So, I've had this laptop for about a week and am already itching for a little more storage. One M.2 2280 slot is used by the factory NVME drive. I'd love to put a Samsung 860 EVO in the remaining 2280 slot, bu they are marked PCIe only.
So will the slot run with a sata drive in it or is it somehow limited to ONLY PCIe?
And, has anyone had any luck with installing a M.2 2242 drive in the half height slot?
This should help. The following post covers that subject.
Yeah, the post you linked didn’t deal with my issue at all. Thanks for the assist though, perhaps I wasn’t clear in my OP
So, I went ahead and installed a SATA m.2 in the 2nd slot. The machine would not recognize my Samsung 860 EVO in that slot.
So, from my limited sample size of one, that is truly a PCIe only slot for nvme drives, not older and cheaper SATA drives.