I see a slot that looks like it is for a M.2 SSD drive on the board. Can it be confirmed what fits here? Acer support had no clue when I called them.
What non accessible feature are you talking about?
That question aside you can stick whatever M.2 style SSD you want in there. It should support both NVMe PCIe SSD's and SATA SSD's. You can spend about $80 on Newegg for a 256 GB SATA SSD, or spend $100 for a low end 256 GB NVMe SSD, or $130 for the fastest 250 GB NVMe SSD available right now. It will mostly boil down to how much capacity do you want, and how much do you have to spend.
Yes, it is a SATA M.2 slot.
EDIT: Any brand similar to this:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crucial-CT275MX300SSD4-Internal-Solid-State/dp/B01IAGSDJ0/ref=s9_simh_gw_g147_i2_r?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=&pf_rd_r=JKJH4WM7JH9WWJC2RA8G&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=16f14aeb-bd11-4e9e-8c26-9ca0139074ee&pf_rd_i=desktop
This is only an example but you can choose any brand you like.
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You are welcome, yes you are right, it's better to check the interface before you buy the correct SSD.
I found a review site that mentions what fits, as well as the Intel Rapid Storage utility that references a extra port available for use.
It is a PCIe 3.0 X 2 slot. Acer just cheaps out and goes SATA. I just installed a Samsung 960 EVO in my E5-575G-55KK, and it boots just fine from it. It is only 2 lanes however, not 4.
Thanks for the update. i am just looking closely as I have 2 identical laptops so whatever I end up deciding to purchase will be x2.
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