1 month ago
There's quite a big range in price of PCIe to NVMe adapters. What should I be careful to avoid?
I think I'm going to buy this as it's cheap and seems to fit my requirements https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079546NPR
The drive I'll be using is a Samsung - 960 EVO 250 GB M.2-2280 - it's currently in the M.2 motherboard slot and used as my system drive, which I plan to upgrade and will now use this for secondary storage (probably VMs).
My motherboard is MSI B250M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 - it has 2 free x16 and 2 x1 slots (I use integrated graphics).
I've noticed that the adapter I plan to purchase uses an x16 connector whereas some others only use x4. Does this matter?
I don't think I need to use the rear expansion slot to physically secure the card?
I don't wish to use any wires, including any activity indicator LEDs or SATA cables (I gather these are only for B key drives anyway)