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Can I transfer an OS M.2 ssd from one m.2 slot to another on the same motherboard?

otghere614

12 months ago

I was wondering if I could move my M.2 ssd which is the OS from m.2 slot 1 to m.2 slot 2 on my motherboard( Asus Rampage VI Extreme x299) . My motherboard has 3 m.2 slots (1 near PCH and 2 on DIMM.2). Currently, the boot m.2 is attached on one side of the DIMM.2 and I am planning to attach it to the other side of the DIMM.2 for cooling purposes. I was wondering if it is just ok to transfer slot without tweaking with the BIOS or reinstallin the OS.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be fine to just swap it. It might need to do a recheck on the parts that are installed, but everything should be fine. I have had good luck with swapping an SSD between builds before without problems. I would backup any data that is critical on the off chance that something does go wrong.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I've stored nothing that significant however I do not wish to go through the pain of reinstalling softwares. I guess I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the advice.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply however what I was asking was if I use the same ssd, only on a different slot.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good. Thanks. Will try once I've received my new case.

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