M.2 stands for Next Generation Form Factor which is invented for PCI-SIG by Intel and it is developed for flat and high-efficiency equipment such as Ultrabook™ or Tablet PCs. It is a natural transition from the Mini Card and Half Mini Card to a smaller form factor in both size and volume which supports multiple function add-in cards/modules including: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, global navigation satellite systems, near field communication, Hybrid digital radio, wireless gigabit alliance (WiGig), wireless wide area network and solid-state storage devices. Also adds functionality to USB 3.0, display Port, SDIO and SSD-PCIe
M2P4S adapter enables PCIe base M.2(NGFF) SSD as a HDD Card for desktop PC.
M2P4S design two slot for M.2(NGFF) SSD:
One slot use for PCIe x4 slot for desktop PC directly.
Another slot can though FFC (Flat Flexible Cable) cable for flexible use(with KZ-B23x4).
- M.2 SSD to PCIe X4 adapter.
- M.2 Specification Revision 0.9
- Serial ATA Spec. Reversion 3.2
- Support 2230 / 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110 type M.2 Card dimension.
- Support M.2 Socket 3 PCI-e-based SSD Module.
- Support M.2 Key M Card Type.
- Allows user to use standard PCIE base M.2 SSD to PCIe x4 in the Desktop or Laptop.
- Design the FFC (Flat Flexible Cable) cable for flexible use.
- Transparent to the operating system and does
- not require any software drivers.
- Can’t support system boot.
Boot from M.2 SSD storage.
We successfully installed the system through M2P4A Samsung SSD, and the success of the boot.
Operating platform follows:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Processor G3258
MB: ASROCK Z97 Killer
OS: Windows 8.1 64bit
Adapter : M2P4A
SSD Hard Drive: Samsung XP941-128G M.2(NGFF) PCIe x4 SSD
Most Z97 chipset can support boot with PCIe’s storage.
You can simply install the OS but chose the M.2 storage.
The chose setup BIOS to boot from it.
Because z97’s BIOS is UEFI BIOS, make sure you boot from “UEFI: your storage name”.