04-06-2017 11:54 PM - last edited on 04-07-2017 06:02 AM by BiggAl
I am a little confussed regarding the M.2 slot on the M900 Mini. The webpage and manual don't really help to clear anything up - they seem to imply that an adapter is required to turn it into a full PCIe slot but doesn't mention anything else.
I rang tech support and they confirmed I could fit an M.2 SSD without any kind of adapter. I, unfortunately, did not do any further research and went out and bought a Samsung 960 evo.
I go to plug it in and the slot is completely different. I have google and there appear to be 3 different slots, B, M and B&M. None of these match what is on the motherboard.
What is the slot on the motherboard? Presumably it needs an adapter to connect anything, whether this is full PCIe or M.2 connector? I can't find anything on Lenovos site to purchase any type of adapter. Can anyone help?
It is a M900 Mini-tower 10FD.
Mod: clarified the form factor, 10FD is a mini-tower
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04-07-2017 06:45 AM
From this thread, which may help with getting it operational: M900 SFF & Tower: how to boot from M.2 SSD (PCIe, NVMe)
The NVMe drives don't fit in the m.2 slot. You have to use a PCIe adapter.
True for SFF and mini-Tower models. Tinys have both a M.2 slot for a SSD drive and for a wireless card.
All of the Tinys have a 22 x 80 M.2 slot (M900 Tiny has PCIe x4, M600 and M700 Tiny with SATA -- Chipset Q170 vs. B150) and a type M keyed connector for installing 2280 drives with a type M or B+M key. For installing a M.2 drive in a SFF or Tower system, a M.2 SSD adapter card (Lenovo 4XH0L08579 or similar) is required.
The M.2 slot on the motherboard of a SFF & Tower is for a wireless adapter.
04-09-2017 04:17 PM