Article ID: 000055649 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 11/07/2022

What Is the Torque Value and Screw Size for Intel® M.2 and 2.5″ SSDs?


Applies for all Intel 2.5” and M.2 SSDs.


Provides information for handling torque value for M.2 and 2.5 SSDs.


Unable to find the proper torque for the screws when installing a SSD to a chassis in order to prevent stripping the screw or mounting hole.


The information about torque value for the M.2 screw and some other helpful information can be found in Proper Handling Techniques and Precautions for Your M.2 Device.

  • M.2 drives do not have specific values for torquing the screw. The screw torque value is based on the board M.2 screw base and setscrew, not based on the M.2 SSD.
  • For more information, contact the motherboard manufacturer.

For 2.5” SSDs

Do not exceed torque of 0.67 Newton-meter (Nm) to prevent enclosure thread damage. Applied force of 0.45 Nm works for flathead screws. For other screw types, it can be lower or higher (in a range of 0.45 Nm – 0.67 Nm). The mounting threads for these drives could be M3 type x 4mm. This does not come in the box but can be found online or in stores.

For M.2 SSDs

Metric M3
Total length: 3mm
Thread length: 2mm
Head diameter: 4mm
Drive type: Phillips

NoteThis is a generic size. In order to get the exact size, contact your motherboard or system manufacturer.