Pcie product installation instructions

Three color Dogfish M.2 PCie  NVMe SSD

Internal SSD Storage

NVMe SSD M.2 Desktop PC Installation Guide

Required Tools and Parts:

  1. Screwdriver appropriate to the type of screw used for fastening the M.2 device,

and the appropriate screwdriver or tool for opening your desktop computer.

  1. One screw for fastening the M.2 device to the motherboard

Note: The necessary screw or hardware for fastening an M.2 device to the

motherboard may have been included with your motherboard. If this has

not been included, contact your motherboard manufacturer or computer

system manufacturer for this information.


               Note:Depending on the type of hardware used by your motherboard to fasten

an M.2 device, a motherboard-style stand-off screw may be required and

may be included with your motherboard.


              Basic Installation Steps

For the basic installation of your NVMe SSD M.2 in a desktop computer system,

follow these steps:

  1. As a precaution, always back up your data to another storage device before

you or anyone else begins any type of work on your computer system.

  1. Disconnect and remove any existing storage devices connected to the

motherboard or in the drive bay(s)

  1. Power on your PC and access the motherboard BIOS.

Note: Accessing your motherboard BIOS requires the press of a key or

combination of keys on your computer system's attached keyboard during the

preliminary stages of your computer system boot process. Reference your

motherboard or system manufactuer for the exact keyboard sequence.



  1. Once you have accessed the BIOS, make sure that a PCIe device is set in the

BIOS boot sequence or boot priority list.

           Reference your motherboard user manual or computer system user manual

for information regarding the boot sequence and detecting boot devices,

for booting from an M.2 device


  1. Save these BIOS settings and exit
  1. Power down your PC.
  2. This may require disconnecting the power cord from your PC. Confirm with

your system or motherboard manufacturer for the best power-down

process when connecting new hardware to the motherboard.

       a.Locate the M.2 slot on your motherboard.

       8.Please reference your motherboard user manual for detailed location and

orientation of the M.2 slot.

  1. Insert the NVMe SSD M.2 device pin-side first into the M.2 slot as is

illustrated below.

          Insert the M.2 device at an angle as is illustrated below.

  1. Fasten the opposite end of the NVMe SSD to the motherboard with

the necessary screw or hardware, as is illustrated below.

  1. Begin your Microsoft Windows installation from an approved USB device.
  2. Microsoft Windows® 8.1 or Microsoft Windows® 10 is recommended for

proper PCIe / M.2 boot and installation suppport.

  1. Hold down the "Ctrl" key:Click here for Windows 10 Installation Instructions
  2. Microsoft Windows® 7 installation on NVMe devices that use the PCIe bus

requires a Hotfix. Use this Microsoft KB Article for assistance,

Hold down the "Ctrl" key: Click here Download Windows 10


Some descriptions of M.2 and NVme




M.2 is a specification for internally mounted computer expansion cards and

associated connectors. It replaces the mSATA standard, which uses the PCI Express

Mini Card physical card layout and connectors. M.2 is an edge connector and slides

into a slot that has the corresponding Key ID or notches. This is different than the

typical SATA or even SATA Express connectors we see used on many storage

devices. M.2's more flexible physical specification allows different module widths

and lengths, and, paired with the availability of more advanced interfacing features,

makes the M.2 more suitable than mSATA for solid-state storage applications in

general and particularly for the use in small devices such as ultra-thin laptops or


Computer bus interfaces provided through the M.2 connector are PCI Express 3.0

(up to four lanes), Serial ATA 3.0, and USB 3.0. The M.2 connector has different

keying notches that denote various purposes and capabilities of M.2 hosts and

modules, preventing plugging of M.2 modules into feature-incompatible host

connectors. In addition to supporting legacy Advanced Host Controller Interface

(AHCI) at the logical interface level, M.2 specification also supports NVM Express

(NVMe) as the logical device interface for PCI Express SSDs implemented as M.2

storage devices



NVM Express (NVMe)


NVMe or Non-Volatile Memory Host Controller Interface Specification (NVMHCI), is a

technical standard that specifies the operation of host bus adapters accessing

solid-state drives (SSDs) attached through the PCI Express (PCIe) bus. Basically,

NVMe is a driver between a host and a device. As a logical device interface, NVM

Express has been designed from the ground up, capitalizing on the low latency and

parallelism of PCI Express SSDs, and mirroring the parallelism of contemporary

CPUs, platforms and applications. By allowing parallelism levels offered by SSDs to

be fully utilized by a host's hardware and software, NVM Express brings various

performance improvements. Therefore, to experience the best performance, NVMe

is best implemented with a direct PCI Express connection, foregoing any

backwards compatibility with SATA. NVM Express should not be confused with

SATA Express, which is a host bus specification (or physical interface) that supports

both SATA and PCIe storage devices, and suffers from limitations that are not

bound to NVMe. NVM Express is supported natively from Windows 8.1, Windows

Server 2012 R2, and Linux Kernel 3.3.

NVM Express SSDs exist both in the form of standard-sized PCI Express expansion

cards (Add-in card or AIC) and as 2.5-inch drives that provide a four-lane PCI

Express interface through the U.2 connector (formerly known as SFF-8639) or the M.

2-M connector (this is a specific M.2 edge connector with the "M Key ID"). Although

NVMe is supported as a logical device interface for SATA Express storage devices, it

would be limited in performance by the SATA Express standard, which among

other limitations, provides only a two-lane PCI Express interface.



Technical Support

Drive: TRIM command, S.M.A.R.T. monitor system, ECC technology

Certification: TAA, RoHS, FCC, CE,WWN

Operating Temperature: 0℃--70℃

Storage Temperature: -40℃--85℃




Compared the 1-2 year warranty of other ssd products,

we provide 3-year warranty because we are confident in the high-quality ssd product.

If there are any problems with the ssd, please contact us freely and we will send you a new product for free.