Expert product information on newegg SAMSUNG 850 EVO mSATA 250GB SATA III Internal SSD Single Unit Version
Beau L.

Q. visitor asked, Hi, sorry to bother you, but i have a very dumb question. I'm spec-ing out a new build and I can't figure out how to install an msata drive.. if mSata is not specifically mentioned in the motherboard spec's, then i need to go pci-e or m.2?

Spencer J.
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Can I help you with an SSD Drive?
Hi, sorry to bother you, but i have a very dumb question. I'm spec-ing out a new build and I can't figure out how to install an msata drive.
Spencer J.
No problem at all. Just make sure it has the same interface as your motherboard, PCIe or mSata
then it has a slot, sits flat on the board, and a screw goes in the back to the motherboard
if mSata is not specifically mentioned in the motherboard spec's, then i need to go pci-e or m.2?
Spencer J.
Ah, sorry it would not be mSata for a newer board, it will be M.2 with either a SATA 3 interface or a PCIe interface. Some boards will accept either
what is your motherboard? I can take a look
gigabyte h170
d3hp, i believe
Spencer J.
This board does accept either M.2 PCIe or SATA
but PCIe is generally faster
But the 850 doesnt do pci-e. So if I was to buy the 850, I would have to do the m.2?
Spencer J.
the SATA, yes
both go in the same M.2 slot. the connector on the card itself is just a little different
right, ok, thank you for your help. Hope to order all the parts by today or tomorrow.
Spencer J.
you're welcome.
Spencer J.
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