GT75-8SF m2 Questions

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  1. Omega83

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    Hi guys. I have an MSI Titan GT75-8SF that has 3 m2 slots, 2 of which are nvme. I am looking to upgrade storage for games, but am not sure which type/size of m2 I need. Is there a specific size/type of m2 that I need (size dimensions/type, not storage capacity)? Are there different types/sizes of m2 drives? Help appreciated :)
     
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    All supported m.2 drives are compatible, AFAIK, but some m.2 devices themselves can be different, like wifi cards. There are differently sized m.2 drives. Desktop boards include different screw mounts for the sizes. How many screw mounts does yours have?

    I am not 100% sure on this but I think you can only use nvme drives in the nvme slots, while the sata/pcie combo slot can take a SATA or nvme m.2.
    A sata m.2 won't work in the nvme slots. (nvme=pcie).

    There is no size limitation. But you're not going to find a nvme drive > 2 TB unless you want to pay the cost of a new laptop for one.
     
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    I think each m2 slot has 1 screw? Not sure...
     
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    They are all 2280, you can use shorter drives, but those are pretty rare,and you would need a bracket to bolt them.
     
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    NVMe PCIe M.2, which has various of length such as 2280, 2260, 2242 but the most commonly used length is 2280 (22 x 80mm), and it is secured using 1 screw.
    Some SSD come with heat spreader to help to cool the device but active cooling provides the best result if you have a need to run at high speed all the time.
    https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Heatsink-Cooler-Silicone-Thermal/dp/B07WHSXN2F/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1
     
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