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Any way to use M.2 SSD on an Asus board Q170M2?

By dianoban99 ·
My PC: Acer aspire T2-715

Previous Scinario:
Three seconds after power on, boot freezes at "acer" logo.

Solution:
Replaced the Acer motherboard with a compatible new Asus Q170M2.

A repair shop did the job. The same Acer board was unavailable, so replaced it with a Q170M2.

Q170M2 does not accept M.2 SSD. Many tools & apps suitable for my work are on my original M.2 SSD and it is great pain to re-install & re-adjust them.

I want to use my original M.2 SSD on the Q170M2.

Is there any way to use an M.2 SSD on SATA board Q170M2, please?

Thank you.
Diano
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So you want some M.2 to SSD adapter?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to Any way to use M.2 SSD on ...
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To rproffitt Moderator

by dianoban99 In reply to So you want some M.2 to S ...

Thank you.
Very good but really costing. Would cost me 40~50 USDollars by the time it sets in my PC.
Any other ways, please?

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Sorry no.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to To rproffitt Moderator

But you could shop around for a lower priced adapter. I don't spend time hunting down deals so sorry about that but my reply is to see if this it is a possible fix. I take it that it is so you can now see if you can find a better deal.

Remember I didn't research your new motherboard. I accept what you write as fact.

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To rproffitt Moderator

by dianoban99 In reply to Sorry no.

No need of any adapter now. The motherboard Asus Q170M2 is uninstalled by the repair shop & my PC reverted. Now I am back to the original issue, that is, freezes at the beginning of booting.

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Sharing what we do at the shop.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to To rproffitt Moderator

When we see a PC that freezes at boot and we suspect a blown OS we swap in a blank drive, do a quick install of the OS and see if it's fine. Better than 99% of the time that fixes the PC.

Yes, you will encounter some owner that had tools and such that they forgot to backup the install and activation keys but repairing a blown Windows is never a sure thing.

What did we tell clients to do next? Call and pay Microsoft to work on repairing Windows. Also, we only lose what we don't backup. No backups = usually no way to recover.

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To rproffitt Moderator

by dianoban99 In reply to Sharing what we do at the ...

"swap in a blank drive, do a quick install of the OS and see if it's fine."
Does this have to use a blank drive?
How about using an SSD of the same make & same model & same OS installed on it, and from a PC of the same brand & same model which I bought at the same time ? What does it tell if I take the SSD from that PC and install it on this PC {the PC stuck at booting} & run it? Will it run? Boot? Or show any signal or message?

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After decades in the shops.

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to To rproffitt Moderator

You learn what to try. You can try what you wrote and see what happens.

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To rproffitt Moderator

by dianoban99 In reply to After decades in the shop ...

Thank you.

The original concern of this post was to find a way, a converter or adapter, to use my SSD on the new motherboard Asus Q170M2. This is not the concern anymore. The repair shop uninstallled that Q170M2 & reverted my PC. The Q170M2 was a remodeled one & started showing troubles after using it for a few days.

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use M.2 SSD on an Asus Q170M2 Board

by marketing1635902562 In reply to Any way to use M.2 SSD on ...

No need for adopter as this board has 1 slot for M.2 Socket 3, with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both SATA & PCIE mode)

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