Solved SSD Adapter question Tags: SSD hard drive adapter Storage mSATA SATA SSD Last response: March 24, 2014 10:27 PM in Storage Share Mikel S March 24, 2014 7:09:17 PM I inadvertently purchased the wrong type of SSD for my MoBo. It does have a fancy M.2 slot, but all M.2 compatible SSD's seem way expensive. The SSD I bought was of the mSATA type, so I picked up an mSATA to SATA adapter. My question is: Will the adapter cause any noticeable speed differences? More about : ssd adapter question Reply to Mikel S Best solution nukemaster a c 154 G Storage March 24, 2014 7:13:17 PM No the adapter should not hurt performance at all because it is not actually a bridge just a passive adapter. They have a regulator because not all sata power cables have 3.3 volts and I think that is what msata drives use(5 is used on normal 2.5 inch SSD's). Reply to nukemaster Share Mikel S March 24, 2014 10:27:09 PM Ahh, thanks for the embellishment. I was wondering what all the circuitry was for if it was just a passive adapter. That explains it all. Thanks again! Reply to Mikel S m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedCompletely Ignorant Question on SSD Adapters Forum SolvedWill the Plextor PCI-e SSD work in the new Z97 mobo without the adapter? Forum SolvedAsus HD7700 -- Adapter Question Forum SolvedNew SSD, New Adapter - getting 100kb/s while Mac gets 55mb/s Forum SolvedBest place to locate the SSD and WiFi Adapter in the tower Forum SolvedSSD Power Adapter piece broke Forum SolvedMolex fan to 3 pin adapter question! Forum SolvedPWM Adapter Question Forum SolvedWhat 2.5" SSD to 3.5" drive tray adapter for HP z420 ? Forum SolvedUSB to SSD(SATA) adapter Forum SolvedLaptop battery and adapter voltage question Forum SolvedLP4 to 8 pin adapter question Forum SolvedPort adapter Questions Forum SolvedLaptop: cpu vs ram vs graphics adapter vs ssd Forum SolvedWireless Adapter Question Forum SolvedHDMI Adapter Questions. Forum SolvedWired ethernet adapter question Forum Solveddvi/vga adapter question Forum SolvedLaptop SATA HDD to SATA SSD adapter? Forum Solved10Gb/s Data Transfer Speed for Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD (Question) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !