Hard Drive Guide Sheet

There are in most cases 3 sizes of Hard drives with various connectors for each one.


These are 1.8", 2.5" and 3.5"


Within these sizes you can have the following connectors

  • 2.5" IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) or also called PATA (Parallel ATA) this is the old form factor for Laptops and PCs typically 7 years or older



  • 2.5" SATA (Serial ATA) is the new connection with in Laptops and PC's this is the same connection whether the Hard drive is a 2.5" or a 3.5" size Hard Drives. So in practise you can now put a 2.5" Laptop SATA Hard drive in to a Normal PC


  • 1.8" ZIF Drives Slighty older connection typically used on smaller sub notebooks or early tablets here is a list


Apple MACBOOK air 1st generation ,iPod Video

Microsoft Zune 

Sony VGN-UX37,VGN-UX50, VGN-UX70, VGN-UX72, VGN-UX90, VGN-UX91, VGN-UX92 Sony VGN-UX180, VGN-UX280, VGN-UX380, VGN-UX480 ,VGN-G118CN 

Sony TZ /TT /TX /TXN /Z 

DELL Latitude XT /D430 /D420 

HP mini 1000 ,COMPAQ 2510P/2710P

FUJITSU U810/U820 U1010/U2010

Asus U2E /U1F ,Eee PC900

OQO model 02/e2

LENOVO K12 /ideaPad U110





Motion Tablet LE1700

LG A1 

Flybook V5


  • 1.8" Micro SATA Newer version of the ZIF/PATA connection. This is currently used in the following laptops


Dell Latitude E4200, XT2

Fujitsu P163

HP Elitebook: 2530P/2540P, 2730P/2740P

HP Envy 13, 14, 15

Lenovo Thinkpad: X300/X301, T400s/T410s

Samsung X360



  • 1.8" Usata used on some older Dell models. This was first Generation SSD was quite slow and could be unreliable

Dell Adamo 13

Dell Adamo XPS

Dell Latitude E4200

Dell Precision M6400



  • 1.8" Msata (Please do not confuse with Microsata they are different. These are the most cost effective and space saving SSD Hard drives out on the market place. They also by far fit the most amount of devices. We also stock the convertors to turn them in to any other type of SSD Hard Drive.




50mm mSATA Notebooks & Tablets

Acer Aspire: M3-xxx, M5-xxx, R7, S7 (S7-391), Timeline, V5-572G-6679

Acer: Iconia Tab W500, W700

Alienware :18, m14x r2, M17x R4

ASUS Eee Slate EP121

ASUS VivoBook: S400CA, S551LB 

ASUS Zenbook: UX21, UX

Clevo Notebook: P150SM, P151SM1, P157SM, W350STQ, W650SR, W230ST, W350SKQ, W355STQ, W650SH, W651SH, W651SR, W655SH, W655SR, W740SU

Dell Inspiron: 14z (5423), 15 (7537), 15z (5523), 15R SE, 17R, 17R 5720, 17R SE

Dell Latitude: 6430u, ST-LST01, XT2, XT3

Dell Precision: M4500, M4600, M4800, M6400, M6500, M6600, M6700, M6800

Dell XPS: 12 (12-9Q33), 13 (L321X), 14 (L421X), 15 (L521X), 18, One 2710

Dell Vostro: 3360, 3460, 3560

Fusion Futro: S700, S900

Fusion Garage JOOJOO

Gigabyte: Q1742N, U2142, U2440M, U2440N, U2442

Google: CR-48 Chrome

HP ENVY: 14 Series*, 15 Series (15-3xxx), 17 Series (17-3xxx)

HP ENVY Sleekbook: 14*, 15.6"*

HP ENVY Spectre XT 13

HP ENVY TouchSmart: 15-J003xx, 15t-j100, 15-j113ea, 20-d010

HP Folio: 13-1000

HP Pavilion: dm4t Series (DM4T-3xxx), dv6 Series

Lenovo: K26, K47A, K47G

Lenovo Essential: B590

Lenovo IdeaPad: S210, S400, U300, V570, Y460, Y470, Y480, Y500, Y510, Y560, Y570, Y580 

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13

Lenovo ThinkPad: L420, L430, L520, L530, T420, T420s, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T520, T530, T530i, W520, W530, X220, X230, X230i, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet 

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge: E220s, E320, E330, E420, E420s, E430, E430s, E520, E530, S430

LG Xnote: P330

MSI GE70: 2OE-014NE, 2OE-017US

MSI: Windpad 110W

Samsung: Series 7 Slate, Series 9

Samsung Chromebook Series 5

Sony VAIO: E Series, Tap 21

Toshiba Qosmio: X70, X75-A7298

Toshiba Portege: Z830, Z835, Z930

Toshiba Satellite: P70, P770



50mm mSATA Desktops

Lenovo IdeaCentre: A720



50mm mSATA PC Motherboards

Any motherboard with the Intel Z68 Express Chipset that offers an mSATA port can use an mSATA SSD as a Cache Drive or Main Drive (System Drive).

