M.2 solid state drives (SSD) are replacing SATA Gen 3 drives with their insane performance. Learn how to install an M2 drive with this how to / tutorial video!
To install an M.2 Drive do the following. Turn off your PC. Unscrew the small phillips head screw from the proper M.2 slot on your motherboard, make sure you remove the correct screw to accommodate the length of your M2 drive. Insert the M2 drive gently at a 30 degree angle and slowly slide it in until it stops. Then push the drive down flat on the mobo, reinsert the phillips screw, and tighten it down with light force. Then open up your BIOS and ensure the drive is enabled and being read. That’s it! Installing an M.2 SSD is easy and can be done in about 5 minutes.
**NOTE: If your motherboard or SSD comes with an M.2 spacer/standoff you should install it into the motherboard under the screw. Mine was already installed in this video.**
High end M.2 SSD drives are over 6 times faster than the world’s fastest SATA drives! These drives are awesome and I highly recommend them for Windows boot drives, video editing, or any very fast read / write performance applications.
The drive being installed is a Samsung 960 Pro 512GB M.2 SSD drive into my MSI M7 Gaming Desktop motherboard. Links to the 960 pro and the lower cost, but still very fast Samsung 960 Evo are below.
Product Links (some are Amazon affiliate):
▶ Desktop Screw, Standoff, and Screwdriver:
▶ Laptop Screw and Screwdriver:
▶ Samsung 970 Pro 512GB:
▶ Samsung 970 Pro 1TB:
▶ Samsung 970 Evo 250GB:
▶ Samsung 970 Evo 500GB:
▶ Samsung 970 Evo 1TB:
▶ Samsung 960 Pro 512GB:
▶ Samsung 960 Pro 1TB:
▶ Samsung 960 Evo 250GB:
▶ Samsung 960 Evo 500GB:
▶ Rosewill ESD Anti-Static Wrist Strap:
▶ Wiha Precision ESD Screw Drivers:
▶ Wiha Soft Grip ESD Screw Drivers (shown):
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