Pcie product installation instructions
Three color Dogfish M.2 PCie NVMe SSD
Internal SSD Storage
NVMe SSD M.2 Desktop PC Installation Guide
Required Tools and Parts:
- Screwdriver appropriate to the type of screw used for fastening the M.2 device,
and the appropriate screwdriver or tool for opening your desktop computer.
- One screw for fastening the M.2 device to the motherboard
Note: The necessary screw or hardware for fastening an M.2 device to the
motherboard may have been included with your motherboard. If this has
not been included, contact your motherboard manufacturer or computer
system manufacturer for this information.
Note:Depending on the type of hardware used by your motherboard to fasten
an M.2 device, a motherboard-style stand-off screw may be required and
may be included with your motherboard.
Basic Installation Steps
For the basic installation of your NVMe SSD M.2 in a desktop computer system,
follow these steps:
- As a precaution, always back up your data to another storage device before
you or anyone else begins any type of work on your computer system.
- Disconnect and remove any existing storage devices connected to the
motherboard or in the drive bay(s)
- Power on your PC and access the motherboard BIOS.
Note: Accessing your motherboard BIOS requires the press of a key or
combination of keys on your computer system's attached keyboard during the
preliminary stages of your computer system boot process. Reference your
motherboard or system manufactuer for the exact keyboard sequence.
- Once you have accessed the BIOS, make sure that a PCIe device is set in the
BIOS boot sequence or boot priority list.
Reference your motherboard user manual or computer system user manual
for information regarding the boot sequence and detecting boot devices,
for booting from an M.2 device
- Save these BIOS settings and exit
- Power down your PC.
- This may require disconnecting the power cord from your PC. Confirm with
your system or motherboard manufacturer for the best power-down
process when connecting new hardware to the motherboard.
a.Locate the M.2 slot on your motherboard.
8.Please reference your motherboard user manual for detailed location and
orientation of the M.2 slot.
- Insert the NVMe SSD M.2 device pin-side first into the M.2 slot as is
Insert the M.2 device at an angle as is illustrated below.
- Fasten the opposite end of the NVMe SSD to the motherboard with
the necessary screw or hardware, as is illustrated below.
- Begin your Microsoft Windows installation from an approved USB device.
- Microsoft Windows® 8.1 or Microsoft Windows® 10 is recommended for
proper PCIe / M.2 boot and installation suppport.
- Hold down the "Ctrl" key：Click here for Windows 10 Installation Instructions
- Microsoft Windows® 7 installation on NVMe devices that use the PCIe bus
requires a Hotfix. Use this Microsoft KB Article for assistance，
Hold down the "Ctrl" key： Click here Download Windows 10
Some descriptions of M.2 and NVme
M.2 is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and
associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express
Mini Card physical card layout and connectors. M.2 is an edge connector and slides
into a slot that has the corresponding Key ID or notches. This is different than the
typical SATA or even SATA Express connectors we see used on many storage
devices. M.2's more flexible physical specification allows different module widths
and lengths, and, paired with the availability of more advanced interfacing features,
makes the M.2 more suitable than mSATA for solid-state storage applications in
general and particularly for the use in small devices such as ultra-thin laptops or
Computer bus interfaces provided through the M.2 connector are PCI Express 3.0
(up to four lanes), Serial ATA 3.0, and USB 3.0. The M.2 connector has different
keying notches that denote various purposes and capabilities of M.2 hosts and
modules, preventing plugging of M.2 modules into feature-incompatible host
connectors. In addition to supporting legacy Advanced Host Controller Interface
(AHCI) at the logical interface level, M.2 specification also supports NVM Express
(NVMe) as the logical device interface for PCI Express SSDs implemented as M.2
NVM Express (NVMe)
NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI), is a
technical standard that specifies the operation of host bus adapters accessing
solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. Basically,
NVMe is a driver between a host and a device. As a logical device interface, NVM
Express has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and
parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and mirroring the parallelism of contemporary
CPUs, platforms and applications. By allowing parallelism levels offered by SSDs to
be fully utilized by a host's hardware and software, NVM Express brings various
performance improvements. Therefore, to experience the best performance, NVMe
is best implemented with a direct PCI Express connection, foregoing any
backwards compatibility with SATA. NVM Express should not be confused with
SATA Express, which is a host bus specification (or physical interface) that supports
both SATA and PCIe storage devices, and suffers from limitations that are not
bound to NVMe. NVM Express is supported natively from Windows 8.1, Windows
Server 2012 R2, and Linux Kernel 3.3.
NVM Express SSDs exist both in the form of standard-sized PCI Express expansion
cards (Add-in card or AIC) and as 2.5-inch drives that provide a four-lane PCI
Express interface through the U.2 connector (formerly known as SFF-8639) or the M.
2-M connector (this is a specific M.2 edge connector with the "M Key ID"). Although
NVMe is supported as a logical device interface for SATA Express storage devices, it
would be limited in performance by the SATA Express standard, which among
other limitations, provides only a two-lane PCI Express interface.
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Operating Temperature: 0℃--70℃
Storage Temperature: -40℃--85℃
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