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December 14th, 2020 19:00

M18x R2, NVMe Boot Drive

Since upgrading to a single GTX 1070 I have been wondering what to do with my secondary MXM slot. I managed to get my hands on a hard to find MXM to NVMe adapter and now I have almost full NVMe speeds in my 9 year old laptop. Pretty happy with the old girl. 

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December 16th, 2020 01:00

Hi @mattyb3 OK I will bite. How does one get the MXM3.0 to Ultra M.2 NVMe SSD Adapter For Notebook? 

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December 16th, 2020 11:00

Hi @mattyb3  not that hard to find a vendor using internet search. OK its not FX-2280 V2. 

Watched the YouTube video. Thank you. 

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December 16th, 2020 12:00

Hi @mattyb3  now found a vendor for FX-2280 V2. 

 

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December 16th, 2020 13:00

@crimsom  You just have to be careful which one you get. The ones on Taobao are usually the prototype versions that only get half NVMe speeds, not the full 3000-3500 speeds. They aren't impossible to find but they aren't common. 

 

 

 

December 10th, 2021 05:00

hello, I want to use it as a boot, I have f2280-v2, but I can't see the device in boot, what is the reason?

December 10th, 2021 06:00

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December 12th, 2021 13:00

@TR_mustafa so it's all working?

You'll just have to note that most of these adapters seem to have an issue where they draw power even when the laptop is powered down. This means that the battery will drain if left plugged in with the power off and the NVMe drive will be active and logging hours. 

January 4th, 2022 06:00

Modded bios also eliminates this problem.

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January 9th, 2022 20:00

@TR_mustafa I'm running on the unlocked BIOS as are the other guys I know who run the adapter. What modded BIOS are you using? Run CrystalDiskInfo and check the SSD run hours, power it off overnight and then check the hours again. Just see if the SSD clocked hours while switched off. 

June 16th, 2022 13:00

I am unable to find V3 or V2 for M18xR2 and Tabao link is redirecting me to sign up. It also stated that they werent able to ship overseas. Does anyone have a valid link? I am RFQ'ing on Alibaba but the version displayed is for Clevo. I really want to top my M18xr2 off. 

 

On another note I want to say thank you Matt, ive been following your posts in various forums over the years to keep my machine current. 

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June 16th, 2022 14:00

Hi @Bl4ckw1d0w yeah they can be a little hard to find. A guy called rocas on the Notebooktalk forum has ordered two of the V3 cards (I believe from taobao). This could be the only option unfortunately.

Thanks for the kind words, I'm happy if I can help anyone keep their old Alienwares going strong. 

July 4th, 2022 11:00

I do want to reach out and say I was able to get V3 from Alibaba titled  "The Adapter New original MXM to M.2 NVME"

I spoke with Andy Zahn who confirmed they had V3 in stock and even sent me a picture of V3 that was on their desk. Took 2 weeks to arrive and I had tracking every step of the way. 

 

Shenzhen Jia Neng Electronics Technology Co., Ltd.Contact Name: Andy Zhan  

 

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July 4th, 2022 14:00

@Bl4ckw1d0w that's awesome! I hope it works well for you and they fixed the power issue from the V2. I'd be interested to know. If you unplug the adapter overnight but leave the battery in then you will see if it's fixed. If the battery is dead the next morning then they didn't fix it.

 

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September 24th, 2022 07:00

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