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M.2 NGFF SSD Compatibility List

M.2 NGFF SSD Compatibility List
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Synopsis: Unsure if your tablet or notebook is M.2 NGFF compatible? Click here for our growing list of devices with M.2 NGFF expansion slots. (Updated 6/19/16)

M.2 solid state drives, formerly M.2 NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor), are a great option for upgrading today’s thin/ultra portable notebooks, Ultrabooks, Chromebooks, Mini PCs, and more.

Like mSATA drives* that preceded them, M.2 SSDs offer high-speed performance with low power consumption and can be used as either a cache drive, in tandem with a HDD, or a boot/system drive when running an operating system, programs, and applications.

M.2 SSDs are currently available in both SATA and PCI-e interfaces** that offer 30mm (2230), 42mm (2242), 60mm (2260), 80mm (2280), and 110mm (2210) length form factors to accommodate assorted PCB and motherboard designs.

For maximum connectivity to M.2 ports, M.2 SSDs are available with different keys which offer varying bandwidths. These keys are displayed as different notches on the end of the drive. A drive with a single notch has an 'M' key which provides up to 4x lanes of bandwidth. A drive with two notches at the end have both an ‘M’ key and a 'B' key. This type of key maximizes compatibility in both slots and operates with 2x lanes of bandwidth.

Is my device M.2 compatible?

To help in finding M.2 compatibility, we’ve curated a working list of confirmed M.2 devices below based off manufacturer specifications*** and customer feedback. Each section is broken down by product type for easy perusal. If you know of one we've missed, please let us know in the comments.

"You don’t have xxx device on your list. Does that mean xxx device is not compatible with xxx SSDs?"

Our list is ongoing and always being worked on, and this means that your device might be compatible, but we haven’t got to listing it yet. Leave a comment about your compatibility success and we will add it to our update.

Don’t see your device listed below?
  • Let us find out: Leave a comment asking if your make/model is M.2 compatible.
    Submitted comments are held for approval. Please allow up to 24hrs or longer for comment approval and reply
  • Try consulting our mSATA Compatibility List to see if your device shows up there.

Note: If your device uses "FastBoot" you may have to uncheck this option in the BIOS for it to recognize your SSD (Thank you Anton Hinxman for your comment)

* M.2 SSDs cannot be used in mSATA ports and vice versa.
** M.2 SATA & PCIe ports are not interchangeable unless noted by device manufacturer
*** Device configurations might not support M.2 SSDs. Please contact the device manufacturer for confirmation before making a purchase.


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Laptops / Notebooks / Chromebooks / Ultrabooks / Tablets


