M.2 SSD PCIe Adapter

Today I got my new 960 evo from samsung and it works like a charm. The old SSD that i was using was an ADATA 120gb m.2 as well, but it was not NVME so I got the 960 evo. I installed windows onto the new SSD no problem, but now I am still trying to use the old SSD for like quick game storage and stuff. The problem I am facing is that the old ssd is not showing up in either disk management or the BIOS.

Can I have an m.2 SSD on my mobo and still have an m.2 through a PCIe adapter or is it just too much?

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  1. It depends on the motherboard. I know that a lot of new AMD mobos like to disable the second PCIe slot if the M.2 is populated. If you tell us what mobo you have, we might be able to help. That is the brand and model.
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  2. Ok, you updated before I submitted my post. Looks like it "should" work, but it is possible that your M.2 adapter is an NVMe or SATA only adapter and your M.2 SSD is the other type.
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  3. I updated the original post with more information
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  4. The site isn't working very well for me right now, but if it helps, I have this adapter Lycom DT-120 M.2 PCIe to PCIe 3.0 x4 Adapter (Support M.2 PCIe 2280, 2260, 2242) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MYCQP38/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_k5oC7BJj5iH5z
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  5. On your link, read the note, it says that it doesn't work with B key (SATA) M.2 drives. If your SSD is a SATA drive, which it sounds like, then there is your issue, you bought the wrong kind of adapter. You could always put the 960 in the adapter and put the old M.2 back on the motherboard and still have your OS on the 960.
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  6. mcconkeymike said:
    Ok, you updated before I submitted my post. Looks like it "should" work, but it is possible that your M.2 adapter is an NVMe or SATA only adapter and your M.2 SSD is the other type.

    Okay now it's letting me reply, so I linked the adapter in another sub post. And I haven't check to see if there are any disabling features in the bios yet
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  7. mcconkeymike said:
    On your link, read the note, it says that it doesn't work with B key (SATA) M.2 drives. If your SSD is a SATA drive, which it sounds like, then there is your issue, you bought the wrong kind of adapter. You could always put the 960 in the adapter and put the old M.2 back on the motherboard and still have your OS on the 960.

    Oh maybe that is it, then one more question, would there be any speed difference for the 960 if I were to do that?
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  8. It doesn't look like there should be any speed differences, if so it should be minimal. I know I ran a PCIe M.2 adapter with a M.2 NVMe drive in my old system and it got very close to the advertised speeds every time I checked it.
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  9. mcconkeymike said:
    It doesn't look like there should be any speed differences, if so it should be minimal. I know I ran a PCIe M.2 adapter with a M.2 NVMe drive in my old system and it got very close to the advertised speeds every time I checked it.

    Alright I may do that then. Oh, the ADATA SSD is a b plus m key m.2, with my thinking, I feel like it should work but I honestly don't know
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  10. Well best guess without knowing the specific model of M.2 SSD, is that since it is any part B, it won't work with an adapter that say "not compatible with B key". Easy way to tell (usually true), if you were getting speeds of less than 600 on read on that SSD, then it is a B (SATA based) SSD. If you were getting higher than 600, it is an M (PCIe based) and it "should" work with the adapter.
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  11. mcconkeymike said:
    Well best guess without knowing the specific model of M.2 SSD, is that since it is any part B, it won't work with an adapter that say "not compatible with B key". Easy way to tell (usually true), if you were getting speeds of less than 600 on read on that SSD, then it is a B (SATA based) SSD. If you were getting higher than 600, it is an M (PCIe based) and it "should" work with the adapter.

    Alright man, thank you, maybe I will look into getting one with both keys in the future.
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