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Fitting an old mSATA SSD into a Newish NUC

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by David Ross, 6 Apr 2021.

  1. David Ross

    Associate

    Joined: 6 Apr 2021

    Posts: 2

    HI,

    I've got an old mSATA Samsung SSD I'd like to add to an Intel NUC 8BEH

    Is this possible?

    Is there an adapter which will fit into the M2 slot where I can than slot my mSATA into?

    Thanks
     
  2. lord filbuster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jul 2007

    Posts: 1,382

    There are adaptors available, try searching for "NGFF M.2 B + M Key to mSATA Mini PCI-E SATA 3.0 SSD Male Converter Card Adapter" on ebay, the first result for £3.99 should be one that has an m2 "B+M" key connector (with the two slots cut out), is the type of adaptor you want. Most of the adaptors go the other way, letting you plug an m2 into a msata connector, so ignore those ones.

    The manual for that particular NUC just says 2 x m2 2242/80, so it sounds like it has two full size m2 slots. But, it doesn't say if they both support SATA drives. This adaptor will fit, but won't work in the m2 nvme only slots. It does say it supports m2 SATA drives though, without any other details, so it sounds like it should work in either slot for this one. The biggest issue is probably space, I'm not sure there would be enough clearance width wise around the slots to fit the drive in, I can't really tell from pictures, but I suppose for £4 it's not the biggest risk if it doesn't fit.
     
  3. David Ross

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    Joined: 6 Apr 2021

    Posts: 2

    Thanks for replying. Like you say it's only a few £s so worst case it goes in a drawer and not in my NUC.