WD Blue M.2 is work well LattePanda Alpha?

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wideep3
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:37 pm

I just wanna install M.2 SSD.

But there was a difference between WD blue and black.

Is WD blue can install on Lattepanda Alpha?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073S ... 0DER&psc=1

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Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am

@wideep3, I just checked WD blue and black. The difference between both model are difference SSD standard. One is SATA III SSD. The other is NVMe SSD. But both work on LattePanda Alpha M.2 M-Key port.
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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LattePanda wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:28 am
@wideep3, I just checked WD blue and black. The difference between both model are difference SSD standard. One is SATA III SSD. The other is NVMe SSD. But both work on LattePanda Alpha M.2 M-Key port.
If I do not follow this design will not be attached in any way?

Since I have a HDD attached to the board, but I can not find a cable that can be attached here, if using an SSD M.2 on the wrong image of the product.

If you just help me cables that connect HDD and board Lattel Panda Alpha? have better links

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Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:17 pm

WD Blue M.2 SSD is under NGFF M.2 socket-2 (B key) using SATA method.
It should have both B-key "key slot" and M-key "key slot" openings. It can be used in M-key based system such as LP Alpha.
It will be detected as a SATA drive out right.

The other model is under NVMe (using PCIe bus) and is socket 3 (M key.) It can also be used in LP Alpha's M-key slot.
It will be detected as a NVMe drive.

I tested my very low-end, odd ball, 2-lane PCIe NVMe drive late yesterday. It was detected as 8Gbps x 2 PCIe NVMe device.
I installed (turn on CSM compatiblity mode for Win/Linux dual boot capability) and booted with Unbuntu 16.04 with no problems.

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ccs_hello wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:17 pm
WD Blue M.2 SSD is under NGFF M.2 socket-2 (B key) using SATA method.
It should have both B-key "key slot" and M-key "key slot" openings. It can be used in M-key based system such as LP Alpha.
It will be detected as a SATA drive out right.

The other model is under NVMe (using PCIe bus) and is socket 3 (M key.) It can also be used in LP Alpha's M-key slot.
It will be detected as a NVMe drive.

I tested my very low-end, odd ball, 2-lane PCIe NVMe drive late yesterday. It was detected as 8Gbps x 2 PCIe NVMe device.
I installed (turn on CSM compatiblity mode for Win/Linux dual boot capability) and booted with Unbuntu 16.04 with no problems.

ccs_hello

You have pictures or videos for me to refer

Thanks

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:29 am

Does this forum have its own storage place for forum users to unload image/video?

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ccs_hello wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:29 am
Does this forum have its own storage place for forum users to unload image/video?
You can use the following function

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I need to refer to some ways to add hard drive through port M.2, because I do not know much about hardware, but in this design of LP Alpha, you need to have a cable connection to the. case it's more compact

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Latte Panda Alpha has the M.2 M-Key slot which has 4-lane PCIe bus capability.
It can accommodate ordinary M.2 NVMe SSD, for example
Samsung 970 EVO 250GB - NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 SSD (MZ-V7E250BW)

It can also the regular/quite-common/cheap M.2 SATA SSD, for example
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB PC SSD - SATA III 6 Gb/s, M.2 2280 - WDS500G2B0B
These are B+M key SSD and would fit a key-M slot.

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Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:34 am

I use this to support you?
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Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:33 am

@ vnlevanduoc

That pic is mPCIe slot. Not to be confused with M.2 slot.
How many external SATA drives you need to connect to?

There are M.2 SATA interface cards. Simple/inexpensive one (no active electronics) support one regular SATA drive. There is an Innodisk SATA adapter that can support 2 SATA drives.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-port-SATA-6G ... 3010525310

You are asking a different question (M.2 SATA adapter) altogether. Please start a new thread next time. Thanks!

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