SERIES MODEL SATA M.2 NGFF PCIe M.2 NGFF
ACER 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Chromebook C720
Chromebook C720 Core i3 (C720-3871)
Aorus 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
X 3
X 3 Plus
X 5
ASUS 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Chromebox M004U
ROG G750JH
ROG G750JX
ROG GL552JX
Zenbook NX500JK-DR018H
Zenbook UX301LA
Zenbook UX301LAA
Zenbook Touch UX31LA
Dell 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Inspiron 15 7000 i7559-2512BLK
Inspiron 15 7000 i7559-5012gry
Venue 11 Pro 7000
Venue 11 Pro 7130
Venue 11 Pro 7139
XPS 13 (9343)
EUROCOM 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
M5 Pro  
P5 Pro  
P5 Pro SE
P7 Pro  
Shark 4
GIGABYTE 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
AORUS X7
HP 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Chromebook 14
EliteBook 820 G1
EliteBook 840 G1
EliteBook 840 G2
EliteBook 850 G1
EliteBook 850 G2
EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
Folio 1040 G1
Pavilion 15 t-an000 Star Wars Special Edition
ProBook 430 G1
ProBook 430 G2
ProBook 430 G3
ProBook 440 G3
ProBook 450 G2
ProBook 450 G3
ProBook 470 G3
ProBook 640 G1
ProBook 650 G1
Spectre CTO 13t-3000
Spectre X360
ZBook 14
ZBook 15u G2
Lenovo 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
G Series G410
G Series G510
G Series G710
V Series V4400u
B Series B5400
M Series M5400
Flex 14
Flex 14D
Flex 15
Flex 15D
IdeaPad L440
IdeaPad L540
IdeaPad U330
IdeaPad U430
IdeaPad U530
IdeaPad U530p
IdeaPad Y410p
IdeaPad Y510p*
LaVie Z
LaVie Z 360
ThinkPad S431
ThinkPad S440
ThinkPad S531
ThinkPad S540
ThinkPad T431s
ThinkPad T440
ThinkPad T440p
ThinkPad T440s
ThinkPad T450
ThinkPad T450s
ThinkPad T540
ThinkPad T540p
ThinkPad T550
ThinkPad W540
ThinkPad X240
ThinkPad X240
ThinkPad X240s
ThinkPad X250
ThinkPad Edge E431
ThinkPad Edge E440
ThinkPad Edge E531
ThinkPad Edge E540
ThinkPad Yoga 12
ThinkPad Yoga 14
SERIES MODEL SATA M.2 NGFF PCIe M.2 NGFF
MSI 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
GS Series GS60 Ghost
Razer 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Blade 14 (2014)
Blade 14 (2015)
SAGER 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
NP7155
NP7170
NP8650
NP8651 (Clevo P650SE)
NP8651-S
NP8652
NP8652-S
NP8671
NP8671-S
NP8672
NP9752
NP9752-S
NP9753
NP9772
NP9773
NP9773-S
Samsung 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
ATIV Book 9 Plus
Sony 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
VAIO Duo 13
VAIO Pro 13 Series**
VAIO Pro 13 (bootable)

* Some of these models may ship without an M.2 connector, please check that your device has an M.2 connection before placing your order.

** To determine what whether you need SATA or PCIe, check the existing M.2 drive in your Sony Vaio Pro. Users replacing/upgrading a Samsung XP941 drive will need a PCIe based M.2 NGFF SSD.

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Mini-PC / HTPC / UCFF PC

SERIES MODEL SATA M.2 NGFF PCIe M.2 NGFF
Dell 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Inspiron Micro 3050*
ECS 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
LIVA Core
HP 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Chromebox 014
EliteBook 820 G2
Pavilion Mini 300-020
Stream Mini 200-010
Intel 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
NUC kit NUC5i3MYHE
NUC kit NUC5i3RYH
NUC kit NUC5i3RYK
NUC kit NUC5i5MYHE
NUC kit NUC5i5RYH
NUC kit NUC5i5RYK
NUC Board NUC5i3MYBE
NUC Board NUC5i5MYBE
MSI 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Cubi 2 Plus
Cubi 2 Plus vPro

* Some users have experienced compatibility issues with 256GB M.2 SSDs.

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Cloud Computing PC

SERIES MODEL SATA M.2 NGFF PCIe M.2 NGFF
HP 2242 2260 2280 2260 2280
Thin Client T520
Thin Client T620

