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2019/01/27 10:43:02 (permalink)
I was disappointed with the M.2 slots on the EVGA X299 Dark motherboard. These are the two slots located between the PCIe slots and underneath a plastic shield (aka M2 Cooler), which directs airflow over any mounted NVMe drives. I was disappointed with the screw-down M.2 drive holders. I found the screws small and flimsy. They did not thread easily and easily cross threaded. The screws easily bent. I suggest EVGA needs to use better screws and better mounts to screw into.

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    PINKTULIP
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 11:03:40 (permalink)
    hey at least better than Asus!!!! You have to use right Driver to unscrew that...

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    LouKur
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 11:05:32 (permalink)
    I assure you, I have a full set of tools designed especially for the job and I always fit my blades carefully to the screws.
     
    And ASUS? Are those made of Silly Putty?
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 11:19:52 (permalink)
    I had no issues with mine.

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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 15:00:59 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
    I had no issues with mine.



    No issues with the screws either. 
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 15:04:43 (permalink)
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    I had no issues with mine.

    No issues with the screws either. 

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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 16:10:53 (permalink)
    LouKur
    I was disappointed with the M.2 slots on the EVGA X299 Dark motherboard. These are the two slots located between the PCIe slots and underneath a plastic shield (aka M2 Cooler), which directs airflow over any mounted NVMe drives. I was disappointed with the screw-down M.2 drive holders. I found the screws small and flimsy. They did not thread easily and easily cross threaded. The screws easily bent. I suggest EVGA needs to use better screws and better mounts to screw into.




    So it was the screws used for drive mounting and not the actual M.2 slots you have an issue with, title was misleading


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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 17:37:16 (permalink)
    No issues here either.

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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2019/01/27 17:49:11 (permalink)
    LouKur
    I was disappointed with the M.2 slots on the EVGA X299 Dark motherboard. These are the two slots located between the PCIe slots and underneath a plastic shield (aka M2 Cooler), which directs airflow over any mounted NVMe drives. I was disappointed with the screw-down M.2 drive holders. I found the screws small and flimsy. They did not thread easily and easily cross threaded. The screws easily bent. I suggest EVGA needs to use better screws and better mounts to screw into.


    Hold and align before you tighten up the screw.

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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2020/11/04 09:14:20 (permalink)
    I wanna drop a optain module in the slot, what scewdriver is used for the screws?
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    Re: EVGA X299 Dark Disappointing M.2 Slots 2020/11/24 03:14:26 (permalink)
    I took all of the plastic off except the small little fan. It's in the closet somewhere.
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