Acer nitro 5 AN515-57-55ZS M.2 PCIE but I did not find whether the PCIE.

Johnny132
Johnny132 Member Posts: 62 Enthusiast
edited April 2023 in Nitro Gaming

Hello, I have this model Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57-55ZS, I have the option of mounting a second M.2 nvme drive. I was looking on the pages, but I did not find whether the PCIE, where the factory-installed SSD is version 4.0, and the other 3.0? Or are they both 4.0?Thank you for your helpūüėĄ

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  • Emma_
    Emma_ Moderator, Member Posts: 226 Moderator

    Hello!!

    @Johnny132

    The model is Nitro AN515-57, '5' rather than 's'. Specs say:

    • Storage 1: M.2 SSD 2280 (PCIe Gen4x4)
    • Storage 2: M.2 SSD 2280 (PCIe Gen3x4 / SATA SSD)

    So your NVMe drive should work fine in that second slot. How did you determine the laptop didn't detect it? It should show on the BIOS Information tab as HDD1. 

    Yes, you can install a 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD in this model, other users have installed and Crucial advertise 2TB as compatible with your model.

    Acer Nitro AN515-57-59EY | Memory RAM & SSD Upgrades | Crucial UK

    Acer Nitro AN515-57 Performance Results - UserBenchmark

    Acer Nitro AN515-57 Performance Results - UserBenchmark

    This model supports PCIe 4th Gen M.2 SSDs in slot 1, if you have PCIe/SATA mark in slot2, you can only use a Gen3 M.2 SSD in the second slot, if you see only PCIE marked in the second slot, you can use 4th Gen NVMe SSD in the second slot.
    1. Slot 1     PCIe 4th Gen compatible.
    2. Slot 2     PCIE/SATA--->  Gen3 M.2 SSD.
                     PCIE----------->  Gen 4 M.2 SSD

    Regards,

    LunaNova14

  • Johnny132
    Johnny132 Member Posts: 62 Enthusiast

    Sorry, but I didn't write that the Bios doesn't see my drive. I have a WD pre-installed for now and it works fine. I want to buy a second M.2 and dlatevo I asked about the PCIe version so I know which one to buy to make it worth it
    ūüėČ

    On the front on the sticker I have it says, dual M.2 disk + HDD.

    A gdzie moŇľna znaleŇļńá napis PCIe/Sata lub samo PCIe?

  • Hello! This will depend on your video card version. Some AN515-57 models come with one gen4x4 and one gen3x4 pcie port. Other versions, like your model, come with an rtx 3060 gn20-e3 and come with two gen4x4 pcie ports, see:
    Storage Subsystem (GN20-E3 & GN20-E5)
    ‚ÄĘ Storage 1: M.2 SSD 2280 (PCIe Gen4x4)
    ‚ÄĘ Storage 2: M.2 SSD 2280 (PCIe Gen4x4)
    ‚ÄĘ SATA HDD
    ‚ÄĘ Cable type connection
    ‚ÄĘ Supports HDD upgrade kits
    ‚ÄĘ Supports RAID 0/Optane/TG
    It would be interesting if you send a photo of the bios information tab, with the ssd connected to the motherboard. The ssd has to be showing up in the info tab.

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  • anawilliam850
    anawilliam850 Member Posts: 56 Devotee

    According to the specifications listed on Acer's website for the Nitro 5 AN515-57-55ZS, both M.2 slots support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4. Therefore, both M.2 slots should have the same speed and version, and both should support PCIe NVMe Gen3 x4.

  • NO! This specific model has two pcie GEN4X4. However, it is also obvious that these pcie ports will allow the installation of third generation ssds!

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  • Johnny132
    Johnny132 Member Posts: 62 Enthusiast

    One 3rd generation M.2 slot I would understand, since the graphics are on PCIe 4.0. I am happy if both M.2 drives are 4th generation.

  • OK! What is the exact model of ssd you are trying to install? Did you disconnect the lithium battery before installing the new ssd?

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  • Johnny132
    Johnny132 Member Posts: 62 Enthusiast

    I am just going to buy SSD Adata Legend 840, before buying I wanted to know the version of the connector

  • Your model has two PCIe gen4x4 ports.

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  • Johnny132
    Johnny132 Member Posts: 62 Enthusiast

    Thank You :)

  • Neviem
    Neviem Member Posts: 3 New User

    Hello! my version is Nitro AN515-57-53XL and i was wondering if my both slots for SSD are Gen4 or if only slot 1 is gen4 and the second one is Gen3, even if i take the button cover off i can only find slot number 1 and PCIE but i cant in a milion years find slot number or letters if its pcie or pcie/sata