Can you use a B+M key M.2 SATA SSD in the M.2 NVMe Slot ?

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    chrisr UDOOer

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    Is it possible to use a M.2 SATA SSD in the M.2 NVMe slot? Reason is the M.2 SATA slot is only 2260 whereas the M.2 NVMe is 2280 and all the 1TB+ SSD I can find are 2280 size. The one I am thinking of using is the Western Digital Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD 1TB M.2 which has reasonable performance for the price. This has a B+M key so it should physically fit in the slot. It is on Amazon at https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B073SB2MXT . Many thanks.
     
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    ccs_hello UDOOer

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    BOLT's key-M slot (the 2280 one) does not have SATA support unfortunately.
     
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    Thanks very much for your reply css_hello. Pity as it is a good size drive for the price. Are there any 1TB M.2 2260 SSDs? Otherwise guess I will just get a more expensive NVMe SSD as I want 1TB.
     
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    ccs_hello UDOOer

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    Larger capacity 2260 SSDs are rare and expensive.

    BTW, what do you plan to use the Key-M 2280 slot?
    The reason I asked is that there is just a tiny bit of intrusion on 2280 key-B into the 2280 key-M space.
    If your key-M device can accommodate a slight bit of trimming (such as a NGFF PCIe 4x key-M to full PCIe adapter < -- the interception area is blank/unused), then they can live happily together.
     
  5. evaloverde

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    Hello,
    we've just released an online manual for UDOO BOLT, available here, that can help you with your issue.
    Let us know if we can assist you any further.
     

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