Storage Device Information
1. MSI suggests to ask our local service center for a storage device’s approval list
before your upgrade in order to avoid any compatibility issues.
2. For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size
shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
3. 2.5 inch vs. mSATA vs. M.2 SSD
Which M.2 SSD Drive do I need?
1.
Connector & Socket: Make sure you have the right
combination of the SSD connector and the socket on your
notebook. There are three types of M.2 SSD edge connectors,
B Key, M Key, and B+M Key.
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B key edge connector can use on Socket for 'B' Key (aka. Socket 2)
M key edge connector can use on Socket for 'M' Key (aka. Socket 3)
B+M Key edge connector can use on both sockets
To know the supported connector and the socket of your notebook,
see the ‘M.2 slot(s)’ column.
2.
Physical size: M.2 SSD allows for a variety of physical sizes, like
2242, 2260, 2280, and MSI Notebooks supports Type 2280.
3.
Logical interface: M.2 drives can connect through either the
SATA controller or through the PCI-E bus in either x2 or x4
mode. MSI Notebooks supports M.2 SATA interface.
MSI Gaming Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce 900M Series Graphics
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
X
4 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
4 x SATA3
1 x SATA2
SATA2
Up to 4 x M.2 SSD
128KB
X
4 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
4 x SATA3
1 x SATA2
SATA2
Up to 4 x M.2 SSD
64KB
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
GTX 970M/HM87
X
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
GTX 970M/HM87
GTX 965M/HM87
3 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
X
GS70 2QC
GTX 960M/HM87
3 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
X
GS60 2QE
GS60 2QD
GE72 2QF
GE62 2QF
GE72 2QE
GE62 2QE
GE72 2QD
GE62 2QD
GE72 2QC
GE62 2QC
GE72 2QL
GE62 2QL
GTX 970M/HM87
GTX 965M/HM87
X
2 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
2 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
X
X
2 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key Type 2280
3 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
SATA2
Up to 3 x M.2 SSD
128KB
X
2 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key Type 2280
3 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
SATA2
Up to 3 x M.2 SSD
128KB
X
1 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
Notebook
Graphics/Chipset
GT80 2QE
GT80 2QD
GT80 2QC
GT72 2QE
GT72 2QD
GTX 980M SLI/HM87
GTX 970M SLI/HM87
GTX 965M SLI/HM87
GTX 980M/HM87
GTX 970M/HM87
GT60 2QE
GTX 980M/HM87
GT70 2QD
GT60 2QD
GS70 2QE
GS70 2QD
GTX 970M/HM87
GTX 965M/HM87
GTX 960M/HM87
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
Up to 2 x M.2 SSD
128KB
GTX 960M/HM87
GTX 950M/HM87
*[1]: For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
MSI Gaming Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce 900M Series Graphics
Notebook
GE70 2QE
GE60 2QE
GE70 2QD
GE60 2QD
GP72 2QE
GP62 2QE
GP72 2QD
GP62 2QD
GP70 2QF
GP60 2QF
GP70 2QE
GP60 2QE
Graphics/Chipset
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
1 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
1 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
1 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
GTX 960M/HM86
GTX 950M/HM86
GTX 950M/HM86
GTX 940M/HM86
GTX 950M/HM87
GT 940M/HM86
*[1]: For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
MSI Gaming Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce 800M Series Graphics
Notebook
Graphics/Chipset
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
GT72 2PE
GT72 2PC
GT70 2PE
GT60 2PE
GT70 2PC
GT60 2PC
GS70 2PE
GS70 2PC
GS60 2PE
GS60 2PC
GS60 2PL
GS60 2PM
GE70 2PE
GE60 2PF
GE60 2PE
GE70 2PC
GE60 2PC
GE60 2PG
GE70 2PL
GE60 2PL
GTX 880M/HM87
GTX 870M/HM87
X
4 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
4 x SATA3
1 x SATA2
SATA2
Up to 4 x M.2 SSD
128KB
GTX 880M/HM87
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
3 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
X
X
2 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
2 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
X
X
1 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
X
X
GTX 860M/HM87
2 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
Up to 2 x mSATA SSD
128KB
GTX 850M/HM86
1 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
GTX 850M/HM86
1 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
GTX 850M/HM87
2 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
X
X
X
X
Up to 2 x mSATA SSD
128KB
X
GE40 2PC
GP70 2PE
GP60 2PE
GTX 870M/HM87
GTX 870M/HM87
GTX 860M/HM87
GTX 870M/HM87
GTX 860M/HM87
GTX 850M/HM86
840M /HM86
840M/HM86
1 x SATA3
*[1]: For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
*[2]: ODD presence is optional; A multi-bay for the extra 2.5” HDD, SSD or mSATA to SATA adapter is located in ODD slot when there is no ODD.
