Expansion Card-related FAQs

Many of our products include a small screw for mounting M.2 modules.
This screw has a notch that fixes the M.2 module at the correct distance.

:!: Note: This screw consists of one part and cannot be disassembled!

Here's a short video to demonstrate the assembly process:

PCIe Slots Mini Slots (M.2/Mini-PCIe/mSATA)
CategoryProductGraphics slot2nd Slotfor SSDe.g. for Wi-Fi (accessory)Does the M.2 slot support NVMe?Does the M.2 slot support Intel Optane?
XPC cube
SH55J2PCIe x16 2.0PCI 32-bit
SH61R4PCIe x16 2.0PCIe x1 2.0
SH67H3/H7PCIe x16 2.0PCIe x1 2.0 Mini-PCIe ( WLN-C/P)
SZ68R5PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x4 2.0 mSATA Mini-PCIe ( WLN-C/P)
SZ77R5PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x4 2.0 mSATA Mini-PCIe ( WLN-C/P)
SH81R4PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 mSATA Mini-PCIe ( WLN-C/P)
SH87R6PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 mSATA Mini-PCIe ( WLN-C/P)
SZ87R6PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 mSATA Mini-PCIe ( WLN-C/P)
SH97R6PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x4 2.0 mSATA Mini-PCIe (WLN-C/P)
SH110R4PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x1 2.0 M.2-22801)M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
SH170R6(Plus) PCIe x16 3.0PCIe x4 3.0 M.2-22802)Mini-PCIe (WLN-C/P)
SZ170R8PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x4 3.0M.2-22803) Mini-PCIe (WLN-C/P)
SZ170R8V2PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x4 3.0M.2-22804) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
SZ270R8PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x4 3.0M.2-22805)6) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
SZ270R9PCIe x16 3.0 PCIe x4 3.0M.2-22807)8) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
XPC all-in-one
X50Mini-PCIe - supplied
X50V2 (Plus) Mini-PCIe - supplied
X50V3(L) Mini-PCIe - supplied
X50V4 mSATA 9) Mini-PCIe - supplied
X50V5 M.2-2280 10)11) M.2-2230 - supplied
X50V6 M.2-2280 12)13) M.2-2230 - supplied
P20U M.2-2280 14)15) M.2-2230 - supplied
XPC slim (3L)
XG41 Mini-PCIe (WLN-C/P)
XH61
XH61V mSATA Mini-PCIe (WLN-C/P)
XH81(V) mSATA Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
XH97V mSATA Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
XH110(V) M.2-228016) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
XH110G PCIe x16 3.0 M.2-2280 17)18) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
XH170V M.2-228019) Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
XH270 M.2-228020)21) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
XPC slim (Atom)
XS35(GT) Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS35xxV2 Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS35xxV3 Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS36V Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS35xxV3L Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS36VL Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS35V4 22) Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS35V5Pro 23) Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS36V4 Mini-PCIe - supplied
XS36V5 Mini-PCIe - supplied
XPC slim (1L/LGA)
DS61 mSATA
DS81(L) mSATA Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
DS87 mSATA Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
DH110 M.2-226024) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
DH110SE M.2-2260 25) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
DH170 M.2-2260 26) Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
DQ170 M.2-2260 27) Mini-PCIe (WLN-S/P)
DH270 M.2-228028)29) M.2-2230 (WLN-M)
XPC slim (1L/BGA)
DS47 Mini-PCIe - supplied
DS437 Mini-PCIe - supplied
DS437T Mini-PCIe - supplied
DS57Ux mSATA Mini-PCIe - supplied
DS67Ux M.2-224230) M.2-2230 - supplied
DS68Ux M.2-228031) M.2-2230 - supplied
DS77Ux M.2-228032) M.2-2230 - supplied
XPC nano (<1L)
NC01UxM.2-224233) M.2-2230 - supplied
NC02UxM.2-228034) M.2-2230 - supplied
NC03UxM.2-228035) M.2-2230 - supplied
CategoryModelM.2 Slot(s)KeySupports NVMe36)
XPC slimDH110M.2-2260B+M
M.2-2230A+E
DH110SEM.2-2260M
M.2-2230A+E
DH170M.2-2260B+M
DH270M.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
DQ170M.2-2260B+M
DS67U, DS67U3, DS67U5, DS67U7M.2-2230A+E
DS68UM.2-2280B+M
DS77U, DS77U3, DS77U5, DS77U7M.2-2280B+M
DX30M.2-2280B+M
XC60JM.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
XH170VM.2-2280B+M
XH110M.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
XH110GM.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
XH110VM.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
XH270M.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
XPC cubeSH110R4M.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
SH170R6M.2-2280B+M
SH170R6 PlusM.2-2280B+M
SZ170R8M.2-2280B+M
SZ170R8V2M.2-2280B+M
M.2-2230A+E
SZ270R8M.2-2280B+M
M.2-2280B+M
XPC nanoNC01U, NC01U3, NC01U5, NC01U7M.2-2242B+M
NC02U, NC02U3, NC02U5, NC02U7M.2-2280B+M
NC03U, NC03U3, NC03U5, NC03U7M.2-2280B+M
XPC all-in-oneX50V5M.2-2280B+M
X50V6M.2-2280B+M
P20UM.2-2280B+M

Modern M.2 SSDs (such as Samsung's 970 series) use the PCIe lanes of the M.2 slot. This is why they won't be detected as “SATA DEVICES” in BIOS. Please note that the NVMe driver needs to run in UEFI mode.

Please check the below settings in BIOS and change accordingly.

  • Setting 1
    1. Go to Advanced tab
    2. Enter OnBoard Device Configuration
    3. Change M.2 PCIE/SATA Select from SATA to → PCIe

  • Setting 2
    1. Go to Boot tab
    2. Change Boot Mode Select from LEGACY to → UEFI

  • When both settings were changed, please install the OS from DVD or USB device.
  • When the OS is installed, the NVMe drive will be shown in the BOOT list of the BIOS. Under Windows 10 it is named [WINDOWS BOOT MANAGER]. The name may vary depending on the OS installed.

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besides AHCI, it also supports the NVMe protocol [for M.2-SSDs with PCIe x4 interface]
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supports Intel Optane technology
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internal USB 2.0 Type A connector
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SATA interface only [no PCIe interface available]
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Length 80 mm, PCIe Interface
  • faq/hardware/slot.txt
  • Last modified: 2018/09/13 14:28
  • by SH