M.2 PCIe compatibility?

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  1. TheOnlyRick

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    Hi - I've read so much info on but I'm still very confused and fairly cross-eyed, so please bear with me...

    I own a Dell 7440 Optiplex all-in-one desktop. It has an empty M.2 slot (according to the manual, a 2280 D3 Key-M M.2 Socket 3)

    I would like to fit this M.2 PCIe SSD: http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/products/flash-storage/client-ssd/MZHPV256HDGL?ia=831 (and boot from it). The SSD is PCI Express Gen3 x4.

    Will this work? What do I need to look for to find out? How do I find out if I have enough PCI lanes? Is my mobo PCI 3 compatible? Does that last question even make? So many questions...! ;-)

    Other things:
    - I don't want to RAID
    - The only other PCI thing installed is a wifi card
    - I won't be gaming on this machine, so no GFX card to worry about

    Thanks, Richard
     
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    Just in case anyone is in a similar situation to me....

    I did it, and the Samsung 960 NVME drive worked. I just did a totally standard install with no problems. I think because it's a recent high-spec motherboard with W10, I didn't have to worry about drivers or anything.

    I'm not blown away by the boot speed (30 seconds, from memory), so I would be a bit interested to know if I could optimise it further, but I'm basically happy.

    R.
     
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    Cool, I'll take a look, thanks.
     

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