Some of the fastest SSDs for PCs are the M.2 SSD drives. All drives are very specific to your motherboard or notebook. Please take care to identify the correct drive. 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: the M.2 listed below are NOT Apple Mac compatible.