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I am looking to upgrade my hard drive to an m.2 ssd on my hp omen 870-224 but i have ran into some issues

On crucials website there are SATA SSDs and m.2 SSDs that it says are compatible yet when I looked at the motherboard its a Odense2-K there is no m.2 SSD slot. Did I somehow miss it or is crucials website wrong? Also which would be faster. From the little bit of research I did it seemed like they were much faster than a SATA SSD. What do you recommend?
I have found that there adapters would that bottleneck the speed of the m.2 SSD to roughly the same speed as a SATA SSD? If they will not bottleneck too much what adapter should i get?

This is the one i was looking at getting

Crucial MX300 525GB M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD
Upgrade for: HP - Compaq OMEN 870-224
Crucial part number: CT10386255
Brand: Crucial
Form Factor: M.2 Type 2280
Total Capacity: 525GB
Warranty: Limited 3-year
Specs: M.2/NGFF (2280) Single Sided • 530MB/s Read, 510MB/s Write
Series: MX300
Product Line: Client SSD
Interface: SATA 6.0Gb/s
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    I'm a little perplexed with this too.

    It does appear you have an M.2 slot, but from the diagram, it would appear the M.2 is used for a Wireless adapter with Key "A".
    https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05355651



    The Crucial drive used B+M keys, and is much, much longer than that slot would allow for.


    M.2 itself is just a form-factor..... the Crucial drive still utilized the SATA interface, not PCIe. So speed differences should be non-existent when compared with a similar 2.5" SATAIII SSD.

    I would just opt for a 2.5" SATAIII drive and avoid any potential headaches.
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  2. I dont see that board supporting M.2 SATA or NVMe. I can however see the solder points where the M.2 SATA/NVMe drive would go (it is right under the PCI-Express 16x slot., looks like it would fit 2240 and 2280. If that connector is soldered than you can put a M.2 SSD there but if it isnt than you need to use a SATA 2.5" SSD.
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  3. PM from OP.
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    sorry if i was unclear i meant an adapter like this one M2 PCIe SSD Adapter X110 Would this work without causing a bottleneck large enough to make it run at roughly the same speed as a SATA SSD
    The pci express x1 slot is free on the motherboard


    Adapters require boot support and, on an OEM system - there's no guarantee it would just "work".

    Most PCIe M.2 SSDs are x4. Running on older chipsets limit to x2, which impacts speed substantially..... Only connecting it to an x1 slot would limit it further.

    The x1 slot is PCIe 2.0, limiting max theoretical transfer speeds to 500MB/s vs SATA3 at 750MB/s.
    While "real world" usage isn't likely to 'feel' much slower, using a PCIe SSD in an x1 slot would actually limit speeds below that available via SATA3..... at least theoretically.

    Between boot support (or lack thereof), the limited speeds of x1, and the added cost of an M.2 drive + adapter, I don't see any justifiable reason not to just pick up a 2.5" SATA SSD.
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