X
1 x SATA2
In ODD slot
1 x SATA3
SATA2*[2]
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
Up to 2 x M.2 SSD
128KB
X
MSI Gaming Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce 700M Series Graphics
Notebook
GT70 Dragon Edition 2
GT70 Dragon Edition 2 Extreme
GT70 2OD
GT60 2OD
GT70 2OC
GT60 2OC
GS70 Stealth
GE70 2OE
GE60 2OE
GE70 2OD
GE60 2OD
GE70 2OC
GE60 2OC
GE40 2OC
GE40 2OL
GP70
GP60
Graphics/Chipset
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
GTX 780M/HM87
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
X
1 x SATA2
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
SATA2
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
X
X
X
2 x SATA3
GTX 765M/HM87
2 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
X
GTX 765M/HM87
2 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
1 x SATA3
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
X
X
X
X
Up to 2 x mSATA SSD
128KB
X
GTX 770M/HM87
Up to 2 x mSATA SSD
128KB
Up to 2 x mSATA SSD
128KB
GTX 760M/HM86
GT 750M/HM86
GT 750M/HM86
2 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
1 x SATA3
GT 740M/HM86
X
GTX 760M/HM87
*[1]: For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
*[2]: ODD presence is optional; A multi-bay for the extra 2.5” HDD, SSD or mSATA to SATA adapter is located in ODD slot when there is no ODD.
X
X
1 x SATA2
In ODD slot
1 x SATA3
1 x SATA3
SATA2*[2]
SATA2
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
MSI Gaming Notebooks with Gaming Dock
Notebook
Graphics/Chipset
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
GS30 2M
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200/ HM87
X
2 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
2 x SATA3
X
X
Up to 2 x M.2 SSD
128KB
GS30 2M
Gaming Dock
compatible PCIE x 16 (Gen3) graphics card*[2]
X
X
X
1 x SATA3
3.5” HDD*[3]
X
X
*[1]: For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
*[2]: MSI suggest to use our approval graphics card to avoid any possible compatibility issue.
*[3]: An extra 2.5 inches to 3.5 inches Bracket Mount Adapter will be needed if you’re using the 2.5 inches HDD.
MSI Workstation Notebooks
Notebook
Graphics/Chipset
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
WT72 2OL
WT72 2OK
WT72 2OM
Quadro K4100M/HM87
Quadro K3100M/HM87
Quadro K2200M/HM87
X
4 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
4 x SATA3
1 x SATA2
SATA2
Up to 4 x M.2 SSD
64KB
WT70 2OL
WT70 2OK
Quadro K4100M/HM87
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
WT60 2OK
Quadro K3100M/HM87
X
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
WT60 2OJ
Quadro K2100M/HM87
2 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
2 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
2 x SATA3
1 x SATA2
X
Up to 2 x M.2 SSD
128KB
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 2 x mSATA SSD
128KB
X
X
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
2 x SATA3
Up to 3 x mSATA SSD
128KB
WS60 2OJ
Quadro K2100M/HM87
GT70 2OL
GT70 2OK
Quadro K4100M/HM87
Quadro K2000M/HM87
GT70 0NG
GT70 0NH
Quadro K2000M/HM77
Quadro K3000M/HM77
GT60 2OK
GT60 2OJ
Quadro K3100M/HM87
Quadro K2100M/HM87
GT60 0NG
GT60 0NF
Quadro K2000M/HM77
Quadro K1000M/HM77
X
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
2 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
3 x SATA3
(mSATA to SATA adapter)
X
*[1]: For having the maximum performance of the SSD, see the suggested Stripe Size shown in the RAID 0 column to do the set up.
MSI Prestige Notebooks with NVIDIA GeForce 900M Series Graphics
Notebook
PE70 2QE
PE60 2QE
PE70 2QD
PE60 2QD
PX60 2QD
Graphics/Chipset
mSATA slot(s)
M.2 slot(s)
M.2 Interface
2.5” SATA
HDD/SSD
ODD
RAID 0*[1]
X
1 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1x SATA3
1 x SATA3
SATA2
X
X
1 x M.2 Socket 2 for B Key Type 2280
1x SATA3
1 x SATA3
X
X
GTX 960M/HM87
GTX 950M/HM87
GTX 950M/HM87