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Old 01-02-2021, 09:36 PM   #31
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My newest motherboard has 2 M.2 connections that call for the same drive standard but one is along the PCIe connectors on the board and can be used anytime. The other is close to the SATA ports and the manual says that if it is used it eliminates use of 2 of the sata ports. The 2 M.2 ports also claim different transfer speeds.

I don't know if there is a difference in the connections or not but I know some motherboards provided their own sudo-M.2 bus connections before the M.2 standard was firmly established so what you have may fit on some boards and not on others.

AFAIK all NVME drives are M.2 design with slightly different form factor.
My board calls for 2280 form which is board size 22mm wide x 80mm full length. Does that match your drive.
 
Old 01-03-2021, 12:37 AM   #32
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Did you see my latest post on this? Not sure which of those you listed fits my drive spec. Can you comment on it?

Cheers!

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Old 01-03-2021, 12:44 AM   #33
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My newest motherboard has 2 M.2 connections that call for the same drive standard but one is along the PCIe connectors on the board and can be used anytime. The other is close to the SATA ports and the manual says that if it is used it eliminates use of 2 of the sata ports. The 2 M.2 ports also claim different transfer speeds.

I don't know if there is a difference in the connections or not but I know some motherboards provided their own sudo-M.2 bus connections before the M.2 standard was firmly established so what you have may fit on some boards and not on others.

AFAIK all NVME drives are M.2 design with slightly different form factor.
My board calls for 2280 form which is board size 22mm wide x 80mm full length. Does that match your drive.
computersavvy,

Yes I was measuring the width of the connector, but the board itself is 22mm by 30mm long. So mine will be, following your 2280 example, a 2230. I'm assuming like the M.2 multi-length adapter boards, the 22mm adapters will take multiple lengths as well. I'll start looking for those adapters.

Thanks much!

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Old 01-03-2021, 01:06 AM   #34
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So I don't error or get ahead of myself is this the right adapter:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/31314785047...4aAm1fEALw_wcB

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Old 01-13-2021, 09:59 AM   #35
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Old 01-13-2021, 12:16 PM   #36
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I read back through the posts and looked at the pics you included. The new hynix drive seems to be a standard 2230 drive and the connector on the dell board is definitely non-standard.
I would venture that the adapter you posted above would fit the drive you have as it claims to fit 2230, 2242, 2260, & 2280 drives.
The alternative would be to purchase a replacement drive from dell and pay their mega-$ premium for their drive.
 
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Help Please!
Don't bump without adding new information.
 
Old 01-16-2021, 11:20 AM   #38
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I read back through the posts and looked at the pics you included. The new hynix drive seems to be a standard 2230 drive and the connector on the dell board is definitely non-standard.
I would venture that the adapter you posted above would fit the drive you have as it claims to fit 2230, 2242, 2260, & 2280 drives.
The alternative would be to purchase a replacement drive from dell and pay their mega-$ premium for their drive.
computersavvy,

Wouldn't solve the problem, because Dell would only deliver it with Windows on it and it must be formatted blank, in FS Ext4, to work!

Is there a hardware channel on irc.freenode.net where I can get some help? I've searched and can't find one, but sure there has to be a hardware channel due to all the driver and other Linux hardware issues.

Cheers!

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Old 01-17-2021, 03:31 PM   #39
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I think what I said what that USB adapter you posted should fit the drive you have, and that only Dell would be able to provide a drive that fits the connector on the board.
 
Old 01-18-2021, 09:56 AM   #40
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I think what I said what that USB adapter you posted should fit the drive you have, and that only Dell would be able to provide a drive that fits the connector on the board.
computersavvy,

What my issue is, I have purchased all the adapters that say they work, but none do, so trying really hard to order the right one that actually fits the drive, so not wasting time and $$!

That is why I actually got out my calipers and measured the M.2 connectors on my existing adapters and compared that to the actual drive. The drive is 1mm wider than all the connectors on all the adapters, so is why they don't work.

I'm going to ask Hynix for support on this, as not getting the right answers from all sources I reached out to. Got that email off, so will see what they say!

Cheers!

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Old 01-23-2021, 05:52 PM   #41
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Hynix support never responded nor answered the question!

Cheers!

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Old 01-24-2021, 12:36 PM   #42
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Maybe you could take the drive you have to a BestBuy Geek Squad desk and have them verify it will fit one of the adapters like you posted.

I think the connector on the Dell motherboard is non-standard since they want you to buy only their hardware, or to have it repaired by only their approved service centers. I also suspect that the M.2 drive you have is a standard M.2 connector since examining the online info on that drive matches.
 
Old 01-26-2021, 01:44 PM   #43
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Any help on this? Does irc.freenode.net have a hardware channel? I'm not finding one.

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Old 01-26-2021, 01:47 PM   #44
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Maybe you could take the drive you have to a BestBuy Geek Squad desk and have them verify it will fit one of the adapters like you posted.

I think the connector on the Dell motherboard is non-standard since they want you to buy only their hardware, or to have it repaired by only their approved service centers. I also suspect that the M.2 drive you have is a standard M.2 connector since examining the online info on that drive matches.
computersavvy,

You are right about them always trying to sell Dell solutions, but they do not even have an adapter for this available. You would think they would to support their field techs and authorized service shops.

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Old 01-31-2021, 12:13 PM   #45
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I did not suggest finding an adapter to fit the dell motherboard.
I suggested verifying the new M.2 drive in hand (that does not fit the dell) would fit a USB adapter similar to what you indicated in post #34 so it could be used via USB.

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