Some motherboards have multiple M.2 slots on them, it’s not quite plug-in-and-play though. Once you’ve plugged your new M.2 SSD into a free slot you’ll need to activate the SSD drive and assign a drive letter.
The good news is, it’s super easy to do!
With the new M.2 SSD now installed, turn the PC on and let it boot into windows as normal. The new drive won’t be usable until we activate it.
This will make the ‘create and format hard disk partitions’ tool pop up.
The default number that appears here automatically is the max storage available (yep, 500GB becomes 476B when formatted..) so just go with what pops up and click next.
The same process can be used for all types of storage, HDD and regular SSD too.