|Internal Interface||PCI-Express X4 (X4/X8/X16 lane installation)|
|External Interface||Key M or Key B+M (Please note that some M.2 SATA SSD is also Key B+M )|
|Max Bandwidth||64Gbps for PCIe 4.0/ 32Gbps for PCIe 3.0|
|PCI-E Compatibility||PCI-Express 4.0/3.0/2.0|
|M.2 Compatibility||PCI-E NVMe SSD and PCI-E AHCI SSD|
|Groove Heatsink||2.75*0.87*0.12 inch|
|Profile Bracket||No PC frame bracket, suitable for horizontal PC/server case|
|OS Compatibility||Windows 10/8, Windows Server 2012 R2, Linux, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu, Red Hat|
NVMe drive as boot drive or storage drive?
For NVMe boot drive, you need to reinstall the OS (windows 10 64bit/Windows 11 is recommended).
- First you need to prepare a bootable usb drive and OS (windows 10 64bit/Windows 11).
- When reinstalling the system, please select GUID Partition Table (GPT).
- OS will reboot after completing installation, remove the bootable usb drive, enter BIOS to setup UEFI boot mode
For NVMe storage drive, Plug and play in Windows 11/10/8/Linux/Mac OS
- Windows 7 can not support nvme drive
- Brand new NVMe drive need to be Initialized and formated before OS recognize it.
PCI-Express X4 Full Speed
- M.2 PCIe adapter supports PCIe X4 full speed and is PCIe 4.0/3.0/2.0/1.0 compliant.
- To reach PCIe 4.0 X4 full speed, your motherboard and CPU, and M.2 PCIe SSD should all support PCIe 4.0, otherwise can not reach PCIe 4.0 X4 full speed
- Intel CPU 11th generation and above support PCIe 4.0 feature
- Remove the transparent film
- Put Thermal pad on SSD, press lightly
- Using metal clips and rubber bands, bind the M.2 heatsink to the M.2 SSD
- Insert M.2 SSD into Key M interface
- Screw M.2 SSD to the PCIe adapter
- M.2 PCIe adapter plugged into PCIe slot
- M.2 PCIe X4 Adapter (including M.2 screw and Standoff for 2230/2242/2260 size SSD)
- M.2 Screw
- Standoff for 2230/2242/2260 position installation
- M.2 Heatsink
- Thermal Pad
- 2 x Metal Clips
- 2 x Rubber Bands