Add a Second SSD to a Dell Latitude E5470 Laptop.: This instructable is designed to apply to the E5470 laptop. If your laptop innards are similar, and you think you could achieve the same result, just post in the comments section. It would be great if this could apply to multiple laptops!I plan to.
If you want to clone NVMe M.2 drive from NVMe M.2 drive, there is an important factor you need to take into consideration. That is the slot for NVMe M.2 drive in your laptop. There is only one slot for NVMe M.2 SSD in most laptops, while a few types of laptops support 2 slots for M.2 SSD. The steps could be different depending on the slots.
You can add in one of these cards by using a PCIe adapter like this one. The M.2 card will slot into the converter, and then the converter will go into an open PCIe slot on your desktop's motherboard.
Some folks were having problems getting two drives to work in their setup and it looks like it's all due to the types of drives being used in the M.2 slot. In order to get two drives to work, you MUST have a M.2 NVME drive in your M.2 slot, not an M.2 SATA drive.
Hi, What MSI laptop with multiple m.2 slots? Is there an expansion card that i can use to install 2 m.2 SSDs on my system? Thanks.
About it: M.2 is also another great invention after when the SATA interface becomes the bottleneck for SSDs. It’s quite powerful like PCIe SSD and comes in size of mSATA. And that’s why M.2 becomes the most selling SSD these days. Not all laptop or desktop has an M.2 slot on it, but I bet this technology will going to be viral in future and I believe every cheap motherboard comes with.
Open M.2 slot. First, open your laptop back cover. This is variable across different models. For some, you have to unscrew the entire cover, while for this Acer laptop, it’s only section of the laptop back that you have to remove. Look for the M.2 slot which is usually besides the RAM chips. Slide the M.2 SSD drive inside slot.
Most M.2 SSDs use a PCIe x4 slot on your motherboard. This is the fastest and smallest form of flash storage for the mainstream market. Another thing you need to know about PCIe M.2 SSDs is the new Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) Protocol. The earlier PCIe SSDs used the older AHCI protocol which was intended for mechanical hard drives.