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stanusj
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Dell XPS 8900 and Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter

Am having trouble getting the XPS to recognize this adapter and the SSD drive attached.

I planed the MyDigitalSSD drive in the M.2 slot, and successfully installed OS and made it a boot drive (off the M.2 slot).

Now, I would really like to make use of the PCIe adapter. Any help and pointers would be appreciated.

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speedstep
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RE: Dell XPS 8900 and Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter

The my digital SSD is B keyed and therefore NOT PCI-E.  Its SATA.

M2 is not M2 is not M2.

Only M2 PCI-E keyed units work with PCI-E.

The way universal cards handle this is to have a SATA connector for the B keyed devices.


 


This adapter has both  Your adapter is only for Mkeyed and will NEVER EVER work with the SSD you chose.

https://www.amazon.com/NGFF-Both-PCI-E-Adapter-Converter/dp/B01IEGSFN0/

 



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stanusj
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RE: Dell XPS 8900 and Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter

thank you for the clear response.

speedstep
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RE: Dell XPS 8900 and Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter

I did the same thing you did not knowing about the Mkeyed vs Bkeyed.


What I did was to adapt the adapter to sata to adapt the adaptor.
I converted my Bkeyed Sata back to 2.5 inch sata.  Then put the sata drive on a different PCI-E controller.

Onboard sata was 250meg data.  PCI-E X4 Sata is 500meg data thruput.

https://www.amazon.com/Andiny-Socket2-NGFF-Adapter-Aluminum/dp/B01N9CS05P/



https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/SSDACL6G.S/

 


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