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PC Motherboards


MODEL M.2 NGFF Connector M.2 NGFF Size
ASRock 2242 2260 2280 22110
A88M-G/3.1 PCIe Gen2 x4
AMD Fatal1ty 990FX SATA3
Fatal1ty H97 Killer PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Fatal1ty X99M Killer PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99 Extreme3 PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99 Extreme4 PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99 Extreme6 PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99 Extreme11 SATA3
X99M Extreme4 PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99 OC Formula PCIe Gen2 x4 & SATA3
X99 WS PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99 WS-E/10G PCIe Gen2 x4 & SATA3
X99E-ITX/ac PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
Fatal1ty Z97 Killer PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Fatal1ty Z97 Professional PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Fatal1ty Z97 Killer PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA
Fatal1ty Z97 Killer/3.1 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA
Fatal1ty Z97 Killer/3.1 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA
Fatal1ty Z97M Killer PCIeGen2 x2 & SATA3
Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 Extreme4 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 Extreme4 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 Extreme6 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 Extreme6/ac PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 Extreme6/3.1 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 Extreme9 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 OC Formula PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97M OC Formula PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA
Z97 Pro4 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97E-ITX/ac PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97M OC Formula PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MODEL M.2 NGFF Connector M.2 NGFF Size
ASUS 2242 2260 2280 22110
H97I-PLUS SATA & PCIE
Z97M-PLUS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
H97-PLUS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
H97M-PLUS SATA & PCIE
H97M-E/CSM PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VI EXTREME PCIe Gen2 x1 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VI FORMULA PCIe Gen2 x1 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VI GENE PCIe Gen2 x1 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VI IMPACT PCIe Gen2 x1 & SATA3
RAMPAGE V EXTREME PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VII FORMULA PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VII FORMULA/WATCH DOGS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VII GENE PCIe Gen2 x4
MAXIMUS VII HERO PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VII IMPACT PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MAXIMUS VII IMPACT PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-A PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-C PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-DELUXE (NFC & WLC) PCIe & SATA3
Z97-DELUXE/USB 3.1 PCIe & SATA3
Z97-E PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97I-PLUS SATA & PCIE
Z97-K/CSM PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-P PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-PRO PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97M-PLUS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-WS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97I-PLUS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MODEL M.2 NGFF Connector M.2 NGFF Size
GIGABYTE 2242 2260 2280 22110
GA-970-Gaming (rev. 1.0) PCIe x4/x2/x1 & SATA3
GA-990FX-Gaming (rev. 1.0) PCIe x2/x1 & SATA3
GA-H97-D3H PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-H97-Gaming 3 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-H97M-D3HP PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-Gaming G1 WIFI SATA3
GA-X99-Gaming 5 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-Gaming 5P (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99M-Gaming 5 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-GAMING 7 SATA3
GA-X99-SOC Champion (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD3 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD3P (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD4 (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD4 (rev. 1.1) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD4P (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD5 WIFI PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-X99-UD7 WIFI PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97-D3H(rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97-D3H(rev. 1.1) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 SATA3
GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-Gaming 7 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-SLI PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-UD3H PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK (rev. 1.1) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-UD5H PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK (rev. 1.0) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK (rev. 1.1) PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
MODEL M.2 NGFF Connector M.2 NGFF Size
MSI 2242 2260 2280 22110
H97 GAMING3 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
H97 GUARD-PRO PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
H97M-G43 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
X99A GODLIKE GAMING PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99A MPOWER AC PCIe & SATA3
X99A RAIDER SATA3
X99A XPOWER AC PCIe & SATA3
X99S MPOWER PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
X99S XPOWER AC PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3
Z97 GAMING 3 SATA3
Z97 GAMING 5 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 GAMING 7 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 GAMING 9 AC PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 GAMING 9 ACK PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 GUARD-PRO PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 MPOWER PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 MPOWER MAX AC PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 U3 PLUS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97 XPOWER AC PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97-G55 SLI PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97M-G43 PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97M GAMING PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97S GUARD-PRO PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97S SLI PLUS PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
Z97S SLI Krait Edition PCIe Gen2 x2 & SATA3
X99S GAMING 7 SATA3
X99S GAMING 9 AC SATA3

Comments on M.2 NGFF SSD Compatibility List

Prateek Thursday, July 9, 2020 12:09:14 PM
Does my HP Pavilion Notebook 15-ab522tx have an M.2 slot?
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
We're finding conflicting information on that particular model. We suggest contacting HP directly before opening the laptop to confirm whether it does or not.
Ali Nawaz Wednesday, June 3, 2020 04:14:28 AM
I have Haier y11c. Does this has M2 slot. If yes then will it support NVMe or NGFF?
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
Yes, the Haier Y11C has an open slot that's compatible with 80mm (2280) SATA M.2 SSDs like the ones found in the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/y6qv7u8t
Albert Galick Sunday, May 24, 2020 12:32:16 PM
I see lenovo thinkpad w540 but not w541 on the ‘SATA’ NGFF M.2 SSD compatibility list. Is it not compatible?

