There are two types of M.2 SSD: SATA and NVMe. SATA came before NVMe, it uses the SATA bus. NVMe drives use the PCIe bus. It is important to identify which M.2 drive is compatible with your PC. Some PCs can use both but not at the same time. There is an option in the BIOS to switch from SATA to NVMe. Check your system manual or specifications to see if you can upgrade to an NVMe from a SATA M.2. If you know you require a SATA M.2 SSD then you are on the right page, all the SSDs on this page are compatible. If you are unsure, look up your model in our configurator or contact Upgradeable for free and friendly advice. This is our check list for M.2 SSD buyers:
1. Does your motherboard or notebook use a SATA or PCI Express M.2? If it is Express how many channels are supported? (x2 or x4)
2. What type of M.2 keying is supported by your motherboard/notebook (B key, M key or B+M key)
3. What length of M.2 do you require? Lengths range from 30mm to 110mm. The most common lengths are 42mm and 80mm. The shape of the M.2 is denoted by a number starting with 22, such as 2280 (which is a M.2 SSD that is 22mm wide and 80mm long).
Please note none of the M.2 listed below are Apple Mac compatible.