Re: s s d drives

Monte Single

Hi John,


Yes, I tried taking some of my own medicine and ran the belarc advisor.

I think I fell asleep listening to all those specs.

I just talked with a local computer store, not the geek squad.

And he said my computer model would not  have an m2 slot.


He suggested I go with something like a western digital blue 500 gig for about 70 cannuck bucks plus tax.

So, I’ll chew on that for a while.


From: <> On Behalf Of John Holcomb II
Sent: June 18, 2021 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] s s d drives


Have you tried running Belarc?

This  will help you to see if your box has an M.2 slot or if you’ll need to go for a SATA SSD.

If you’ve got an m.2 slot it’ll be better  to get an M.2 SSD.



From: <> On Behalf Of Monte Single
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2021 1:27 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] s s d drives


Hi John h II and list,

I have a 4-5 year old hp small form desktop with 6th gen I5 processor.

Haven’t spent any money on pcs  in a couple years.

This device has a 500 gig sata drive.

I’m thinking about installing a s s d drive for the o s and programs.

You said newer ssd and  such drives connect to the mainboard through 


Pci-e 3 and 4 slots.

I tried getting the specs for my  hp from the net.  I got lots of info about cpu, ram slots, usb ports, video etc.,  but I could not fine the specs for unused pci slots.

There is a serial adapter plugged  into one slot, there are 2  really short slots, and one long slot,  long like a stick of ram.

Maybe these are pci—3 slots?


Just poking around in the dark.



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