.6 inches and planning to install M.2 SSD 250 GB.
Can some please guide that 330S motherboard have M.2 slot or not , If yes please annwer the below questions.
1. Do I need to use existing M.2 slot for Wifi Adapter or its having any dedicated slot for M.2 SSD installation ?
2. Which SSD model is best for this setup ? ( with vendor and model name)
3. Can someone share mother board picture after installation of M.2 SSD without disturbing the original hardware setup.
4. Is any performance / heating issue is there after SSD installation.
Requesting you to please answer the asked point and provide me clarity for the purchase.
09-03-2018 09:33 AM - edited 09-03-2018 01:30 PM
As already mentioned, 330S support PCIe M.2 SSD with 4PCIe lanes. Coming to your questions,
1. It has a dedicated slot for M.2 SSD, so you don't need to swap with WiFi adpater. [position higlighted in RED]
2. Best SSD for this laptop (which I am using by the way) would be Samsung 970 EVO PCIe SSD series. [Buy here from Amazon]
3. The following picutre is attached is of 330S (14 inch variant) [You have to access M.2 slot by removing the top right metal shield]
4. Nope, no performance/heating issues. Max temps would hardly reach 45 deg C (which is completely within the range).
Note : I performed a benchmark test yesterday for 5 minutes and the temperature never got past 39 deg C.
09-16-2018 12:18 AM
No, not possible, because as you already stated, the port itself it SATA 3, which won't support PCIe interface. You will have to use M.2 drive if you want to go ahead with PCIe option.