Tried to search comments but didn't immediately see a way to do that that generated useful results.
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
The Lenovo Thinkpad W541 does indeed have a slot for a 42mm (2242) SATA M.2 SSD. In fact, we found a video showing you how to install one into the W541 below.

Video: https://tinyurl.com/yaftqpk3

Thank you for bringing that to our attention, we'll be sure to get that added!
Dom Friday, May 15, 2020 10:27:49 PM
I have an MSI GL63 9SDK. Is a PCIe M.2 compatible with this model? If so which size should I get?
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
Yes, your laptop is 80mm (2280) PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD compatible. The brand, model, and capacity of the SSD to buy is completely up to you and your budget.
MRG Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:37:47 PM
I have a Sabertooth 990FX R3.0 motherboard that has a M.2 connector PCIe 2.0 x 4 M key. Will a gen 3 PCIe SSD work?
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
Yes, a PCIe Gen 3 M.2 SSD will work but its performance will be limited by the bandwidth of the 2.0 x 4 port that maxes out at roughly 2000MB/s.
Stone Sunday, May 10, 2020 12:34:00 PM
I have hp notebook 15 da1013ne. Is it compatible with m.2 ssd. Can I use ssd as hardisk and ssd as boot.
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
Yes, that particular model is 80mm (2280) SATA and PCIe M.2 compatible. Using your SSD as the boot drive should be a simple change in the BIOS but we do suggest double checking with the manufacturer before placing any purchase.
Bc Tuesday, April 28, 2020 05:50:01 AM
Hi, is the Pavilion 14 bf-106tx compatible with M.2 SATA SSD? Can I keep the original HDD as storage drive? Thanks.
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
Yes, that particular model is SATA 2280 M.2 (B + M key) SSD compatible. Unfortunately, according to the manual, using an M.2 SSD physically replaces the existing HDD.

However, you can still use the HDD for storage by pairing it with an external USB adapter/enclosure, turning it into an portable hard drive that plugs into your PC.

HP Pavilion 14 Manual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05527168
TheDude Thursday, April 2, 2020 09:39:57 PM
Thinkpad Yoga12 is listed as being compatible w/a M.2 2242 ssd; its hardware manual shows a socket for it, however it also says the M.2 was designed to be a cache for systems with HDD [and therefore needs to be formatted b4 use].
My unit has a SATA 128gb SSD [not a HDD], but b/c it seems its purpose was for chache of HDD, I'd rather not use that empty M.2 socket, but I'm instead interested in an M.2 NGFF [NVMe ?] as an external ssd [in a housing] for storage thru the usb3.1 port.
I like the smaller form factor, but will I lose out on max write/read thru usb3.1?
Thanks.
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
Yes, USB 3.1 enclosures will limit the full potential of NVMe SSD speeds. Paired with an NVMe SSD that advertises read/write speeds of 1000MB/s (1GB/s) or more, USB 3.1 Gen 1 enclosures offer max speeds of only 625MB/s while USB 3.1 Gen 2 enclosures max out around 950MB/s.
emre Wednesday, March 11, 2020 02:33:41 PM
msi pe62 7rd 1229 hangi ssd format?n? destekliyor. ayr?ca hangi ssd yi önerirsiniz.
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
It seems that particular model has a Combo M.2 slot that allows it to use either a SATA or PCIe NVMe 2280 (22 x 80mm) M.2 SSD with an M or B+M Key connector.
Brian Sunday, February 9, 2020 11:54:22 AM
Acer Aspire V5-561PG-6819

Can it accept M.2
MyDigitalDiscount.com:
From what we could find, others have had success using a SATA 2280 M.2 SSD with Acer Aspire V5 series laptops. We do, however, recommend checking with Acer directly to confirm compatibility with your particular model.


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