What should I get to upgrade my Powerspec G509 storage?


I am looking to upgrade the storage on my Powerspec G509 computer, but I don't know what to look for, I just know I want to use one of the m.2 expansion slots on the motherboard. Wasn't that right below the gpu? Do I have to remove my gpu to put it in? What should the m.2 speed be (for ai and heavy gaming) and measurements? What is the difference between NVMe, PCIe, and m.2?

Thanks for the help!

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  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    The Samsung 980 is Gen4 and its a good price right now. There are a lot of other options of course we can go over in store. The drive is the correct size.

    Board supports:

    M.2_1 - 2242/2260/2280/22110

    M.2_2 2242/2260/2280

    That drive and most drives are 2280. 22mm wide, 80mm long. So my default M.2_1 is at 2280. 2280 is by far the most common, but if you bought a 22110 you'd just move the standoff. The length is printed on the PCB.


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