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williamcrileyTopic starter

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I'm not sure what kind of SSD I can install into my trident 3
The Model and information is as follows:

Trident 3 8RC-005US
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Re: Trident 3, want to install a SSD but what kind?
« Reply #1 on: 14-May-19, 19:47:52 »

It is specification for Trident-3-8th on MSI website.
1 x M.2 SSD (SATA/PCIe Auto switch)
1 x 2.5" HDD
https://www.msi.com/Desktop/Trident-3-8th/Specification
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Re: Trident 3, want to install a SSD but what kind?
« Reply #2 on: 15-May-19, 00:33:21 »

I've seen in some other posts that the motherboard version determines what I can run at :

1x M.2 SSD (SATA/PCIe Auto switch)* 

1x 2.5" HDD 
Supports on version 2.1 above of motherboard only

Ive also seen that you need my serial number to determine what motherboard version I am running

My Serial is as follows: MSB920I4S0104186

Can you verify for me that my MSI does in fact support a m.2 NVME SSD before I go out and buy one?
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Re: Trident 3, want to install a SSD but what kind?
« Reply #3 on: 15-May-19, 20:04:38 »

This system is Trident-3-8th at your side.
1 x M.2 SSD (SATA/PCIe Auto switch)
1 x 2.5" HDD
https://www.msi.com/Desktop/Trident-3-8th/Specification

It is NOT Trident-3 at you side.
https://www.msi.com/Desktop/Trident-3/Specification

Both are different model.
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Re: Trident 3, want to install a SSD but what kind?
« Reply #4 on: 17-May-19, 23:02:05 »

I just did a corsair Force 960gb nvme ssd.  It was not easy to get working, I had to completely unplug the mechanical drive, disable the secure boot keys in the bios, install win 10 from a usb and then it finallly showed up in the boot priority order and i could re-enable the secure boot keys (whatever those even are other than getting in the way).  

You should be able to install the drive and have the bios detect it, go to windows, run the drive clone software and then change the boot order and you would be running on the new drive, but NOOOO MSI had to make things way harder than it should have been.  The bios on this trident 8th is very poor in my opinion even for someone as basic as myself that never games or overclocks.

The only answer you ever get to anything when trying to get help on this forum is "it is a specification" whatever that is supposed to mean.  If you want answers to problems be prepared to experiment yourself on what works and what doesnt because the answers here are very conflicting.  I had a hard time even confirming that an NVME drive would even work, they could have simply listed in the specs NVME compatible, but instead it just gives some vague pci-e auto switch, again whatever that means......
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