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M.2 storage-PCIe vs NVMe

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by franicelcha, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. franicelcha

    franicelcha Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I am confused. Very confused as a matter of fact.

    I would like to upgrade my PC with a m.2 drive but do not want to buy the wrong one and waste my money.

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte H97-D3H. It has a m.2 slot and the manual states that it has a Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support. I note that the term NVME IS NOT present in the description. On Newegg web site, I note that some M.2 drives have the term NVME in the description and some others do not (only show PCIe x 4).

    My question is simple:
    Can I buy ANY M.2 drive whether the term NVME is present in the description or not ? If the PCIe support is the same for PCIe and NVME (assuming it is), why doesn't my manual shows NVME in the description (it only shows socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA & PCIe SSD support) ?

    Can anyone shed some light ? Boy !! Boy !!! Am I ever confused...I want to make sure I do not buy an incompatible drive.

    Thank You
     
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