MSI will debut (opens in new tab) its tackle screwless M.2 SSD fixings in upcoming 600-series motherboards for AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Zen 4. The system depends on the mix of an MSI Screwless M.2 Defend Frozr, plus EZ M.2 Clips. MSI’s patent-pending designs require no instruments or screws.
MSI first showcased the M.2 slot (opens in new tab) design again at Computex 2022. Twitter leaker chi11eddog (opens in new tab) shared a set of authentic-looking pictures, the place you possibly can see an outline slide with numerous claims by MSI about its Screwless M.2 Defend Frozr’s ease of use. As well as, a few illustrations present how you can use the set up system and the way the spring-loaded latch works.
On upcoming MSI motherboards with Screwless M.2 Defend Frozr heatsinks, a collection of pre-fixed posts shall be obtainable to facilitate simpler M.2 SSD/heatsink set up. Readers who’ve put in naked M.2 SSDs will pay attention to pivoting within the M.2 stick after which fixing down the opposite finish with a screw. It isn’t tough when stacked alongside different PC constructing duties, however MSI engineers/entrepreneurs should have determined it’s a drawback.
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With the brand new MSI system, you first insert the M.2 tooth within the motherboard socket at a slight angle. Then, pushing down the opposite aspect of the SSD, you’ll convey the u-shaped cutout in step with an MSI EZ M.2 clip. Flip this clip to lock the M.2 SSD down flat. It’s a lot just like the Asus ROG M.2 latch fixing system.
MSI doesn’t cease there, as you continue to have its M.2 heatsink to put in – one thing that can grow to be all of the extra essential with the high-speed PCIe 5.0 SSDs attributable to debut on next-gen PC platforms.
For the heatsink, MSI has one other screw-less, tool-less fixing methodology, dubbed MSI Screwless M.2. It’s considerably much like the preliminary M.2 SSD set up. First, customers line up and insert the fixing publish into the again of the heatsink, then pivot it down. As soon as they really feel the heatsink is touching the fixing bases beneath, it’s easy to push the spring-loaded slots holes on the far finish to line up with the posts beneath, and they’ll click on into place with continued downward stress.
MSI’s Computex 2022 video reveals an organization exec making this new “best” M.2 SSD set up look fiddly and tough to make use of. Maybe, since that video, the fixing system has been improved a bit, made extra fool-proof. We are going to spotlight this fixing system in new motherboard evaluations once they arrive.