M.2 (NGFF) vs standard SATA drive sockets in Purism Librem laptops

Todd Weaver

Founder and CEO
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We have gotten many questions on the M.2 (NGFF) drive in the Librem laptops, those questions ranging from:

  1. Can you boot from the M.2?
  2. Can you have both M.2 and SATA Drives?
  3. Which one is primary, which one is secondary?

So we wanted to confirm and answer those questions. In short:

  1. Can you boot from the M.2? Yes!
  2. Can you have both M.2 and SATA Drives? Yes!
  3. Which one is primary, which one is secondary? M.2 is primary

We also wanted to provide a brief HOWTO when you order with, or use, both an M.2 and a SATA drive.