Some system builders set up their systems with a dual use M.2 slot for NVMe or M.2 SATA drives. If a system had a designated M.2 SATA port only, with one keyway, would the 660P be compatible?
I have installed the 660P in both configurations on a dual use M.2 slot. But I am wondering if a dedicated SATA M.2 slot may not have some connections available for the 660P to function in such an environment.
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Thanks for the response but I don't believe it will convince me, since the drive is capable of working in the SATA configuration. I don't know a way to confirm a SATA only M.2 slot is electrically different from a dual use slot. In those cases, the system Bios can control whether the slot is NVMe capable.
I am thinking the only way to know for sure, is to try to install it on a system which does not have NVMe capability.
Thanks again, if I decide to try, I will post back to confirm.
Looks like you are correct. The drive installed as a secondary drive on a non-capable NVMe system, was not recognized by the Bios.
My conclusion would be you have to be on a NVMe system for the drive to be recognized by the Bios so drivers can be added to use the SATA configuration....