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A (Stupid?) Question about S-ATA to m2 adapter.
 

A (Stupid?) Question about S-ATA to m2 adapter.  

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Hymir25
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Hello people in this forum.

so far im using an EXP GDC Beast dock with M PCIE and its quite okay so far.
Sadly my Sony Vaio does not have a M2 Slot, but i saw SATA to m2 Adapters on amazon.
so here is my question:

Is it possible, respectively is it possible to give me an advantage boost, to set up an M2 Beast Dock with the SATA to M2 Adapter, compared to my MPCIE Setup.

Hopefully someone can help me,

Hymir

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nu_ninja
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M.2 slots can carry PCIe or SATA signals. The adapter almost certainly just converts the SATA slot to an M.2 slot with a SATA signal. Since eGPU's require a PCIe signal the adapter unfortunately won't work.

Mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro (MacBookPro9,2) TB1 -> RX 460/560 (AKiTiO Node/Thunder2)
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joevt
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The keying of the M.2 slot indicates what kind of signals it can carry.
M.2 Form factors and keying
The SATA to M.2 adapters use Key B or Key B+M.

SATA to M.2

Key B supports PCIe x2 but that doesn't matter since there's no PCIe signals from the SATA connector.
SATA Data connector

If your Sony Vaio has mPCIe and it's working, then you probably have to stay with that.

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