M.2 NGFF (Next Generation Form Factor) solid state drives are space saving high-speed non-volatile storage solutions to be used in upcoming high performance laptops.
Smaller, lighter, and consuming less power – M.2 drives maximize performance and usage in mobile devices when used as a cache drive (in tandem with a HDD) and offer enough storage space to load an operating system as a bootable drive for embedded applications, ultrabooks, and next generation notebooks.
Note: Solid State Drives DO NOT require defragmentation. It may decrease the lifespan of the drive.
M.2 – mSATA Comparison
Where mSATA took advantage of an existing form-factor and connector, M.2 has been designed to maximize the usage of the card space, while minimizing the footprint.
|Length (mm)||50.95||30, 42, 60, 80, 110|
|PCB Space – L x W (mm)||1528.5||660, 924, 1320, 1760, 2420|