M.2 SSD with SATA adapter for Future build - Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community

Forum Jump: 

M.2 SSD with SATA adapter for Future build

 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 10:47 AM - Thread Starter
Retired Staff
 
animal0307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: A corn field in Illinois.
Posts: 3,529
Rep: 116 (Unique: 103)
M.2 SSD with SATA adapter for Future build

My current SSD is a 120GB OCZ Agillity 3 that I bought like 6 years. I also have 1 TB platter for storage and other programs and it is also full. I'm tired of the space restriction and will be buying a new SSD soon.

I am currently running a i5-2500k on a P8Z77-I and will be upgrading to a i7-8080k over the course of the next 6 months or so, budget and time constraints limits. Before you tell me its a waste of money, I was one of the lucky that received the 8086k from the Intel giveaway so that decision has been made.

I want to "futureproof" my storage setup and get a M.2 drive because that appears to be were the industry is going and I am going to stay with the ITX platform so the small size is appealing as well. Since I'm buying new storage first I want to be able to use it on my current hardware. Does anyone have experience with the m.2 to sata adapters?

I'm thinking I will get something like this adapter to use a m.2 with my current system and then just swap in to a new board when I upgrade. Speed is not really a concern of mine since SSD's are already stupid fast enough for what I do and my platter limits most stuff anyway.


Any suggestions for a solid cheap resalable drive? I would like to get a 1TB drive for OS and all software and keep the platter as a media drive



Last edited by animal0307; 04-27-2019 at 10:54 AM.
animal0307 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 11:07 AM
Senior OCN Member
 
shilka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 37,475
Rep: 2720 (Unique: 1616)
Why not just get a SATA drive is the case that small? also what will you be using the drive for?
Also note that M.2 drives comes with both the old AHCI protocole and the newer NVME protocole so by M.2 which are you talking about?

Seravee
(32 items)
CPU
Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 8 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Hard Drive
WD Ultrastar DC HC530 14 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt
Cooling
x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
Monitor
LG 55C8 OLED TV
Keyboard
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
Mouse
Roccat Sense Metor
Audio
Sennheiser HD 598
Audio
Onkyo TX NR646
Audio
Dali Opticon Vokal
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 2
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 1
Audio
Dali E12 F Subwoofer
Audio
Sennheiser HD-599
Other
CableMod E series PSU cable set
Other
CableMod LED Strips
▲ hide details ▲
shilka is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 11:19 AM
Overclocking Enthusiast
 
ozlay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,415
Rep: 268 (Unique: 215)
To use an adapter like that you would need to get a sata based m.2. As it doesn't work for NVME m.2's. And some newer boards don't support sata based m.2. So just get an 860 evo or pro.

In Loving Memory Of Kassandra

Kaby
Rikka
(11 items)
CPU
Intel I5-7600k
Motherboard
Asrock Z270M Extreme 4
GPU
Titan X
GPU
Titan X
RAM
Galax HOF
Hard Drive
850 pro
Hard Drive
960 Pro
Hard Drive
970 Evo
Power Supply
Seasonic Prime Snow
Case
enthoo evolv matx tempered glass
Operating System
windows 10 pro
▲ hide details ▲

Last edited by ozlay; 04-27-2019 at 11:23 AM.
ozlay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 11:26 AM
Meep
 
Gilles3000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Belgium
Posts: 4,872
Rep: 293 (Unique: 218)
If you're getting an AHCI based m.2 drive, search for "sata to m.2 adapter"

If you're getting an NVME based m.2 drive, search for "pcie to m.2 adapter"

They're available at basically any of the larger e-tailers in all kinds of shapes and sizes, just pick one that suits you best.
Gilles3000 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 11:47 AM - Thread Starter
Retired Staff
 
animal0307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: A corn field in Illinois.
Posts: 3,529
Rep: 116 (Unique: 103)
My current case is a Sugo SG13 so it's not that small but I do want to reduce any extra wires if possible so that's why I'd like to avoid getting another sata drive. If the board I get has more than one M.2 slot I'd like to get rid of the mechanical drive in favor for another M.2 drive when it starts to show signs of dying. I may move to a smaller case some day as well.

Probably just looking at the older AHCI since my preliminary research suggests I won't really see a noticeable difference by getting an NVME and the price for NVME is too rich for my blood. But if I get a board that will support both, I can upgrade to NVME in the future for the Boot drive and then designate the sata m.2 to storage. I can't say I know whole lot about the two other than they may or may not fit in the same slot and one costs more than the other becasue NVME is the latest and greatest.

This drive will replace my current SSD as the Boot/OS drive and I like to get some of the larger more often used programs off the slower mechanical drive.

Currently I don't do anything super crazy with my computer. I do some occasional gaming, media streaming, and eventually some engineering type stuff, MATLAB/Simulink and CAD.



Last edited by animal0307; 04-27-2019 at 12:12 PM.
animal0307 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 10:13 PM - Thread Starter
Retired Staff
 
animal0307's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: A corn field in Illinois.
Posts: 3,529
Rep: 116 (Unique: 103)
I have done some more research and I think I have a plan. To save money I'll buy a Sata M.2 drive and a sata adapter to take place of my current 2.5in SSD. Then when I can upgrade to my 8086k I plan to get an Asrock Z390 Phantom ITX. It has two M.2 slots that both support sata and NVME. So when/if NVME come down in price I can get a NVME drive if I decide it's worth it.


animal0307 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off