Alienware m14x r2

Intel NUC Board: DC33217GKE, D34010WYB, D53427RKE, D54250WYB

Intel NUC Kit: DC3217IYE, D34010WYK, DC53427HYE, D54250WYK


50mm mSATA Mobile Devices

Drobo Mini Portable Storage Array


25mm Half-Size mSATA Mini Notebooks & Tablets

ASUS: B400A-XH51, Q501LA, Q550LF

ASUS Zenbook: UX302LA, UX42VS, UX52VS

Dell Vostro 5470




M2 (NGFF) is the new format in SSD. They have lower power consumption than Msata but similar speeds. They are also lighter and are used in typically the newest model laptop and mobile devices. Below is a current list of compatible devices. We also stock all the converters to make them in to other connection SSD Hard Drives.






42mm SATA M.2 NGFF (2242)


Acer Chromebook: C720

ASUS Chromebox




HP Chromebook 14

HP EliteBook: 820 G1, 840 G1, 850 G1

HP ProBook: 430 G1, 640 G1, 650 G1

HP ZBook 14

Lenovo: G410, G510, G710, V4400u

Lenovo Essential: B5400, M5400

Lenovo IdeaPad: L440, L540, U330, U430, U530, Y410p, Y510p*

Lenovo ThinkPad: S531, S540, T431s, T440P, T440s, T540, T540p, W540, X240

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge: E431, E440, E531, E540

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga

SONY VAIO PRO 13 Series**


PC Motherboards

ASUS Maximus Extreme VI

ASUS Maximus VI Formula

ASUS Maximus VI Gene

ASUS Maximus VI Impact (dual PCIe 2.0 / SATA M.2 socket)

ASRock AMD Fatal1ty 990FX (dual function SATA/PCIe M.2 slots)


* Some of these models may ship without an M.2 connector, please check that your device has an M.2 connection before placing your order.

** To determine what whether you need SATA or PCIe, check the existing M.2 drive in your Sony Vaio Pro. Users replacing/upgrading a Samsung XP941 drive will need a PCIe based M.2 NGFF SSD.


60mm SATA M.2 NGFF (2260)


ASUS Zenbook: UX301LA, UX301LAA

ASUS Zenbook Touch UX31LA

Dell Venue 11 Pro: 7130, 7139

Sony VAIO Flip 13

PC Motherboards



80mm SATA M.2 NGFF (2280)


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 2 (2014)

MSI GS60 Ghost

Razer Blade 14 (2014)

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus

Sony VAIO Duo 13

Sony VAIO Pro 13 (SVP1321C5E)

PC Motherboards

ASUS Maximus VI Impact (dual PCIe 2.0 / SATA M.2 socket)

MSI Z97 MPOWER Max AC (dual SATA / PCIe M.2 socket)


80mm PCI-e M.2 NGFF (2280)


Apple MacBook Air 2103

Apple MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display: 13, 15

SONY VAIO Pro 13 (bootable)

PC Motherboards


All motherboards listed below and others with a free PCIe 2.0 x2 or higher slot will work and boot with both the Plextor M6e PCIe SSD or the Mushkin Scorpion Deluxe PCIe SSD.

ASRock AMD Fatal1ty 990FX (supports PCIe 2.0 x2 / SATA M.2)

ASRock Z97 Extreme6

ASUS Maximus VI Impact (supports PCIe 2.0 x1 / SATA M.2)

ASUS Maximus VII Gene

ASUS Maximus VII Hero (dual PCIe / SATA-based M.2 socket)

ASUS Z97 Deluxe

ASUS Z97 Pro

ASUS Z97I-Plus

Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H (supports PCIe 2.0 x2)

MSI Z97 Gaming 7 (dual SATA / PCIe M.2 socket)

MSI Z97 MPOWER Max AC (dual SATA / PCIe M.2 socket)

MSI Z97 XPower AC (dual SATA / PCIe M.2 socket)