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 156 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 SolvedLaptop AC 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 SolvedAsus HD7700 -- Adapter Question Forum SolvedSSD Power Adapter piece broke Forum SolvedMolex fan to 3 pin adapter question! Forum SolvedWhat 2.5" SSD to 3.5" drive tray adapter for HP z420 ? Forum SolvedPWM Adapter Question Forum SolvedUSB to SSD(SATA) adapter Forum SolvedLaptop battery and adapter voltage question Forum SolvedLP4 to 8 pin adapter question Forum SolvedLaptop: cpu vs ram vs graphics adapter vs ssd Forum SolvedWireless Adapter Question Forum SolvedWired ethernet adapter question Forum SolvedDifferent Samsung 840 SSD models? (potentially stupid question, sorry) Forum SolvedPort adapter Questions Forum SolvedLaptop SATA HDD to SATA SSD adapter? Forum Solveddvi/vga adapter 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 !