How to install an M.2 SSD in a PC: A beginners guide

The M.2 SSDs, unlike traditional SSDs and HDDs, don’t require any wires or a lot of physical space inside your PC case. The SSD modules are small enough to be installed on a motherboard. The best M.2 SSDs don’t come cheap, but they’re extremely reliable and offer solid performance on a day-to-day basis. One of the best things about SSDs is that they’re very easy to install. As you’re about to see in this how to install M.2 SSD guide, you can install an SSD module in a matter of minutes without having to put a lot of effort. So, let’s get started:
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Prerequisite
A compatible motherboard: Before you begin, you need to make sure that your motherboard supports M.2 SSDs. Almost all the new motherboards on the market do, so you should be good as long as you’re not using a PC older than, say, five years or so. Also, not all M.2 SSD modules are same. As such they use different keys. Your motherboard compatibility will als…

Written By: Karthik Iyer

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